I urge you to continue to live expectant of the amazing future God has promised you, and to lean into a deeper relationship with Him as you walk through the challenges that you now face. Stand on the promises! "He who has promised is FAITHFUL."
The "Spirit Filled Christian" is a light in the world. When we are humble and teachable, He's able to transform us more and more into a reflection of His character, His very nature. We are in fact, LIGHTS in a dark world, and He is our FATHER.
On Thursday of last week I lost my job. I can't say that it didn't hurt my feelings because it did. However it didn't blindside me, because the Lord had been telling me it was going to happen for weeks.
When we go out into the world as ambassadors, after we have surrendered to this renovation, we light up as vibrantly as autumn trees on a hillside. Although people may not understand right away what it is about us that is different, upon investigation they come to realize that we are works of art, and it's not us that they are being drawn to, but the Artist, as His glory shines through.
In His perfect foreknowledge He chose you, before the world began...now He's making you into a warrior for His purposes...a work of art. It may be painful, but He's fashioning you into a champion. It's not suppose to be easy, or comfortable...just ask any Olympic Athlete who's won the gold.
At the same time all this is taking place, a work of righteousness is being developed and orchestrated in God's people. The loving, compassionate nature of Christ is being implanted and formed in our hearts. Hate in the world is making sinners more like satan. Love in the Christians is making us more like Jesus.
Over the years I have learned how to receive guidance from the Lord, and it's been a priceless gift that has literally saved my life. Sometimes I hear a still small voice, a voice of spirit. Sometimes I get images that flash across my mind. Sometimes I have dreams or visions, and sometimes it's just a "knowing" that I can't quite explain. Dick Mills calls it being "cognizant of coming events."
But the truth is, the greatest reward is promised to those who can keep a ZEAL alive, a flame of devotion, and a spiritual intensity in a world filled with apathy and spiritual indifference.
Can Christian's be under attack from satan? Yes, I have seen many Christian's come under serious attack. In fact, when you come under demonic attack take comfort, because it means that you must be doing something right. And that something is an obvious threat to satan's kingdom, if it weren't....he wouldn't bother with you. In Luke... Continue Reading →