Gods group thoughts for 1/30/2013 “The Holy Spirit at Work”

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Romans 8:16-17The SpiritHimself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.  (NKJV)

Yesterday, I started a few days writing about a topic that is near and dear to my heart…  Evangelizing to those who might not be the Christian they thought they were…  The title was…“Don’t be Deceived”…meaning it is of vital importance to absolutely know that you are a Christian in God’s eyes, and not just in your own mind…

I wrote about the fact that the Holy Spirit that God gives to all of His children, will talk to us on a regular basis… Some will call their conscience, their Holy Spirit…because God gives every human being a conscience… Heck !!  Where would the world be, if God didn’t give all of us a conscience, to give us a basic understanding of right from wrong ??  The world is still in a horrible mess, even with a bunch of good consciences in people that don’t know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior…

I have been told more than once, that “I have gone off the deep end”, so to speak…  I have been told, by one individual…that they don’t know anyone like me, that talks about God 24/7, like I do…  I said to myself… “Thanks for the compliment !!”

The point I am trying to make today, is that if one is truly a Christian in God’s eyes…there is a relationship that has been established with the Lord…where there should be an ongoing dialogue between the Lord, the Holy Spirit, and the Christian…  God speaks to His children through His Word, the Bible… There should be constant communication with the Lord, through our prayers…  And a Spirit filled Christian will be extra sensitive to what the Holy Spirit is telling them… They will be living for the Lord (guided by the Holy Spirit), and will be doing their best to live a life that is pleasing to God; as they do their best to confess any sins that they commit (1 John 1:9)…to remain walking in sweet fellowship with the Lord…

The opening scripture is absolutely true, in the life of a Spirit filled Christian (Ephesians 5:18-20)… The Holy Spirit (or God) speaks to me, even in my dreams, some nights… Last night, before I went to bed…I thanked the Lord for the day and for all my blessings… I prayed for sweet dreams…for God to keep Satan and his demon friends out of my household, during the night…and maybe even for some good scripture verses to contemplate…   Well…I was awakened (or dreaming) for what seemed to be a half hour or so; as HE was telling me what to write on today… At 3:57 am this morning…I looked at my clock wide awake, as scripture about how ripe the harvest was for the Christian… and how few the number of workers there were, to share their faith…popped into my meager brain…

How appropriate for the Holy Spirit to remind me of this scripture…when I was writing about the fact yesterday…that only 2 %  of Christians surveyed…shared their faith and the gospel of Christ on a regular basis, to those in need of hearing the truth (John 8:32)… This is called evangelizing; and Jesus Himself commanded Christians to “make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19-20)…ie: to share their own testimony of God’s saving grace in their lives…and the gospel of Christ to those around them, who are in need of hearing about the “good news” of God’s saving grace through obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…  Here is the link for yesterday’s thoughts, for anyone who is interested… https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/gods-group-thoughts-for-1292013-dont-be-deceived/

The scripture I was dreaming about, that I believe the Holy Spirit has led me to write on today…is found in John chapter 4… It was about Jesus at the well with the Samaritan woman… And how she believed that Jesus was the long awaited for Messiah… She ran back to the town, and brought multitudes back to hear Jesus preach…  Here is the link for the whole scripture passage…

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=jn4:1-42&version=NKJV

The pertinent scripture, about Jesus telling His disciples how plentiful the number of people were (how ripe the harvest was), for people who didn’t know Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, is found in…

John 4:35-38 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”  (NKJV)

I pray that God will use this dream I had last night…that fits right into my writing about our Pastor’s Sunday school teaching on…“Everyday Evangelism”…to awaken those people who aren’t being spoken to by the Holy Spirit…  I pray that God urges them to find out more about His saving grace, through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… (See yesterdays writing for more on this requirement by God)

Heavenly Father, I pray that anyone without the Holy Spirit living with-in them (John 14:26), will be drawn to You (John 6:44)… And that seeds will be planted that only You can harvest into a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), and one of Your new children to be added to Your kingdom… I pray for this Spiritual re-birth for those in need…in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

written by bruce r mills

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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