Monday, April 7, 2014
The Gospel and the Holy Spirit
We've just finished with the love chapter, Cor. 13. During which we mentioned that we all need God's help to love better... Which is a true statement we need God's help. So how do we get or attain the help of God? The first is to reply in a positive way to the Gospel. Now the Gospel is the good news of His Son Jesus Christ. That we believe Jesus is the son of God(The God of the bible), John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." So when we refer to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus, it is what is written in the 4 books of the bible; Matthew, Luke, Mark and John. Those books are where we learn about the Gospel of Jesus; what He has done, who He is, what He will do... one thing that He does is to send us a helper, the Holy Spirit; John 14:16"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever. The Spirit of Truth...." Now this is for the ones who believe in Jesus Christ. This is how we get our help from God. This where the fruit of the Spirit comes from. Do you have the Spirit of God in you? If not it is time to believe in Jesus, this is how the Spirit come to each of us. Now we have to be listening to the Spirit, which is another big topic. So simply put we need to hear the Spirit not only convicting us of sin, but also directing us through our day. One last thing prayer; James 1:5" If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God who give..."