Just as the Holy Spirit conceived Jesus in Mary, so he conceives Christ inside every believer! There He begins lording and leading us every day into everlasting freedom. For the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty!
One of the most missed truths in all of Scripture is the Kingdom of God coming to the Earth via the Holy Spirit. In Mark 9:1 Jesus said, “some of you will not taste death until you see the Kingdom present with power.” Then in Acts 1:8 Jesus said, “And you shall receive power (same word as Mark 9:1) when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. Join Grace Church in a “Summer of Refreshing” as they fling open their doors to the Heavens and the Lordship of the Holy Spirit!
Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." God created two worlds to work together! One is visible and one is invisible, one is material and one is spiritual, one you hold with your hand and one you hold with your heart! Listen to the beginning of God's Kingdom of the Spirit!
A great need in the body of Christ today is the development of those who have come to know Him and receive Him as Savior. In this next segment of the Conversations series, listen and be encouraged to invest Christ into others who need discipled.
Romans 8:28 & 29 go hand in hand. When God works all things together for our good, He then tells us what our highest good is - to be conformed to the image of Christ. Not only that, God uses each trial we face to prepare us for promotion in His Kingdom!
In Luke 21:12-13, Jesus mentions how His followers will suffer trial and persecution but then He says, “it will turn out FOR YOU a testimony.” Could it be possible that we as Christians serve a God who can turn our messes into messages and our tests into testimonies?! It is not only possible, it is true! How many time shave we seen our Heavenly Father’s redemptive hands take something the enemy meant for evil and turned it to our good!
When you find yourself in a difficult place, humbling yourself before the Lord so He can provide you wisdom and direction is such a key! Proverbs 11:2 says, “With humility comes wisdom.” In addition, we have the power and resource of our identity in Christ in trials! Many times God will allow us to walk through things so He can show us the ultimate power of Christ that is at work in us. How many people have ever thought, “I don’t think I can get through this…” and yet through the Lord’s Spirit they not only come through, they come through better and more mature! Listen and be blessed!
Healing rarely happens in isolation. That’s because we as humans need each other, just like we need the Lord. Many times it takes great love from people before people experience great healing from God. That is the power of Godly counsel among a community of believers. That is a power we all have even in our darkest hours.