Tuesday, January 11, 2011
“Holy Spirit ‘Conviction’ – 101” …Blog.
“Holy Spirit ‘Conviction’ – 101” …Blog.
May I share a ‘True Story’…? I have been Born Again for some years. It has been my practice to meet with Jesus in His Holy Word… ‘Each morning’… “Mark 1:35 & 1Samuel 3:21.” I alternate between NT & OT books… as our Lord leads me… “Romans 8:14”. One morning I was reading… “2Chronicles 12:14” and was “Convicted by God’s Holy Spirit”… that I was ‘Not’ practicing His Word; in ‘Not’ preparing my heart; before reading His Word. According to “Proverbs 28:13” & “1John 1:5-to-10”… I immediately changed my “Actions”… and have made this my ‘practice’… for some time.
The Holy Spirit… brought to my mind… “Ezra 7:10”… and I adopted that as my ‘Obedience to Christ’… before ‘Any’ spiritual practice… Prayer, Bible Study, Praise and yes… even Witnessing to others… “1Peter 3:15.” Also I remembered… “1Corinthians 11:28-to-32”… and it ‘all’ made sense! God, Our Lord… wants a “Prepared Heart”… before we come to Him! It was the Holy Spirit of God… that ‘used’ His Holy Word… to change not only my mind… and my heart… “But To Obey Him”… out of His Love for me… and my Love for Him! … “Luke 17:10!”
*** (Romans 8:9) But you are not in the flesh, = but in the Spirit, = if the [Holy] Spirit of God = dwells in you. = But if anyone = has not the Spirit of Christ, = he is = “None” = of His.
*** (John 16:7-to-14) However, = I [Jesus] = am telling you the Truth. = It is for your advantage = that I am going away, = for if = I do not go away = the Helper will not come to you. = But if I go, = I will send him to you.
(John 16:8) When He comes, = He will convict the world = of sin, = righteousness, = and judgment
(John 16:9) of sin, = because = they do not believe in Me [Jesus];
(John 16:10) of righteousness, = because I [Jesus] = am going to the Father [God] = and you will no longer see Me;
(John 16:11) and of judgment, = because = the ruler of this world [Satan – Luke 4:6 & 1Jn 5:19] = has been judged.
(John 16:12) "I still have a lot to say to you, = but you cannot bear it now.
(John 16:13) Yet when = the [Holy] Spirit of Truth comes, = He will guide you into all Truth. = For he will not speak on His own accord, = but will speak = whatever He hears = and will declare to you the things that are to come.
(John 16:14) He will glorify Me [Jesus] =, for He will take what is Mine [John 12:44-to-48] = and declare it to you.
The Anointing – 101 …Blog about the Holy Spirit
Those that are Truly… Born Again, born from Above… by the Holy Spirit of God… have God’s Holy Spirit not only indwelling them! He is God’s… ‘Down Payment’… and the fact of your Eternal Salvation! Today ‘many’ call themselves Christian… because they go to Church… but in fact… Many have ‘never’ been… Born Again… by the Holy Spirit of God! They have no hunger for God’s Holy Word! They have no real desire to know… More of God… and His Holy Word. Seldom do they ever ‘Read & Study’… their Bibles! Say it isn’t SO…? When someone shares a Bible Verse… they are “Immediately Offended! ‘Never’ do they say… What is God trying to say to me… by His Word?
*** (John 15:1-2-3) I [Jesus] am the True Vine, = and = My Father [God] = is the Vinedresser.
(John 15:2) Every branch in Me [Jesus] = that ‘does not’ bear fruit, = He [God] takes away. = And every one that bears fruit, = He prunes it = so that it may bring forth more fruit. [1Corinthians 11:30 & Hebrews 10:6-to-9]
(John 15:3) Now you are clean = through the Word = which I [Jesus] = have spoken to you.
*** (Jeremiah 23:29) Is not My Word like a fire? = says Jehovah [God]; = and like a hammer = that breaks the rock in pieces?
*** (Isaiah 59:21) As for Me, this is My covenant with them, says Jehovah; My Spirit that is on you, and My Words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed's seed, says Jehovah, from now on and forever.
*** (John 6:63) It is the [Holy] Spirit that makes alive, = the flesh profits nothing. = The Words that I [Jesus] = speak to you = are spirit = and are life.
“IF”… you Love “JESUS the Christ”… “THEN”… you will ‘Surely’… “Love–His Holy Word!” You will want to know more of it… because the Holy Spirit…uses the Word… to reveal God’s Mind and Heart and… Perfect Will! He will also use it… to convict those that are truly born again… of sin in their lives. How else would… God… allow you to see Him; but through His Holy Word? It is only by God’s Word… does those that are His… Grow in His… Grace, Mercy and Love!
*** (Romans 10:17) So then Faith comes = by hearing, = and hearing = by the Word of God.
*** (Philippians 2:5) Let this mind = be in you, = which was also = in Christ Jesus:
*** (1Peter 2:2) As newborn babies, = desire the sincere milk of the Word, = that you = may ‘grow’ [spiritually] thereby:
*** (Deuteronomy 29:29) The secret things = belong to Jehovah our God, = but the revealed things = belong to us and to our sons forever, = so that we may do all the words of this Law.
*** (2Timothy 3:15-16-17) and that from a child = you have known the Holy Scriptures, = which are able to make you = wise to salvation = through faith in Christ Jesus.
(2Ti 3:16) All Scripture is God–breathed [inspired by Him], = and is profitable for doctrine, = for reproof, = for correction, = for instruction in righteousness,
(2Ti 3:17) that the man of God = may be ‘perfected’, = thoroughly furnished = to every good work.
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, = the days come, = says the Lord Jehovah [God], = that I will send a famine in the land; = not a famine of bread = nor a thirst for water, = but of hearing = the Words of Jehovah.
The Will of God… is and can be verified… “Only–By”… His Holy Word! Never does God, the Only True God… have a will that is outside of His Word. Surely you have heard the saying… “How can it be ‘Wrong’… when it ‘Feels’… So Right?” Simple answer: “Because God said SO!” “Nothing More”… “Nothing Less!” Remember in Genesis 3… the serpent said to Eve… “Has God ‘REALLY’ Said… You Shall NOT”…? So today… ‘Many” that profess to be Christian… ‘Do not’ want to hear what God says about… “Any/All Subjects!” They claim themselves as one of “His”… much like the Jews of Jesus’ day did… those same Jews… Crucified Christ!
*** (Matthew 4:4) But He [Jesus] answered and said, = It is written, = "Man shall not live by bread alone, = but by ‘every word’ = that proceeds out of the mouth of God."
*** (John 3:1920-21) And this is the condemnation, = that the Light [Jesus] has come into the world, = and men ‘loved’ darkness = rather than the Light, = ‘because’ = their deeds were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone = who does evil = ‘hates’ the Light, = and = ‘does not’ come to the Light, = lest his ‘deeds’ = should be ‘exposed’.
(John 3:21) But he who practices Truth = comes to the Light = so that his works may be revealed, = that they exist, = having been worked in God.
*** (John 8:12) Then Jesus spoke again to them, = saying, = I am the Light of the world. = He who follows Me = ‘shall not’ walk in darkness, = but ‘shall have’ = the Light of life.
*** (Psalms 36:9) For with You [Lord] = is the fountain of life; = in Your Light = we shall see Light.
*** (Revelation 19:13) And = He [Jesus] = had been clothed in a garment = dipped in blood [Isaiah 63:1-to-9], = and = His name is ‘called’ = The Word of God.
“IF”… Christ Jesus is your “Lord & Savior”… “THEN”… He will allow; “His Holy Word”… to make you into a ‘Mature’ believer… who He will use for; His Kingdom Work! He always uses His Holy Word! It is complete and there is not any more ‘recent’ revelation about Him… no matter what anyone ‘falsely’ claims. Many… simply depend on ‘words’ from others to learn about God. Surely you check out… everything you are told about Jesus… with His Word? …“Don’t YOU?” Even what I tell you… or ‘anyone’ else…?
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*** (1Thessaloninans 5:21) Prove ‘all’ things, = hold fast to the good.
*** (Acts 17:11) And these were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they received = the Word = with all readiness of mind = and = searched the Scriptures = ‘daily’ = to see if those things were so [or not].
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If = they do ‘NOT’ speak according TO this Word, = it is because NO light = is in them.
*** (Luke 16:31) And he said to him, = If they = ‘Do NOT’ = hear Moses and the Prophets, = they will NOT = be persuaded, = ‘even though’ = one rose from the dead.
“Christ Jesus”… the Living Word of God… will use His Holy Word… “To Grow Us Up”… in Christ! Remember God is not standing over us with a Big Stick… waiting to destroy or cripple us!
As our Loving Heavenly Father… He wants His children… to reveal His Light to the World of the Lost & Dying. But He expects a response to Him… and to His Holy Word! You expect something from your Employer, Your Spouse and yes… even your Children… “Don’t You?”
How will others see & know… Christ Jesus; if they don’t see “You”… Loving His Holy Word… as you “SAY”… You Love HIM? Something is wrong with those… that say they are Christians… and never ‘Read & Study’… His Holy Word! Many ‘substitute’ everything else… books, videos, even [Pseudo] Christian music… and spend ‘more time’; in and with them… than they “Do with His Holy Word!” Say it isn’t so… in your “Own Life?” God our Father… has even given you… His Holy Spirit… to teach you His Holy Word! What more could anyone ask… “For?”
*** (2Corinthians 13:5) examine yourselves, = whether you are in the ‘Faith’, = prove your own selves. = Do you not know your own selves, = that Jesus Christ is in you, = unless you are reprobates?
*** (2Timothy 2:15-16) Study earnestly = to present yourself = ‘approved’ to God, = a workman that does not need to be ashamed, = ‘rightly dividing’ = the Word of Truth.
(2Tim 2:16) But shun profane, = vain babblings, = for they will ‘increase’ to more ungodliness.
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Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 2:7.