Romans 8:19 ESV "For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God." The creation is waiting for your manifestation and the manifestation of the church. Who is the church? We are the church and the world is waiting on us to arise and begin to be about our father's business. What are you doing in life. Is your vision and your mission in life in line with God's purpose for you. A lot of people strive to find what their purpose is and most times do not know what it is or why and what it is or understand what it is they need to be doing that would complete their life's purpose. Do you feel fulfilled with life? Are you chasing the right job or business. Are you having a sense of yearning that nothing you have done have been able to fulfil, then you need to ask yourself and search your heart are in line with God's purpose for your life? So what do you do to fulfill this longing. 1) You need to have a vision - Take time to write down a vision for yourself, your family and ministry. Decide what you want to do in life. 2) Align your purpose with God purpose. 3) Stay focused on the goal and not deviate from it no matter how difficult it may be for it to manifest. Manifestation of God's purpose in your is definite if your stay focused. Finally pray continually on your vision and your goals. The world is waiting for your manifestation and you will manifest in Jesus name. No devil will hold you back from God's purpose and His will your life Go and manifest!
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Roman 13:8-10 (NIV) The scriptures clearly states it very simply, "Love your neighbour as yourself". We all know that some people can be so hard to love, even when you try your best to love them. You give your heart and your all, yet all your acts of love and compassion may be misunderstood as being nosy or as some would say too overwhelming. But the scripture is clear to say that, "love is patient, love is kind and love sees no faults" 1 Corinthians 13:4-13. So to love your neighbor as yourself, you have to endeavor to close your eyes to their many faults and embrace them with the agape love of God. We are to love our enemies and those that spitefully use us. This can also be hard to do especially when you have been hurt badly by an individual that you trust, but remember that love should give no records of those things others have done. 1 Corinthians 13:5 And the fear that you feel from the wound and pain of past hurts, the scriptures say that perfect love cast out all fear. So why be afraid to love? Why be afraid to give your all to others as commanded by God? Verse 8 of Romans 13 says that no debt should be outstanding except for the continuing debt to love one another. Love is a debt that we have do take care of on a daily basis. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) Just as you love yourself to protect your interest, so also you should love others and protect their good interest. If we say we have faith and have not exercised our love muscles then all that we do is simply put, fake. To love others is to be tolerant. For God so loved the world that he gave His only son, so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. So what excuse do we have, if God can give us the life of his son by sacrificing him on the cross to free us from sin and death, the only pay back for that is to in turn love others. PRAYER Almighty God, today I humble myself and ask for mercy for those areas of my life where I have not shown love to those that surround me the way you have commanded. Forgive me for keeping a record of others faults. Help me from today to see beyond the wrong that has been done to me and help me to begin to love unconditionally with the agape love of God, in Jesus Name. Amen JOURNAL Make a list of those that have wronged you and what it is that they have done that has affected the way you love and perceive others, present them to God in prayer. Release all the hurt and pain in those areas that you have listed and ask the Holy Spirit fill the vacuum that the hurt has left behind with the agape love of God and don't go back to revisit them again.
For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 1 John 5:7-8 (NIV)
The scripture above says "that are three that bear witness about Jesus, the spirit, the water and his blood", this is the authenticity of Christ. No one can be more authentic than that. When the president of the United States of America goes anywhere there is a seal that authenticates his office. Anywhere this seal is seen or presented it sure commands respect. So also the spirit, the water and the blood commands the authority that Jesus has. When this three power seals are presented in the kindom of darkness, it sure commands power that darkness cannot comprehend.
The Spirit In Genesis, the first mention of the Spirit was in Genesis 1:2 , which says, “The earth didn’t have any shape. And it was empty. Darkness was over the surface of the ocean. At that time, the ocean covered the earth. The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” when the earth was without form the spirit of the Lord was available to start the work of the creation. When God created man, he created him in his own image. Fast forward, there have been mentions of people in the scripture that God had placed his spirit upon to do great and mighty things. But non can compare to that which he announced when Jesus was baptized. The book of Matthew 3:16 says, “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened. Jesus saw the Spirit of God coming down on him like a dove.” and he was announced in verse 17, "A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him.” May the Lord be pleased with us all.
When God announced Jesus, His spirit descended on Him and gave him power and the authority for the work that he was commissioned to do. He began healing the sick, raising the dead, setting captives free and preaching the good news. God's, spirit empowered him to do all the miraculous deeds that he performed.
What are the artributes of the spirit of God in the life of a person.
Holy Spirit gives power - empowers to do great and mighty things
It gives wisdom, knowledge and understanding
It gives boldness - to do what you cannot normally do on your own
It gives direction, leading us aright
How do you receive the spirit of God? The scriptures tells us in Acts 2:17 that the Lord will pour out His Spirit upon all people, verse 18 further says, "...and they will prophecy. When Jesus ascended to heaven He told his disciples that he would send them a helper in the form of the holy spirit which they received in Acts 2, "When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit enabled them." To daily receive the fullness of the Holy spirit you have to remain in God's presence seeking him through prayer and reading the word. PRAYER Lord I pray that the holy spirit will rest upon every area of your life today and that you may receive power to accomplish your purpose in life, in Jesus Name