Pride!. The Danger

Pride is defined as a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired. It is an inwardly directed emotion that can easily offend others and carries with it a connotation that displays an inflated sense of one’s own worth or personal status and typically makes one feel a sense of superiority over others and can easily make someone look scornfully at others.

Pride is giving oneself the credit for something that God has accomplished. It is taking the glory that belongs to God alone and keeping it for ourselves. Anything we accomplish in this world would not have been possible were it not for God enabling and sustaining us. Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit today

In the Old Testament period the Spirit of God descended upon man to move man to perform God’s work; the emphasis was upon the Spirit of God being the power to man. In the Old Testament, through generation after generation, the Spirit of God continually descended upon man as a divine power that moved man to work, fight, and speak for God; or as the excelling wisdom that enabled man to manage affairs for God. In the Old Testament times, the Spirit of God merely descended upon man as power, but did not enter into man as life; He only bestowed a divine power upon man, but did not impart to man a divine nature. He descended upon man that man might have God’s power, but not His nature. It is not untill the New Testament times that the Holy Spirit formally enters into man and becomes man’s life, so that man might have God’s nature.

What a privilege it is for us to embrace the Holy Spirit and allow him to work in us and make us what God wants us to be.

Let us pray. –Father, according to Your Word I declare that all Your promises to me are yes and amen. I thank You, God, for giving me good gifts, and for freely giving me the Holy Spirit, who empowers me to pray effectively and strategically according to Your perfect will for my life. God, I thank You, and I praise You for who You are. In Jesus’s name, amen.

Fellowship with our God

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When God came to man, He brought with Him grace and truth: “The Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14), and “….grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). When we received grace and saw the truth, we returned to God and met love and light. Therefore, “Whoever does not love does not know God for God is love” (1John 4:8). Also “And so we know and rely on the love  God has for us”  (1John4:16). God is light- “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it”  (John1:5). Grace comes from love, and truth issues from light. That which is hidden in God is love, and when this love comes forth from God to us, it is grace. Likewise, that which is hidden in God is light, and when this light comes forth from God to us, it is truth. Therefore, when God comes to man, He brings grace and truth, and when we go to God, we touch love and light. When God came to man, He brought with Him His grace; when we received this grace and returned to Him, we met His love. Likewise, when God came to man, He brought His truth; when we saw His truth and returned to Him, we met His light.

The elusive Truth

Jesus Christ came into the world as an offering by God the Father so that all our sins could be forgiven. He came redeemed us and exchanged is righteous for our sins and death. It has already been and there is no more blood can be shade as it were during the time of the of the old Testament.This truth is very elusive to the world and as a result many will perish. Many still believe that you have to do Good to earn salvation? The truth is that the good God has already earned the salvation for us by  his death on the cross and resurrecting. Our part is to believe this truth and there after we welcome the Holy spirit into our lives so that HE can transform us into Christlike.Our true God is a loving God and he allow a to freely accept him out of our own free will. If you reject the truth which is that Jesus has redeemed us then you are sinning willfully and for sure there is no sacrifice for sin.Hebrews 10:26.

  The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Romans 8:16-17

If we refuse to take the identity that the spirit is trying to convict as that as Jesus is so are we . Our spirit is as perfect as that of Jesus for he took us and he become us. When you are born again the real you- your spirit  becomes transformed into like Jesus but our soul convince us otherwise. We are heavenly bound as Jesus has already done it.  Be a living epistle for Jesus here on earth to tell  all others that he is a Good God who has done great thing for me. Live from Christ like identity and leave for him. According to my spirit I am whom he say I am that is the correct you when you behave contrary that is not you but your  mistaken identity due to allowing the flesh to mislead you. My identity is in Christ and it is what makes  me whom I am not my behavior which are misleading.