There are two opinions in the Word of God: man’s opinion and God’s opinion. Man’s opinion is always limited and can never comprehend God. God’s opinion is the genuine position of things. It is the solution to the problem. If you want to know if you have made good choices in your life, you have to look at the end results. If you want to know which opinion reigns in your life, look at the outcome in every area of your life. If you don’t see the circumstances around you through the eyes of God, you will see three spirits of oppression everywhere: political oppression, religious oppression and financial oppression. The enemy wants to burden God’s people with these spirits. Because man has a sinful nature he has the tendency to exert pressure and tension on others so they will submit to his opinion.
To live in this world you need two things, the Grace of God and the Comfort of God. When somebody is under pressure, he cannot have comfort in his heart. But the Bible teaches us that when God is with you there has to be comfort in sorrow, in pain and in sickness. If God is with you, there is comfort in the lion’s den, in the fiery furnace, and in the dry pit. Ask the Heroes of faith, they will have something to tell you about God’s comfort.
For this promise of God to become a reality, we have to play our role. The Bible teaches us that our mind is either a point of contact and communication with the Spirit of God or with the spirit of the enemy, depending on which one we are ruled by. Ask yourself who rules your mind. There are only 2 choices, God or Satan. If you allow the Holy Spirit to guide your mind then your life will be successful. You need to renew your mind. To wash away all the old ways of thinking, tear down all the strong holds those thinking patterns that do not line up with the Word of God and be refreshed with the Word of God.
For this reason, it is necessary that the state of our mind rises higher and calls on the things above.
“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Roman 12:1-2
The resurrection of Jesus Christ brought to those who were asleep everlasting life, peace, comfort, and hope, as well as many other blessings.
There are three Sovereign Spirits in the world: God’s Spirit, Man’s spirit and Satan’s spirit. God gave us free will and He does not force anyone to believe in Him.
The Holy Bible says in John7:37
“Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.”
“ Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
In the Word of God it is very clear that there is one broad way that leads to Death and another one that is narrow and leads to Life. There are no other gates and ways. You can choose only one of the two. Choose one, but don’t fall into deception.
Our warfare is spiritual, we don’t fight against flesh and blood.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh” 2 Corinthians 10:3
The moment you point the finger and you make somebody else responsible for your condition, you fight against flesh and blood. Demons are always present to try to take the peace and comfort of God from your heart.
The Bible says that, “If God is with you who can be against you?” The real war is inside the heart of man. You need to overcome and not allow defeat. When somebody cannot master this war, then that war affects their environment and they fight with those around them. The enemy is the one behind the fight. It is not your loved ones.
The end of things is the salvation of our soul. And yet your salvation is not the only blessing. The Lord did not come to bring you one blessing. He came to bring restoration to your mind, soul and body. If you have Jesus, you have everything.
“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:1-3
God is a Spirit and wants to communicate with our spirit. His connection with us is through our spirit. But if there are problems and burdens in your heart, you will hear God’s voice with your ears, but not with your heart. God does not speak to our ears, but He speaks to us through our heart. Keep your connection open to God.
When your heart is convicted it is the work of the Holy Spirit. The best thing is for Christians to say, “I’m sorry.”
Your relationship with God can stand only when it begins in a weak form. God has to initiate the training and the coaching. You must know that whatever God starts He finishes.
“Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman keeps awake in vain.” Psalm127:1
It is never late to start applying the Word of God in your life. “Today is the day of Salvation,” says the Word of God.
“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Matthew 4:1
What are you mostly feeding, your flesh or your spirit? Use the Word of God to establish your walk with the Lord. Use the Word of God to live forever.
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exalt in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exalt in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:1-5
The Bible says that we should boast in our sufferings. When was the last time you boasted in the sufferings you are going through. (In this passage it does not talk about the sufferings of sin, but because of our faith in Jesus Christ.) In times of trial and tribulation it’s good to thank God.
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”
This is a promise from God.
Moses said to God “ I’m not going if You don’t come with me.” God’s comfort is with you when you suffer, when you are persecuted and when you are in poverty. Many have not realized that life is a war and not a game or fun. Life is very short and the years are passing by.
“You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil. But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the Day of Judgment.” Matthew 12:34-36
Your words and your actions will follow you. What is your treasure that will follow you over the years of your life and will vindicate you? The scriptures say that you will be condemned or you will be vindicated. The Lord will come anytime He desires. Let’s say he comes after the preaching. What treasure do you have that will follow you and will vindicate you?
What is the condition of your mind? The scriptures teach us that the victorious ones are former losers.
I would like to ask you, how many people have you spoken to and affected their life so that they have come to Christ?
In the New Testament, God and man become one.
“But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” 1Corinthians 6:17
God doesn’t have a mouth, eyes and hands, but He uses yours to talk about Himself, His sacrifice, His resurrection and His Word. He talks through you. When God comes into somebody’s life, He puts an end to their past and gives birth within the man to a new future. When God in His Sovereignty takes control over our lives, He is the one that leads and not the flesh anymore. Only what is born from God can conquer the world.
The scriptures say,
“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said,
“I will dwell in them and walk among them;
And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
“Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord.
“And do not touch what is unclean;
And I will welcome you.
“And I will be a father to you,
And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,”
Says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
It is impossible for a non-believer to receive the Holy Spirit.
Concerning the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the bible teaches us that human hands cannot be involved. Heaven does not agree with the heart of man. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit can never occur when man is under the influence of his flesh. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God.
God is the One that prepares your heart, enters inside your heart, and He says,“You are the light of the world and the salt of the earth.”
“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever.” John 14:16
The Spirit of Truth is with us and in us. It is a gift of God to those who are obedient.
To know God does not mean that I only look at His works. For over 40 years the Israelites were looking at God’s works and they died in the wilderness. Moses saw God, not just the works.
Ask yourself now, “How long will I be dying in the desert?” “Am I going to the Promised Land through the wilderness?”
You need to declare, “ I will not die in the desert. I will see the glory of God in my life.” Only those who see and know God will receive from Him.