We must wait until the Holy Spirit has given us the baton, or we will be disqualified if we run our leg of the relay without it.
Too many professed believers in Christ are resting on their laurels—are living like they are satisfied with their past achievement (salvation), so much so that they refuse to consider additional effort from them is necessary. They have assumed that their salvation automatically made them the Bride of Christ—made them saintly Overcomers. As a result, they either overlooked the Scripture that commands them to work out their own salvation, or they read and studied said Scripture but concluded it does not pertain to them.
Believers should never be money-oriented or obsessed with material possessions. However, this truth doesn’t mean they can’t find happiness in their own little world. Believers surely can count their blessings daily, give Father God thanks daily, and daily laugh, smile, have fun, and cherish the big and small things that delight them.
The anointing the apostle John speaks about—that which is embedded deeply within believers and that which teaches them all truth—is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. This empowering, edifying, and supernatural baptism (believers’ spiritual edge) also is called the Holy Spirit’s Filling, which may or may not happen the moment believers receive their salvation.
Are you an Overcomer? Most churchgoers believe they are Christ’s Wheat—meaning, they believe that the end-time Bride of Christ or Body of Christ is symbolized as the Wheat Harvest. Nothing can be further from Father God’s Divine Truth.
Often the very people we treasure the most will be the people who hurt us the most. This truth is why the rate of broken families in America is a sad commentary on our Christian nation.
Losing another family member while we are still grieving the loss of our own child really can upset some of our souls. Unfortunately, many of us will experience multiple losses on numerous occasions—some deaths will be far apart and some will be very close to each other. Either way, whenever we lose our loved ones that will be when we absolutely should lean on and trust in our Comforter.
For the people who think that parents of a deceased son or daughter should get over their loss (should stop grieving) after a few months, I want you to know that their ‘missing a child’ feeling never goes away. This truth means their grief has no expiration date. Furthermore, because a piece of these grieving parents is gone (lost forever), these parents will never be the same again.
Like the penetrating precision that surgeons make with their scalpels, Father God does the same thing with His Word. Not only does His Word cut but also it heals, after cutting along the dividing line between the soul and spirit—between human beings’ innermost parts.