Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Think with me for a moment: We read that God breathed into Adam and he became a living soul. Scientist tell us that when we take oxygen into our lungs it gets picked up by our blood stream and our heart pumps it through our entire body and nourishes every cell.
The definition of spirit is wind, breeze, or breath. We know God is a spirit- of the spirit world, not of earthly elements- but of another dimension that is invisible to our earthly eyes.
We also know that with his breath God spoke the words that created the world. The same breath he breathed into Adam. The same breath that brought fourth the words in the bible.
We can speak out those very words written long ago and speak the same words God spoke. In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. Spirit, breath, words.
With his breath he spoke to Mary and she became pregnant, creating within her the man who would have God’s spirit pulsing through his veins. The blood that Jesus shed during his unjust beatings was full of the holy spirit of God.
We can praise God with our spoken words and sing with our breath and breathe into ourselves his very presence. His spirit can flow in our veins like oxygen. It can pool in the chambers of our hearts until it gets pumped and propelled throughout our bodies.
The same spirit that raised Christ from the dead can dwell in us.
As Michael W. Smith wrote: This is the air I breathe, your holy presence living in me. This is my daily bread, your very word spoken to me. And I’m lost without you. And I’m desperate for you.
Posted by The Farbers at Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
We all want to live on forever. But could it really be possible? The truth is out there, but many are blind to it. It’s supernatural, and the only way to see it is if a ghost reveals it to you – the Holy Ghost.
There is only one human who has ever conquered death. He allowed himself to be killed. But because of heaven’s strong spirit within him, he came back to life in an eternal body that can never die again. His name is Jesus.
If you ask him to, the spirit of God will gently begin to show you hidden things that you were blinded to before. All we have to do is think, or say – “Jesus, I open my heart to you. I invite you to show me the truth, and only the truth, no tricks, no lies.”
When we invite God’s spirit into us we automatically become eternal souls. Bling. So easy, so natural. When the time comes for our bodies to taste death we will simply step into God’s kingdom as his sons and daughters. Loved and cherished. Respected and admired. We will receive new bodies that will live forever.
Jesus’s love will slowly begin to seep into every corner of your heart. He will help you heal from past hurts. And from the pain of being unloved, not good enough, forgotten, taken advantage of, or abandoned, anything-and everything that causes fear, because it is only his perfect and pure love that annihilates fear. He will slowly begin to turn confusion into wisdom and pain into peace. There is nothing on this earth more wonderful or more powerful than God’s love for you. Wouldn’t it be sad to never find it?
The earth at this time is very much ruled by evil and ciaos. We see it everyday. The earth is not operating the way God originally planned it for mankind. God is only allowed in our lives as we invite him to be. It is our choice. That is called free will. And if we decide not to make a choice, then evil is the default mode we receive.
God has an enemy. He wants to deceive us into thinking that sin is fun, but actually sin kills. Satan came to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus came to give us life abundantly.
The Holy Spirit will also help us slowly begin to understand the ancient writings of the bible. They will bloom as a rose for us, one petal at a time.
And, yes, romantic love is great, but it does not take the place of the powerful, healing love that God has for us.
If it is so simple then how do we get so much religious junk and people who look down on others? I know we don’t want to become like that. That comes from people who begin by being led of God’s spirit within them, then somewhere along the line they stop listening and start making rules and standards and guidelines. There is only one guideline. Jesus. But remember, no matter how religious someone seems, God is still teaching them. No one on this earth has it all together.
Posted by The Farbers at Tuesday, May 11, 2010