Who is this Jesus, whose birth we are celebrating at Christmas? While the Bible has a lot to say about Jesus Christ, we will consider three aspects of His Person, that are relevant to us this Christmas season - Creator, Redeemer and Friend
Abide literally means to dwell, remain, stay, continue. Abide as used by the Lord means to live out of, to draw life from, to live because of, through, by. This means we need to live like a favored son or daughter. Living out of the sense of sonship. Living out of our identity as His son or daughter. Making no apology for living as His son or daughter! Walking every day knowing that we are loved by the Father in an immeasurable and unconditional way.
When I am in rebellion, God still loves me.
When I am covered with filth and drowned in sin, He still loves me.
When I am broken, wasted and ruined, He still loves me.
When I am at my worst, He still loves me.
The Love of The Father is beyond measure, and it is revealed to us in His Son Jesus Christ.
A new anointing will increase your strength. It brings freshness. It will make you a new person. A new anointing requires a new you.
This year you will receive an outpouring of blessings that you cannot contain (Malachi 3:10). While the Scriptures apply to us all of the time, in God's dealings with us as individuals and as a community, there are specific seasons He brings us into. The Psalmist said, my times are in His hands (Psalm 31:15). The times and seasons of life are in His hands. And as He brings us into specific seasons, we need to be aware of what He intends to do and we must respond correctly.
We find the real joy of Christmas when we make the Savior the focus of the season. Our celebration of Christmas should be a reflection of the love and selflessness taught by the Savior.
When the Spirit of God, His presence and glory, hovers over a person or place, the power and potential for signs and wonders, creative miracles is present. While the Spirit of God is hovering in this manner, we must release the working of creative miracles.
At its very core our ability to manifest His glory and exercise authority on the earth - flows naturally out of who we are as sons and daughters of God - and as we walk in an intimate relationship with God, walk in submission to Him, and fulfill responsibility He has given us. The ‘weapons of our warfare’ we use are tools to express the authority that flows from these.
Glory is used to refer to the very substance of His Person - a manifestation of who God His (His character, virtues) and what He does. For God there is no distance and no time. He dwells in eternity. He is omni-present. In the glory there is no distance. In the glory there is no time. Stay tuned to part 1 of this series.
The names/titles of the Holy Spirit given in the scriptures aren’t meaningless. They are synonyms for the third person of the Trinity. Rightly understood, these names provide tremendous insight into the will, ways and work of the Holy Spirit.