We cannot afford to coast once freedom has been received. Fight to keep your freedoms. Paul the Apostle exhorted that all believers must fight the good fight of faith. Today’s message is about practical ways to keep our freedoms secure.
Today’s message is a compilation of how the book of Acts continues to add new chapters in the lives of believers today. Be encouraged. In the words of Jesus, “…when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”
In today’s world many Christians struggle to share their faith with others and have seemingly little success when they do. In this message we will examine the interaction by the Holy Spirit to bring life changing impact. We can become instruments used by Him for the glory of His Kingdom.
For every believer, there is a pathway to breakthrough in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible very clearly calls us to baptism in this sequence: repent and be baptized. If you were baptized before you received Jesus, you need to be baptized now.
Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people). Ephesians 6:18 (AMPC) Prayer is not a mixed bag, a hit or miss proposition. It is vital to our walk with God and is part of our worship of our Creator. God’s heart for us is to have a fruitful, productive, prayer life that brings results. The activity of the Holy Spirit in our prayer life is the key.
Religion has long sought to thwart the power of the Gospel, but in amazing ways the Lord always proves the truth of the Gospel. For example, when Paul and Barnabas went to Iconium, the Word says, “the apostles stayed there a long time, preaching boldly about the grace of the Lord. And the Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders.” (Acts 14:3) Without the Holy Spirit, even the message of Christmas becomes secular and powerless. Today’s message counters this with 5 reasons we should talk about the baptism in the Holy Spirit at Christmas time.
Major storms and hurricanes have what are called steering currents. These currents keep the storms moving in a certain direction. Without the steering currents, the storms would be far more dangerous than they are. Your life of faith has a God given divine purpose. However it gets out of control if you lack spiritual steering currents. The book of Jude gives us some great insight into life in the Holy Spirit. Knowing and implementing practical action details is essential to staying on course in your trajectory of faith. Prayer, love, and outreach will steer you well, even when the ship of your life seems to be off course.
As believers in Jesus, we have the Spirit of God living in us. That means we can choose to be led by the Holy Spirit and obey His voice, instead of how our flesh would direct us. The more we yield to Him, have fellowship and worship Him, the more we will be able to … [Read more…]