Life by the Spirit
Good Morning all. I know it has been a few days since I posted anything but God has been dealing with me on some spiritual matters. What I have learned in the past few days is that we are not living by the Spirit. We are living what human minds tell us to live. My God says do not be afraid 365 times in the Bible. So why are we afraid? Yes, God tells us to follow the laws of the land but to filter those laws through God's law. Are we doing that? So let's look at how God wants us to live in the Spirit. We all have access to the Holy Spirit but we do not access it. We look to what we can physically see going on and forget to put the HOLY GHOST filter on. I am going to 1 Corinthians 2 starting with verse 1. And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. (I claim this very thing. I am not a professional writer nor do I claim to be. But I do know that God has laid it on my heart to teach his word and just to plant a seed. I am just as common as the next.) For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. (Every time I teach I get so scared. But I know that if I live life with the Holy Spirit then those are the words that I need to say and be not afraid.) My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,(Again are accessing the Spirit's power to teach and preach. Are you living by the Holy Spirit?), so that our faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God's power. (Where does your faith lie? I mean truly lie. Does it lie with human's so called wisdom or on God's Wisdom. I know one thing without a shadow of doubt, God's word has not changed. People change it, not God. And if you turn back to 1 Corinthians 1:18 just for a moment and let's look at that) For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, (that is those who don't live for Christ Jesus.) but to us who are being save it is the power of God.(If you live in Christ Jesus and live with the Holy Spirit filter then it seems ridiculous to those who live in the world. They just don't get it and if I am honest, most in the church just don't get it.) For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. (Hold on just a minute. God is saying that he will destroy the wisdom of the wise, come on do we see this happening all the time. If you think you are so smart and don't rely on God, he is going to bring you down. But if you have the wisdom of God, you will rise up. Today look for God's wisdom and not the wisdom of the world. He uses the foolishness of the world to shame those in high places. And once again do not be afraid, because we know that Jesus Christ has overcome the world. We are just on this journey, but this journey will decide where you spend eternity. No more soft words. Jesus says in Matthew 12; Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. There are no other options. Which do you choose? Joshua 24 answer it for me: But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. BUT AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSEHOLD, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.