Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
This post is a continuation of my ongoing series on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. In previous posts, we discussed who the Holy Spirit is, His Role in salvation and how He empowers us to live a free life in Christ.
In my last post I stated that the Holy Spirit takes everything God has given us in Christ Jesus and makes them a reality in our lives today. This He does by empowering us with the freedom to walk in our new lives in Christ. However, although God has already given us the Holy Spirit who lives and dwells in us, we will not bear good fruit nor live in victory here on earth unless we learn how to:
Freedom by the power of The Holy Spirit
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17
I started a series on the ministry of the Holy Spirit; an absolutely unplanned turn of events that has been flowing out of what God has been teaching me lately through His Word about the Holy Spirit.
I’m pretty certain that most Christians if asked to choose between the physical presence of Jesus Christ on a daily basis and the indwelling presence of The Holy Spirit will choose the physical presence of Jesus. Yet, before sacrificing his life on the cross, Jesus said these profound words to his disciples:
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. John 14:16
“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. John 15:26
A Christian who goes through life without engaging the presence and the power of The Holy Spirit
This is the seventh and final post (for now) in my series on discovering our identity in Christ based on the first chapter of the book of Ephesians.
This is the sixth post in my mini-series on discovering our identity in Christ based on the first chapter of the book of Ephesians.
This is my fifth post in my mini-series on discovering our identity in Christ based on the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus.
For my discussion on the meaning of the phrase ‘in Christ,’ click here.
I recommend catching up on the first four posts before reading this one. To be directed to the older posts, click here.
In my last
In the fifth chapter of his book, Mark gives us an account of a day in the life of Jesus.
Demon possessed man healed
Mark chapter 5 begins with the arrival of Jesus and his disciples to the region of the Gerasenes.
In preparation for Thanksgiving, I invited my three beautiful guest bloggers (aka my daughters) to write on the importance of thankfulness and to include the things they are personally thankful for.
The posts below were written by them
Forgiven and accepted saints
This is the fourth post in a mini-series I have been writing on discovering our identity in Christ and living our lives to reflect who we are in him.