He loves. He said. He gave. He forgives. He fulfilled. He washes, He fills. He rescues. He poured. He empowers.
Yup, God keeps all His promises!
we hear. we turn. we trust. we receive. we rejoice. we live. we worship. we go. we overflow. we tell!
As we look around at all the brokenness and seemingly un-solvable perplexities including the frustrations of the nations these days, we can help but feel concerned for people, but we can still rejoice in Lord as well.. knowing that He is the ultimate Solution for all Lands and the individuals in them. We have hope, having read the rest of the story. We know how it will turn out for believers.
No matter the person, prob, need or question -- Jesus Christ is still the Answer. Sin seems to complicate and compound matters -- always has -- but cuz of the Cross, God washes us and begins to change us from the inside out.. one person at a time. Doesn't force any. Whosoever is willing to be cleansed.. it can happen. God makes us loathe what we used to love (the prejudice, the dead religious rituals and trying to earn righteousness, the arrogance, the lies, the vices, the hatred of people--all the selfish destructive stuff etc), and love what we used to loathe (the living word, fellowship, serving, and all that helps people).
Clean rivers can flow and in em WELL, not weird or sick.. we can go!
Have you first-hand experienced that? Man!.. God hasn't fallen off His throne. He’s never said, Oh no!.. nothin’ has caught Him off guard or surprised Him ever.
He loves you and can be trusted. Evil angels and people with weird ideas around -- Mr. Lu-Cifer's crowd with their deeds, but so does Life and Joy abound for us! God knows exactly what He is doing here, knows why He allows certain things to happen, and knows what is best for each of us -- yes, what's best for you today. Never forces people to do the right thing, or to come to Him.
In Luke 11:11-13, the Bible says "How much more will the heavenly father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" Ask.
Q. In this uber-thirsty world, are you well acquainted with springs, torrents, raging helpful rivers of.. living water? All that's from Him and for you.. for all willing.
"Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well.." Numbers 21:17
Are there some other verses (in their own contexts) that I can look at or memorize? Sure. The Bible says "On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, 'Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” (When He said “living water,” He was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given,f because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)" John 7:37-37 nlt
Listen, the Holy Spirit is such a great gift from Him! When humbly, by faith, we hear the Gospel, when we turn, and we freely receive Christ on the inside ..guess what.. we also gain this extraordinary Gift in addition to His forgiveness -- the Holy Spirit! The Gift that keeps on giving.
He's God! He's a Comforter, a real Encourager. And He empowers us to share what Christ has done. And we really want to now cuz we have this new love for all peoples. I asked. He came inside me in 1977 and I've now been with GodLife for quite a while. I never regret it!
We can pray and be heard. We can serve and love people. Yup, no matter their country or background, we sense it inside and now want what's best for them. Have you been reborn spiritually? If so, people need what you have, Christian.
Q. What has the Holy Spirit provided you with lately that you didn't even know you needed.. for this Last Days Great Commission ministry that He's blessed you with? Why not surrender to God's Word and tell Him you are willing to be a witness and to verbally give witness of Jesus Christ. Need some GodLife -- real life? Not sure where you stand with God? Come as you are..like now.
* Isaiah 12:3 Therefore you will joyously draw water From the springs of salvation.
* Isaiah 35:6 Then the lame will leap like a deer, And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will break forth in the wilderness And streams in the Arabah.
* Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants;
* Isaiah 55:1 "Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.