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The Person and Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Person and Gifts of the Holy Spirit
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This course study: “The Person and Gifts of the Holy Spirit”
- The Holy Spirit in the beginning from Genesis
- The Holy Spirit’s personal characteristics—He is not an “essence”
- The Holy Spirit’s conviction in the heart of man
- The Holy Spirit in regeneration and baptism
- The Holy Spirit indwelling the life of the believer
- Introduction to the spiritual gifts
- Detailed discussion of the spiritual gifts
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Ready Your House
Landlord and Tenant
NOTE: Today we going to share a great sermon from the Prince of Preachers, “Charles Spurgeon.” click on the link below to access.
Landlord and Tenant
America’s soul to amend
Word from the Lord! Those with ears to hear and eyes to see will comprehend and for America’s soul to amend. In Jesus name. Amen.
(A Psalm for Solomon.) Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son.
2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
1 (To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?) Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.
7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
Word of the day from the Lord directly!
“Literally means foresight, but is generally used to denote God’s” preserving and governing all things by means of second causes (Ps. 18:35; 63:8; Acts 17:28; Col. 1:17; Heb. 1:3). God’s providence extends to the natural world (Ps. 104:14; 135:5-7; “Acts 14:17), the brute creation (Ps. 104:21-29; Matt. 6:26;” “10:29), and the affairs of men (1 Chr. 16:31; Ps. 47:7; Prov.” “21:1; Job 12:23; Dan. 2:21; 4:25), and of individuals (1 Sam.” 2:6; Ps. 18:30; Luke 1:53; James 4:13-15). It extends also to “the free actions of men (Ex. 12:36; 1 Sam. 24:9-15; Ps. 33:14,” “15; Prov. 16:1; 19:21; 20:24; 21:1), and things sinful (2 Sam.” “16:10; 24:1; Rom. 11:32; Acts 4:27, 28), as well as to their” “good actions (Phil. 2:13; 4:13; 2 Cor. 12:9, 10; Eph. 2:10; Gal.” 5:22-25). “As regards sinful actions of men, they are represented as occurring by God’s permission (Gen. 45:5; 50:20. Comp. 1 Sam. “6:6; Ex. 7:13; 14:17; Acts 2:3; 3:18; 4:27, 28), and as” controlled (Ps. 76:10) and overruled for good (Gen. 50:20; Acts “3:13). God does not cause or approve of sin, but only limits,” “restrains, overrules it for good.” “The mode of God’s providential government is altogether unexplained. We only know that it is a fact that God does govern all his creatures and all their actions; that this government is “universal (Ps. 103:17-19), particular (Matt. 10:29-31),” “efficacious (Ps. 33:11; Job 23:13), embraces events apparently” “contingent (Prov. 16:9, 33; 19:21; 21:1), is consistent with his” “own perfection (2 Tim. 2:13), and to his own glory (Rom. 9:17;” 11:36).
And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,
Let’s map out a little word study of “Providence.”
Providence of God
The word “providence” comes from the Latin providentia (Gk. pronoia [provnoia]) and means essentially foresight or making provision beforehand. On the human plane it may be used positively, as when Tertullus praised Felix by saying, “Your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation” ( Acts 24:2 ).
For a deeper dive into the word “pronoia” go here.
Father God, I come before you to give all praise and glory to you for your strength, peace and provision. Above all for your son, Jesus Christ, our Savior! I lift up all my brothers and sisters in the Lord and ask for their protection, peace, provision and boldness, to be covered in the precious shed blood of Jesus Christ. I humbly ask for new employment for myself and other family members with health insurance. My trust and belief is in you Father and thank you for your provision. I lift up Israel and ask for their peace and protection. My brothers and sisters around the globe who suffer to the point of death for the namesake of Jesus Christ our Savior for their peace and strength and your protection. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
Read all of Zephaniah 3
WORD FOR THE DAY AND READ CLOSELY – DISCERN AND SEEK THE LORD TO REVEAL TO YOU THIS DAY HIS DESIRE FOR YOUR RHEMA WORD! GOD BLESS.
2 Timothy 4:5 – But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1 Peter 4:7 – But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
39 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,
4 Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.
5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.
9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.
11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
12 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
On Eagles Wings
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
CALLING “ALL” PRAYER WARRIORS
Our nation stands at a precipitous like “never” before in human kind! We “must” seek the face of God for repentance of our sins as a nation and ask for forgiveness. It is not His will for none to perish but to come to eternal salvation. We as a nation have turned our back on God period. He gave us a short reprieve and to repent as a nation in whole. President Trump was chosen by God to serve 2 terms!! Did you hear me? Two terms. This President may not be perfect but he is chosen by God to fight for America and our Constitution WHICH was given us from God for our freedoms and liberties we have taken for granted! Yes, that is correct I said for granted. Agree or not the truths we hold witness to and ALL that is going on around us can not be denied by none. This site has been and will continue as the Lord directed me when HE had me start for HIS GLORY to encourage others and to lead them to Christ our Savior. We’re in perilous time according to scriptures and prophecies are being fulfilled before our very eyes and we were born for time such as this. Please I employ you to be on your face before God our Father and seek for our nations repentance and our own individual sake. Otherwise, as I have shared over the decades a nation will be left to its own devices and reap what she has sown. Choice is up to each person to do as he/she discerns led of the Lord. All of us know what we are facing without going into a political speech which I will not do here. Please share this and seek the Lord WHILE he may be found. God bless each of and protect you and your families. Given scripture of the Lord 5 years ago for the body of Christ and I’ve shared countless times: Psalms 91, Ephesians 6 and Isaiah 53. Blessings!
Praying for America
2 Corinthians 2:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
2 Corinthians 4:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.