Day Nineteen:  From Proverbs 19

Day Nineteen: From Proverbs 19

The following are a few passages that specifically spoke to me this morning.  Two great truths and a prayer.

First, the prayer:

Lord, help me listen to only Your voice and not blindly forge ahead in my own so-called wisdom.

Proverbs 19:21 – There are many plans (or, thoughts, intentions) in a man’s heart,
Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel (or, advice, plan, purpose)— that will stand (or, rise up, to be established, to remain).

Then, a wonderful promise from Scripture (if we meet the conditions):

Proverbs 19:23 – The fear (or, awe, reverence, profound respect) of the LORD leads to life, and (condition) he who has it (life and the fear of the Lord) will abide (or, rest, remain, stay, to make one’s home) in satisfaction (or, to be satisfied, full, abounding); He (promise) will not be visited with evil.

Finally, something God is slowly creating in my life.

Proverbs 19:11 – The discretion (or, intelligence, good sense, insight, understanding) of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook (or, pass over, to cover) a transgression.

I wonder what I will learn about Him tomorrow?

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322:  Sending Me to You in the Form of Him

322: Sending Me to You in the Form of Him

In John 14 we see Jesus, trying to encourage His disciples, telling them a wondrous truth.  He said, “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another (allos— another, but of the same kind and essence, of equal quality) Helper, that He may abide with you forever” (John 14:16).

Or, to put it another way, Jesus said, “I’m leaving.  But I’m going to send Me to you in the form of Him— to be with you forever.”

Really?  But what does that mean?  And what are the implications of that amazing truth?

Much.  So much.  Keep listening to find out more.

The following is a study on the Holy Spirit.

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321:  Are You a Faker?

321: Are You a Faker?

A faker is defined as someone who presents a false or misleading representation of themselves or someone who is not authentic or genuine, a sham.

Many church members today are fakers.  And the person they fake out the most is themselves.  They believe they are saved because they prayed a prayer, or walked an aisle, or raised a hand, or were baptised, or whatever— yet true salvation never took place.  They became part of the great throng of baptised, unsaved, church members.

How?  How can that be?  Because they skipped a key step in salvation.  They went from God’s effectual call straight to conversion without the sovereign act of regeneration taking place.

And that makes them a faker.  And being a faker is a terrible place to be.

Want to know more about being a fake Christian and how to find true, authentic, genuine faith?  Then keep listening.

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320:  How to Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

320: How to Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

In his book, The Baptism With the Holy Spirit, RA Torrey reveals a Scriptural path of seven simple steps anyone can follow to be baptized with the Holy Spirit.  All seven steps are found or implied from Acts 2:38.

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

The steps include:

  1. You must be saved.  Truly saved.
  2. You must renounce all sin.
  3. You must be baptised.
  4. You must live a life of obedience.
  5. You must have a desire, a thirst for the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  6. You must ask.
  7. You must ask in faith and believe.

Do you want to know more about the abundant spiritual life and the indwelling Presence of the Holy Spirit?  If so, then keep listening.

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Mistreating the Holy Spirit

Mistreating the Holy Spirit

Prayer of Forgiveness to the Holy Spirit

My Lord, I have mistreated You all my Christian life.  I have treated You like a servant.  When I wanted You, when I was about to engage in some work, I beckoned You to come and help me perform my task.  I have sought to use You only as a willing servant.

I shall do so no more.

I give You this body of mine, from my head to my feet, I give it all to You.  I give You my hands, my limbs, my eyes and lips, my brain; all that I am within and without, I hand over to You for You to live in it the life that You please.  You may send this body to Africa or lay it on a bed with cancer.  You may blind the eyes or send me with Your message to Tibet.  You may take this body to the Eskimos or send it to the hospital with pneumonia.  It is Your body from this moment on.  Help Yourself to it.

Thank You, my Lord.  I believe You have accepted it, for in Romans 12:1 You said, “acceptable unto God.”  Thank You again, my Lord, for taking me.  We now belong to each other.

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From Dr. Walter Wilson (1881-1969) regarding his relationship, or lack of relationship, with the Holy Spirit.  And I couldn’t agree more.  How about you?

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