What do YOU Believe? What are YOU Looking For?
An amazing song by Florence & the Machine & A Few Other Clips from YOU Tube:
You have heard the “Gospel” of positive thinking and the “Gospel” of prosperity. The Apostle Paul states there is only one “Gospel” whereby we receive the gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit and he exhorts us to “walk in the spirit“.
Jesus died upon a cross at the hands of the Romans. The sacrifice of his life made it possible for reconciliation between God and man in the bond of peace. Reformation in mankind’s relationship with God by spiritual birth of holy spirit came about when the appointment of Jesus by God as the Messiah of God, Lord of the Cosmos & Head of the Church was confirmed by God his Father unto mankind when the promised spirit was sent on the day of Pentecost in the course of human events in the year of the death, resurrection and ascension into heaven of Jesus to the right hand of power – Almighty God.
God is ONE-He is indivisible-He alone is God the Eternal Spirit whom created the heavens and earth and humans to inhabit the earth. Psalms 24
God had spiritual fellowship with Adam and Eve. The Adversary of God usurped their relationship with God. This put mankind in estrangement with God. God created seed in Mary and she gave birth to Jesus. It was the hope of God that Jesus would fulfill his mission as the lamb of God. He did. He was faithful unto death to ratify the New Covenant with his pure blood.
God was able to reconcile unto Himself all whom believe the gospel of Jesus, i.e.; Jesus was born of God, Jesus died and God raised him from the dead and has appointed him both Messiah & Lord.
God re-established spiritual fellowship with mankind by sending the promised spirit and spiritual birth of holy spirit was made a reality on the day of Pentecost.
All of us whom believe the light of The ONE Faith and confess Jesus is Lord are members in particular of The Body of Christ.
It does not matter where in the world you live or with whom you fellowship as a group of members of The Church of His Body Jesus our Lord whom we follow and serve as his ambassadors and ministers.
What matters is that we walk in the unity of the spirit with God our Father, Jesus our Lord and one another.
The Apostle Paul has given us the command to walk in the spirit.
We are to do so with integrity, love and courage and be faithful to the light of The ONE Faith written to us in the New Testament just like Jesus was faithful to the light of The ONE Faith from Genesis to Malachi.
Since the day of Pentecost, the Apostle Paul explains there is only ONE Gospel whereby we have fellowship with God our Father, His only begotten son Jesus our Lord and one another by the gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit. The only thing we are required to do to partake of this spiritual fellowship is Confess Jesus is Lord and believe God has raised His only begotten son Jesus from the dead. Once we do this we are given spiritual fellowship by the gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit.
This spiritual fellowship has been made available to all mankind since the day of Pentecost. We are literally made a member of the Body of Jesus the Christ by our spiritual birth of holy spirit. Once we are a member of the Ekklesia of Grace – The Church of His Body – Jesus – the Head of the Church, we are to be a co-worker with God as an ambassador of His only begotten son Jesus by “walking in the spirit” of which we are spiritually born. We do this in our commitment to the Bonds of Fellowship for two reasons – 1) to reconcile people to God and 2) to build-up the Church of His Body – Jesus – by endeavoring to “Cast off the works of darkness and put on the Armor of Light” – our spiritual birthright since the day of Pentecost.
Jesus leads us individually and collectively by the “spirit” of which we are born. It is our responsibility to “walk in the spirit” by the light that our spirit of which we are born has 9 manifestations and 9 fruit of the spirit – in order to be a light of the Faith to a world in darkness.
Those who expouse what you believe you receive and what you fear you receive are the blind leading the blind. We are to “walk in the spirit” to receive prophecy – revelation from God and Jesus. Jesus said for us to believe God. If you believe God, God will use His power to move a mountain because God has told you to move the mountain. You speak that which is revealed to you via the gift of spiritual birth of holy spirit – then God will surely move the mountain. Mark 11:22-24.
God says His word – His word – is what He will fulfill. Satan wants us to be in darkness under his oppression and believe in our believing and fear our fear rather than for us to “walk in the spirit”. The Apostle Paul explains that as long as we endeavor to walk in the spirit as a faithful ambassador or minister of Jesus – that God is able to do exceedingly far above all that we ask or even think!!!
We are given an excellent example of God’s love for people through the light revealed to us about Moses being asked by God to deliver the Hebrew slaves from their bondage in Egypt. God also delivered Daniel from the lions and delivered three men from certain death by being burned alive.
When we believe God then God can use His power to make happen that which He has revealed to us via the “spirit”. There is no genuine spiritual power outside of believing God and Jesus as we endeavor to “walk in the spirit” by the light of the 9 manifestations of the spirit and the 9 fruit of the spirit. Do we love God and Jesus for establishing “spiritual” fellowship? Are we willing to walk in the spirit with integrity, love and courage?
Song by TAY