The One who has Supreme Authority over the entire universe sits on His Heavenly Throne. So, on Election Day, we registered voters who haven’t already participated in Early Voting should vote for the party or candidate of our choice, knowing and believing that—if we are believers in Christ—our God is the One Who is in control.
The Holy Spirit is able to keep Father God’s functional Family—the Bride of Christ—on track, because these Children have surrendered to both the Lord and the Holy Spirit. They also have accepted the Better Baptism. In other words, Father God’s functional Family members are far from being dysfunctional, because the Better Baptism makes them cooperative, powerful, edifying, nurturing, and honorable friends of God’s righteousness and holiness.
Life has proven to me that the chief ways God works all things together for my good are through His best-laid plans and divine timing. This revealed truth has made all the difference. Intimately knowing and trusting in the One who works all things together for my good has helped me to become physically, emotionally, and spiritually content with everything.
In 2016—with the Holy Spirit as our guide and teacher—may each one of us be so prepared that we not only are able but also inclined to live this New Year under the Holy Spirit’s righteous and impeccable leadership. Let each one of us ask in Christ Jesus’ name that Father God via His Holy Spirit also will “…lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:13). Lastly, let each one of us have the God-kind of faith, which totally trusts and believes that whatever we ask, in accordance with God’s Perfect Will, we will receive. Amen!
A haiku’s image often is not as clear to its readers as it is to the person who composed it. Perhaps this truth is why occasionally all it takes is a word picture (graphic) to make a haiku’s word picture (moment or scene’s verbal expression) vivid.
Unfortunately, because too many “churchy” people tend to think that regeneration (the rebirth) and salvation are the same, that water baptism is the second birth, that water baptism saves, or that people have something to do with their own rebirth, we have too many professed Christians in our modern-day churches who really have never been born again—people who never have received a regenerated spirit.
We often have problems with believing that God’s supernatural power and authority still work in believers living in these modern times. Indeed, this same unbelief is what kept the 12 disciples from healing the epileptic boy. Fasting and praying are Christ’s recommendations for casting out this kind of unbelief.
Many of us who confidently profess our belief in God and Christ will speak or show unbelief when we are in situations that stretch our minds beyond our intellectual capacities. Therefore, it is never enough for us to say that we believe, if we cannot display that belief by stepping out of our boats (comfort zones), without looking back at the blustering wind and roaring waves, and acting afraid.