Thanksgiving: I Thank the Lord that he sent his Son for the Salvation of the World! I Thank the Lord that He has given us a Spirit of Victory rather than The Spirit of Defeat! I Thank the Lord that all men were Warned not to receive any revelation of the gospel by an Angel of Light!
It is written, “You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? Have you experienced so much in vain–if it really was in vain? So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” Galatians 3:1-10
Prayer: Dear Father, I Pray that men seek the Holy Spirit for Discerning of the One True God!
“But let us who live in the light think clearly, protected by the body armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation. For God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. He died for us so that we can live with him forever, whether we are dead or alive at the time of his return. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”(1Thessalonians 5:8-11)
“But let us who live in the light think clearly, protected by the body armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the Hope of our salvation.” As we read in this body, we see three key words; Love, Faith and Hope. In Corinthians, Paul said out of these three, Love is the greatest. But let us not just push the other two to the side. Next to Love, we are called to Faith and Hope; because it is our Faith and Hope in Christ that has delivered us. “For God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.” Mankind, who was once an enemy of the Lord, found salvation through Christ. It is hard not to really get an understanding of, “amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me,” Because it was by Grace that all man have been saved. From such an honor from the Lord, our hearts should be filled with Love, Faith and Hope.
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” Let us always remember that encouragement is a key with the things of Christ. It is not by works that we strive after these things, but the harvest that is produced from God’s Grace in our life. God so loved us that he calls us to watch after each other and If encouragement is an by produce, let it be use by all.
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us-they help us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation. And this expectation will not disappoint us. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” (Roman 5:3-5)
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us-they help us learn to endure.” I, like many people, come against many obstacles in this life. I used to get frustrated at the situation and it seemed like when I would conquer one trail then another would be placed right in front of me. But through every situation, there was a lesson to be learned, for trails help us endure and not only that, we are called to rejoice! This may sound foreign to most people, but God calls us to praise him through the storm! The reason why we do this is to build who we are in Christ, “And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation.” It is through trails that we are not weakened, but strengthen in the Lord and brought even closer to our salvation in Christ. For trails and tribulations aren’t meant to break you down; it is an opportunity for us to rejoice and praise God who delivering us!
“For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.” We are never alone in this battle. The Holy Spirit was promised to us from Jesus as one who would be with us always. I know sometimes we feel alone in this fight and we are suffering from day to day, but take heart! Seek The Holy Spirit to fill your heart with love, because when you have Love, you understand how much God really does cares for you through all trails and tribulations/