Monday, October 15, 2018

How The Holy Spirit Confirms Our Adoption As Children Of God

No One Can Snatch You Out Of My Father’s Hand-

John 10:22-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.  I and the Father are one.”

Brethren, a great article is waiting for next week and you wouldn't want to miss is right here! Now, can anyone understand that once we have received his Spirit and He knows us, and truly we are His.The hearing of God’s voice is not as easy as it seems, but through his word we can know Him and do what pleases Him. As the Spirit enable us to memorise his teaching we then need to put into practice what Jesus preached.Practicality is important but without his Spirit it is impossible even to pray for our ennemies.

The Spirit of God mighty hover over us and visit us, we bless the Lord that most of the time we don’t even see Him for a surprise visit.Yes Jesus visit us when he decides it is never in our own will.We also know that His Spirit lives in us and through us. John 14:20

As we go through the motion in life it is interesting that as we grow and getting older we sense a yearning of knowing him more.Life is precious and everyday we should enjoy the life that God gives, so precious because today we are here and tomorrow gone. Matthew 6:34

This word allow us to think well for our friends ,family , to care even more, to visit them , to call them and to know how they are doing, this is very precious to God. John 13:34

Sometimes, the Spirit tell us about someone and we forget to call or to answer God’s Spirit, it is a shame, but the Spirit will never force on all of us but will try to guide us through our daily routine.

The lives of the Prophets and Men of God are quite interesting, they hear God speaking to them in a vision audibly and they are told about future events and warnings from God. (Joseph story, Jeremiah, David Ezekiel, John in Revelation, etc..)

We have been given the Awesome Spirit of God to be inspired by him.The Eternal Life is contained in the Spirit of God He prompt us and guide us, He is the fountain of life within, and also our peace care and love.

God has done a marvellous thing, He has redeemed us and regenerating us through his Spirit given, once Christ died for us and had to pay for our freedom from the penalty of sin.The Lord Jesus Christ is our conquerer, High Priest, He is also our councillor, our life for Eternity.He is the one who interact with us, and as God said in the scripture above : He will not allow anyone to snatch us from his hand.

Would this mean we could not die? yes of course as we see the Saints in the bible and prophets, they were people which belongs to him, even Job tells us how truthful he was, thou going through all he had to go through He loved God and Satan the enemy lost the battle on him.God said to him , he could not take Job’s soul but do as he wished his surroundings, family etc..

The disciples were his followers, this has never prevented them to die a glorious death in the face of their trials, and also they were all belonging to God; we are talking here of the physical realm, but their souls belongs to God their Spiritual body.

The fact that God has kept us is a sure assurance of his great love and protection, He is aware of us , even Jesus said that before we open our mouth God knows what we need. Matthew 6:8

I would like to do a parallel , There is an interesting part that Jesus mentioned in Matthew 13:18-19 “Hear then the parable of the sower:  When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart.

It is interesting to see that people who follow his teaching and understand it , are actually practicing no matter what their circumstances are, they dare continue following Jesus, because He is their first love- God knows them and they are known by their true devotion and love towards the brethren.So does christianity look like a robot system? I mean by this, doing to the letter what the bible says, as if we should fear our every move as a christian? no-Perfect love cast out fear Jesus said, 1 John 4:18So how can we successfully live our christian life? well we should be led by the Spirit of God and filled by him, it is him who led us instruct us in the word, encourage us and protect us.

A christian without the Spirit of God is dead. We then as Jesus said must be animated by his Spirit and also born of the water of repentance. John 3:5 If we love him then we should desire to please him and to follow his steps, his teaching.Can a Christian be perfect at all time? no , because we are sinning during the day even without knowing it, but thanks God that He observes us, and we are confessing our sins everyday and want to please him.

Finally we need to tune in, as if, when we want to listen to the radio we need to turn on the button to hear properly the station of the radio, so it is the same with the Spirit of God we need to learn how to hear from Him, as we are aware and keep our spirit open to Him daily.

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Prophets were very open to the Spirit of God and could perceive when God was speaking.

Blessings to you.

Brother Patrice and Reviewed by Brother Glenn