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Home of The Holy Spirit

The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; Acts 17:24‭-‬25 NASB1995

God, You are the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its offspring (vegetation), who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it, the God who made the world and all things in it! Behold, to You, God, belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it. Who is able to build a house for You, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain You? And yet You dwell in the believer! For we are the temple of the living God; just as You, God, have said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people”. Help me God to remember that I am Your temple, the temple of the Holy Spirit of God, dwelling in me, whom you have given me, God, and that I am not my own. Thank You God for Your Spirit within me who will cause me to walk in Your statutes, and guide me to be careful to observe Your ordinances. To You be the glory, God, in and through me for Your will to be done. In the perfect name of Jesus I pray, amen.  Isaiah 42:5/Deuteronomy 10:14/2 Chronicles 2:6a/2 Corinthians 6:16/1 Corinthians 3:16/1 Corinthians 6:19/Ezekiel 36:27 NASB

🌹However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. Romans 8:9 NASB

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“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?
Luke 6:46 NASB

I can’t help but wonder how my salvation measures up to this verse. Lord. Lord is one who has authority, control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler. Is Jesus master of my life? Do I surrender to His authority? His control? His power? Or am I content believing I am saved, sealed for eternity and can live my life the way I want to and not do what my Lord says?

🌹“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
Matthew 7:21 NASB

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Fell to the Ground

So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and *said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He *said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them. So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
John 18:4‭-‬6 NASB

In my Sunday Bible Study yesterday we were looking at John 18:1-21.
As many times as I have read this passage I was amazed that I never noticed the response of the Roman regiment and officers.
Jesus asked, “Whom do you seek?” When they answered, “Jesus the Nazarene”, Jesus said, “I am”. Did you catch that? “I AM”.

I am a shield – Genesis – 15:1
I am the Lord – Genesis – 15:7
I am God Almighty – Genesis 17:1
I am with you and will keep you – Genesis 28:15
I AM WHO I AM – Exodus 3:14
(There are a whole lot more “I Am”s in the Bible.)

But now let’s look at the response. . .
So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

They drew back and FELL TO THE GROUND!!!!!

They had no power over Jesus. Jesus willingly submitted to the Father’s will and allowed them to take Him into custody. God’s will was about to be fulfilled for our salvation. The door to be opened for our eternal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior?
Do you have the joy of the Lord?
Are you secure that you will live forever in peace and tranquility?

There are only two choices, believe and be saved or deny Christ and die. Either live in eternal peace with God or die eternally in pain and suffering.

Either choice you make you will fall to the ground. Some will fall in fear and regret. Some will fall in thankfulness. But all will fall in awe.

What are you choosing?

🌹For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.”
Romans 14:11 NASB

🌹so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:10‭-‬11 NASB

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Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides (with) You, I desire nothing on earth.
Psalms 73:25 NASB

Whoa. . . I have been pondering this verse for awhile, asking myself, “Is Jesus my only desire? Is He enough? Sufficient? All I need? All I want?”
Can I truthfully say, like Paul, “that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,”?
And then to absorb His selfless act of ridicule, abuse and death. “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” That is what Jesus did for you and me! “Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.” Shouldn’t we also be willing to sacrifice our desires and surrender our will for such a great act of love that Jesus did for us? . . Opening the door to the abundant love God has for us. “God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him” (her).
Philippians 3:8//John 15:13/Ephesians 5:2/1 John 4:16 NASB

It was all in for Jesus. It’s all or nothing. Are you in?

🌹Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Colossians 3:17 NASB
I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.”
Psalms 16:2 NASB

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Philippians 1:21-26

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith, so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.
Philippians 1:21‭-‬26 NASB

Have you ever thought about the moment when your eyes gaze into the eyes of your Savior Jesus Christ?

I imagine it to be exuberant, overflowing with breathless joy, complete speechless awe that rips away every fear, hesitation, doubt, distrust, apprehension, inhibition. That will be true freedom. Abounding, pure, overflowing flood of love never experienced before.To say the least I am looking forward to that day.

we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:8

But today God has a plan for His kingdom and lost souls. Now is the time for fruitful labor.
Now is the time to go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 NASB

🌹God help me to be faithful to encourage brothers and sisters of faith to be fruitful and faithful to spread the gospel to the lost of this world, being diligent until the day our faith is made sight. For Your glory and in Jesus name I pray, amen. 

Continually Seeking Him, 


Promise Keeper

This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.
1 John 2:25 NASB

Do you trust in Jesus? Do you trust that He will keep His promise to whoever believes in Him?

so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
John 3:15 NASB

And this is the will of the Father!!

For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”
John 6:40 NASB

I Myself will raise him up on the last day“!
Wow!! Not only the promise but also the blessing of Jesus Himself who will raise each one up. Each one of our believing souls. Wow!!!

🌹What do you envision, or do you even envision, the moment when your faith is made sight?

I would love to know your “sight expectation” if you have one. If you don’t, why not take some time to image what your first step into heaven will be like. 

Don’t know Jesus?

If you haven’t trusted in Jesus, would you seek Him today? Ask a Christian friend. Visit a church and talk to a Pastor. Reach out to anyone in whom you know professes Jesus Christ as their Savior. Don’t delay, God’s promise is waiting.

You can go straight to the Lord God . . .

Dear glorious Father. I believe in Your Son, Jesus Christ, who came to die for me. I confess that I am a sinner in need of forgiveness. Thank you Jesus for sacrificing Your life for my sin and ungodly living. Jesus, be my Savior and help me to make You Lord of my life as I walk with you on this earth awaiting eternity. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

If you prayed this prayer and meant it with all your heart, tell people. Tell someone right away and then others. Find a Bible believing church and grow in the Lord.
God bless you.

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Until I Declare

My mouth is filled with Your praise And with Your glory all day long.
Psalms 71:8‭ NASB

Do you ever experience this Psalmist’s elation? Does it last all day long? Is your everyday life filled with praise to God? As you meditate (think on) all that God has done for you, what is your response to God and what are you motivated to do? Hopefully it is to do as this psalmist did. . .

And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come. For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
Psalms 71:18-19 NASB

🌹Praise God for His righteousness and the great things He has done!!! I will declare!

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God is Watching

The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men; 
From His dwelling place He looks out On all the inhabitants of the earth,
He who fashions the hearts (their heart together) of them all, He who understands all their works.
Psalms 33:13‭-‬15 NASB

The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God.
Psalms 14:2 NASB

🌹Are you seeking God?

Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.
Psalms 105:4 NASB

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He Spoke

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host. 
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.  Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
Psalms 33:6‭-‬9 NASB

🌹By His word, one breath. . . Do you stand in awe and shear reverence of God? He spoke. . . Done. His commands stand still today.

God, today may we stand in awe of You and the brilliant God You are. To You be the glory for the things You have done! Praise You for the things You are still doing!

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From Beginning to End

God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.                                                 Genesis 1:16-‬19 NASB

God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
Genesis 1:16

There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.                    Genesis 1:19

The first day of creation God said, “Let there be light”, Genesis 1:3. God separated the light from the darkness.

In verses 16 and 19, God created the sun, moon and stars on the 4th day. 
(Thank you Shellie for sharing this revelation).

So what was this light that God spoke and said that it was good on the first day of creation? Well turn from the beginning of God’s word, Genesis, to the end of His word, Revelation.

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed; and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.                   Revelation 21:23‭-‬27 NASB

“the people who were sitting in darkness  saw a great light, and those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, upon them a light dawned.”                                              Mark 4:16

The glory of the Lord! The Lamb of God. Heaven will have no darkness. Only the Light of God.

O the things we have to look forward to as the faithful children of God. . .

“No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the Lord for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory. “Your sun will no longer set, Nor will your moon wane; For you will have the Lord for an everlasting light, And the days of your mourning will be over.                                                    Isaiah 60:19‭-‬20 NASB

And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.                                            Revelation 22:5 NASB

🌹 Are you looking to the everlasting, eternal light?

Continually Seeking Him,