Lord of all creation - I come to You now in the name of this Jesus I have heard about.  I was born into a sinful world and have lived in ignorance and rebellion to Your truth.  Jesus, I accept You as God manifested in the flesh, born as an offering for my sins.  Born to pay the price I am unable to pay - the price required for restored fellowship with my Creator.  Please forgive me and make me a vessel fit for Your use.  I release any bitterness or unforgiveness in my heart and ask You to deal with those situations.  I believe You were born of a virgin, died on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven and are now sitting at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for me.

You are now Lord of my life.

Confess Jesus before men and He will confess you before the Father.

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Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit

Monday, 19 September 2011 12:27
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It is not our intention here to teach you about the Holy Spirit. There are many wonderful books by people more versed than this humble servant. My desire is to make you aware of how precious His baptism is. He is called the Comforter for good reason.

Just as we are most vulnerable when we share our deepest self with others, the Holy Spirit is the most intimate sharing of God with His creation. That is why the Bible speaks of blaspheming the Holy Spirit as the unforgivable sin.

No one can come to the Father unless the Holy Spirit draws them. It is His mission to convict us of our sin and grant us the desire to repent and turn from our ways.

So all believers have the Holy Spirit, but there is a further immersion in Him. It is called the baptism of the Holy Spirit. It's the difference between dipping your toes in the water and jumping in to swim.

What can I say about the Holy Spirit that would entice you with longing to live in the Spirit. Perhaps the best thing to do is simply quote from someone who knew the Holy Presence intimately. Only the Holy Spirit can put such craving in a man's heart for more of God.

The following is from A Testament of Devotion, by Thomas R Kelly

Let me talk very intimately and very earnestly with you about Him who is dearer than life. Do you really want to live your lives, every moment of your lives, in His Presence? Do you long for Him, crave Him? Do you love His Presence? Does every drop of blood in your body love Him? Does every breath you draw breathe a prayer, a praise to Him? Do you sing and dance within yourselves, as you glory in His love? Have you set yourselves to be His, and only His, walking every moment in holy obedience? I know I'm talking like an old-time evangelist. But I can't help that, nor dare I restrain myself and get prim and conventional. We have too long been prim and restrained. The fires of the love of God, of our love toward God, and of His love toward us, are very hot. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and soul and mind and strength." Do we really do it? Is love steadfastly directed toward God, in our minds, all day long? Do we intersperse our work with gentle prayers and praises to Him? Do we live in the steady peace of God, a peace down at the very depths of our souls, where all strain is gone and God is already victor over the world, already victor over our weaknesses? This life, this abiding, enduring peace that never fails, this serene power and unhurried conquest, inward conquest over ourselves, outward conquest over the world, is meant to be ours. It is a life that is freed from strain and anxiety and hurry, for something of the Cosmic Patience of God becomes ours. Are our lives unshakable, because we are clear down on bed rock, rooted and grounded in the love of God. This is the first and the great commandment.

Do you want to live in such an amazing divine Presence that life is transformed and transfigured and transmuted into peace and power and glory and miracle? If you do, then you can. But if you say you haven't the time to go down into the recreating silences, I can only say to you, "Then you don't really want to, you don't yet love God above all else in the world, with all your heart and soul and mind and strength."



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