1 Peter verses 23- 25.

23. Being born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptlible seed by the word of God. Which lives and abides forever  24.  Because all flesh is as grass. And all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers and its flower falls away. 25. But the word of the Lord endures forever.

To be truly born again there must be nothing corrupt in our lives. The only way to reach that goal is to surrender to the Holy Spirit. A bit scary you say? no it is a lovely walk and as we yield to him. He will show us what he wants out of our lives a bit at a time.

That is for those of us  that can be a bit stubborn and fearfull. We should not be, he is a gentleman and he will never leave our case. But it is up to us to be willing to let him have his way.

In a lot of the scriptures that refer to our relationship with Christ. It states, in Christ, we can know about him and know the word of God but unless we have a desire to be Christ like. You see I can know of my neighbour but that does not mean I really know him.

We need to have a thirst for the word of God and a desire to be really like him. The Holy Spirit is our comforter and helper and he will be with us all the way. This is a lovely walk and Jesus will hold our hand. It does not come any better than that, look at the promises in the word of God they are sure and true. This should encourage us to be truly born again.

Ready to do what we are called to do and to be thrilled by the presence of Jesus in our lives. That means that no circumstance can affect us and we go forward in Christ not staying where we are.

Isaiah 66. verse one stated that my throne is in heaven and the earth is my footstool. That means that heaven is above the earth and below on the earth. Do we want to visit the throne room? of course we do. Then let the spirit of God take us there, seems a bit far fetched?. in the beginning of Revelation we find John on this earth, in the spirit and a voice said come up here.

We also are on this earth, but when we are in the spirit the Holy Spirit will take us into the throne room. And there is Jesus our intercessor waiting for us. Sitting at the right hand of our Father. What a privilege we have and that can happen to any of us. But going back to Isaiah verse one again, God says he will look upon a humble and contrite spirit with favour. We have some spiritual work to do to get to being humble. Join me?.

 

 

Sacrifice

In old testament times a Jewish man would take animal the best of what he had and it would be slain and the blood from that animal would be put on the altar. This would be the offering for the whole family.
In this new testament times we offer ourselves to God at the moment of our salvation. At baptism we rise out of the water likening ourselves to the resurrection of our Lord Jesus.
There it then a cleansing process that the word of God and the ministry of the Holy spirit leads us into. Is it not wonderful that the Holy Spirit ministers to us bringing the word and the purpose of God into our lives. In 1 John Verse 7. It says
But if we walk in the light as he is in the light. We have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.
The Holy Spirit and the blood of Jesus are a ministry to us that work together. Did you see what that verse says. Cleansed from all sin, now that really is something. So what about this wonderful and divine ministry that comes from the throne of Grace. As they minister to us ( Yes that is you and me ) the Holy Spirit teaches us about the fullness of the blood of Jesus. When we grasp this glorious truth and apply it to our lives. We are moving into a spiritual realm we have not been in before
Job Chapter 27 verse 6. My righteousness i hold fast and i will not let it go. My heart will not reproach me as long as i live. This talks about our conscience as being heart felt. So the Holy Spirit talks to us and our minds are renewed and the next thing? Our hearts of course sprinkled with the blood of Jesus. Washed clean in the blood of the lamb. That is the care and love that our God has for us. So that when we present ourselves to him we are Holy as he is Holy. Now this takes some working on. The best bit? we have the greatest teacher in the whole of the universe and the blood of Jesus which is as fresh and as warm as the day he shed it and will be forever! oh Glory to the Lamb what a God we serve and he sends his Spirit to us. Now i do not know about you but i say it does not come any better than that. Amen.

 

Treasure

2nd Corinthans chapter 4. verse 7.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.

This is a verse that shows that even in our weaknesses and sometimes when we lack full faith.

God entrusted his power to us. That alone should make us proud that the creator of this earth will trust us. Knowing full well that those who will obey his commands. Will walk the walk and not just the talk, that they will let more of him come into us. As we have less of self, allowing the Holy Spirit to manifest himself.

A s we do that the full power of God will transform our lives to be the righteous persons that God is looking for. God made a covenant with Abraham because he was righteous. And now many years down the line he is looking to offer the same choice.

In our old human nature we could not receive this. But God trusted certain humans to alter and receive this covenant. Now that is this awesome trinity willing us to receive the fullness of the trinity.

Father,son and Holy ghost and the full power of the blood of Jesus. On offer to all who will take it up. Now that is power, divine power and there is nothing in this world to match it. No atom bomb and the like comes anywhere near it.

As this world is fearful of the full power of a nuclear war and afraid of the nations that have them. The divine power that is in a true born again word believing saint, will spread around this world and there is one person from this trinity that will return to this earth, Jesus himself.

Cut in on a conversation of an unbeliever talking to his friends. Look at this, the Jesus that his saints have been preaching about. Look at his glory and feel the power. Will he introduce us to God?, no you see because they say he is God. Christians were taught by his spirit, now that is going to take some taking in. Three in one,wow such power, such love and full of grace.
All because God trusted us with his word, our belief in his son and we listened to the Holy Spirit. Now that is real power Holy Ghost style, one thing more we had better move in this power. Or else we are nothing else but a damp firework that will not light!