There are far too many Laodicean believers in Yeshua who know of the Holy Spirit but do not cooperate with Him – do not let Him prompt, lead, and teach them. As a result, they remain carnal and prone to worldliness – they behave just like unsaved non-believers.
This second anniversary of Ade’s death is very significant. Thanks to Father God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, I have done something, which on May 2, 2017, I didn’t think it would have ever been possible. I have survived two whole years without my oldest son, who was and still is someone as enormously important to me as life itself.
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.
The only way we will be able to produce the Fruit of the Holy Spirit is to answer the Vine’s Divine Call and then yield to the Husbandman’s Divine Care.
We were not created just to become believers in Christ Jesus, and we were not created just so we can get into Heaven. We also were not created just to preach the Gospel—to evangelize and disciple the whole world. Then too, we never were created just so that we can live comfortable lives—have comfortable jobs, comfortable paychecks (or comfortable bank accounts/savings), comfortable homes, comfortable friends, and/or comfortable churches or ministries. First and foremost, God has created human beings for His Glory. His Glory is the beauty and excellence of His diverse holiness or countless perfections. His Glory also is the revelation and manifestation of His Character or all that He has and all that He is.
There is a huge difference between the old grain of sand believers once were and the salt of the Earth they became, after they were born again, saved, indwelt by and filled with the Holy Spirit. As salt that has its savor, believers are preservatives—preserving others from evil inherent in the souls of mankind that have been corrupted by sin. As “tangy” salt, believers also are moral compasses that influence others to be just/fair, to be merciful, and to be humble. Therefore, it is only after believers have lost their saltiness that their witness becomes ineffective and the distinctions between a follower of Christ and the rest of the world get blurred.
The former and latter rains are both literal rains needed for physical farming and spiritual rains, which are emblematic of the Holy Spirit who is needed for spiritual farming. The outpouring of the former (Autumn) rain has been fulfilled in the first four Jewish Feasts, and the latter rain outpouring is yet to be fulfilled during the last three Jewish Feasts. The spiritual latter rain actually is the double outpouring of Joel’s prophesied combined former rain and latter rain, which will happen in a future Tishri, the first month of a Jewish new year, and the month of the Jewish Fall Feasts. This double outpouring is the spiritual rainfall that not only accompanies the Fall Feasts but also has the honor of ushering in the blessing and restoration of the Kingdom of Israel, which will be under the rule and reign of the Messiah—Jesus the Christ.
The Holy Bible is the original love languages’ source, and it provides many more love languages than the 5 that Gary Chapman mentions in his popular book. The Holy Bible also is the original source in which the secret to the true kind of love that lasts (Agápe Love) is found.
The ultimate goal of every believer is NOT to make it into Heaven. The ultimate goal of God’s salvation plan is to have every single one of His sons and daughters achieve Christlikeness. The only way to achieve this goal is to work out everything God has worked into each believer—to work God’s Perfect Will out of each believer. God’s Perfect Will in the believer is His Holy Spirit, who is every believer’s Source of power, authority, gifts, practical sanctification, and so forth.
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