God The Father – God The Son – God The Holy Spirit Bless You,,
1 Corinthians 12. 4-11 says: “4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6 There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. 7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.8 For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.”
When we first said yes to Jesus and accepted Him into our hearts, we received the blessed gift of The Holy Spirit. It truly is a gift as we cannot buy it nor can we give it. The Holy Spirit is God. One of the reasons that He gives us Himself is that He desires to live in us and as such, carry out His purpose in and thru us – not just for our good but, for the benefit of those around us.
It is The Spirt that brought you into fellowship in God’s house – The Church. 1 Corinthians 12. 18 says this: “But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.” God did not bring us to be a part of His church as an observer, but as an integral part of His salvation plan. God gave specific instruction throughout the Bible to those He called and He not only empowered them, but He enabled them. The Bible tells us that God’s Word is true and that it does not come back empty.
Each of us needs to assess just how The Holy Spirit in our life is benefiting those around us. Are we stifling the Spirit? Are we stumbling blocks to the work of The Spirit? You and I have been equipped by God just as He wants us – for just the purpose He has for us. Only when we allow The Spirit to work in our lives – can others be blessed.
None of us totally understands God, but hopefully, we do understand that we need to give Him the reigns and let Him lead us. If we do this, we will be astounded by what He can do.
Here are a few of the events and activities that are on the horizon: Wednesday Evening Prayer Service – Will resume September 11th Bible Study – Will resume September 11th
The more we read The Bible – the more we pray and associate with God’s people – the more we will allow God to do in and thru us. Spend time with The Creator – seek more fully His Son – accept The Spirit’s leading and be more blessed. In Christ’s Love, Pastor Frank