The Power of the Holy Spirit

Where Living Begins

Pentecostal evangelist William Branham (1909-1965), who claimed that his sermons came directly from an angel whispering in his ear.

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God (1 Corinthians 2:1-5).

I was raised in a religious tradition that emphasized the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit, especially in miracles, signs, and wonders. We were told that when the Holy Spirit was present, and working through…

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They are slowly entering the minds of children, through all this  nonsense.

 

“If you can get a child when he is 7 and you’ll have him forever”

Adolf Hitler

Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.

Walt Disney

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

Vladimir Lenin

 

 

 

Be Reconciled To God

My daughter and I were having a delicious lunch on this sunny spring day.

Surrounded by beauty, and the serenity of the moment, the conversation flowed peacefully.  All was going well. I was delighted to have precious moments with my youngest child,  UNTIL!!!  somehow the talk turned to God. 

The serenity and peace went away, and the attack began.  

Among many things I heard how I am one sided and not opened to deviate from what I believe to be true from a book that has been changed and translated many times.  And in any case what I believe about God and salvation is only my opinion. There are many Christian denominations and all differ.

I was also reminded that  she keeps all the commandments except one so that makes  it ok.

Needless to say I was not able to get a word in.   Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life and no one comes to the Father except through Jesus was all I was able to quote.

After a while she left the table to get something .  It was my opportunity to tell the Holy Spirit that I wasn’t doing this anymore .   I told the Lord how I was tired of sharing the gospel and having negative reactions .  Tired of not seeing anyone get convicted and saved.  Tired of using His Word and not seeing anyone  repent and turn to the only Saviour.  With tears I told Him I had enough.  It was over, no more sharing His truth in love from now on.

Moments later my child comeback .  Her words to me were that I was isolating myself from everyone by my beliefs. That she loved me but that she did not agree with me or my self righteous attitude about what I believe.  She added that because of my always wanting to seek God her father divorced me. (19 years ago).

Suddenly joy filled my heart.   How true it is that we children of the living God are isolated.  Sometimes in can be very  lonely.  The words of Jesus about the cost of being a disciple lifted me up .

Jesus tells us clearly in these verses: 

If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me, cannot be My disciple.” 

Luke 14: 26-27

In other words, being a disciple costs us everything.  Could be our family , possessions or even our own life . We must be willing to lay it all down to follow Jesus.

To end the conversation she said we will have to agree to disagree.

On my way home I asked God to forgive me for wanting to give up.  I said that  I will continue  to speak God’s Truth and share the gospel of Jesus no matter what happens to me as a result.

May God have mercy on my family and grant them repentance.

We can not save ourselves . Salvation is of the Lord.  My heart’s desire and prayer to God for my family is that they may be saved.

Friend if you do not know Jesus as your Saviour you are headed for judgement. 

We read in God’s Word:

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,”

Hebrews 9:27

God is Holy we are sinners.  God is a God of love but God is also a judge. He hates sin the Bible says that the wages of sin is death.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 6:23

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:20‬ ‭

Bring Your Children Today

Bring him to me.’

Mark 9 : 19

Despairingly the poor disappointed father turned away from the disciples to their Master. His son was in the worst possible condition, and all means had failed, but the miserable child was soon delivered from the evil one when the parent in faith obeyed the Lord Jesus’ word, “Bring him to me.”

Children are a precious gift from God, but much anxiety comes along with them. They may be a great joy or a great bitterness to their parents; they may be filled with the Spirit of God or possessed with the spirit of evil. In all cases, the Word of God gives us one prescription for the cure of all their ills: “Bring him to me.”

We need to engage in agonizing prayer on their behalf while they are still babies! Sin is there; so let our prayers begin to attack it. Our cries for our offspring should precede those cries that herald their arrival into a world of sin. In the days of their youth we will see sad evidences of that dumb and deaf spirit that will neither pray properly, nor hear the voice of God in the soul, but Jesus still commands, “Bring him to me.” When they are grown up, they may wallow in sin and foam with enmity against God; then when our hearts are breaking we should remember the Great Physician’s words, “Bring him to me.” We must never cease to pray until they cease to breathe. No case is hopeless while Jesus lives.

The Lord sometimes allows His people to be driven into a corner that they may learn how necessary He is to them. Ungodly children, when they show us our own powerlessness against the depravity of their hearts, drive us to the strong for strength, and this is a great blessing to us. Whatever our morning’s need may be, may it like a strong current carry us to the ocean of divine love. Jesus can soon remove our sorrow; He delights to comfort us. Let us hurry to Him while He waits to meet us.

Devotional material is taken from “Morning and Evening,” written by C.H. Spurgeon, revised and updated by Alistair Begg. Copyright (c) 2003, Good News Publishers and used by Truth For Life with written permission. Today’s Bible Reading material is taken from McCheyne Bible reading plan and used by Truth For Life with permission. Scripture quotations are taken from Holy Bible: English Standard Version, copyright (c) 2001, Good News Publishers.