Friday, September 12, 2014
Bible Questions Answered:
“How does the spirit, stop evil in all of the world?”
Shelly/ Ottawa, Ontario Canada
II Thessalonians 2:6,7 KJV
6 And now ye know what (Who) withholdeth that he (the man of lawlessness) might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until He be taken out of the way.
II Thessalonians 2:6,7 NLT
6 And you know what (Who) is holding him (the man of lawlessness) back, for he can be revealed only when his time comes.
7 For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until The One who is holding it back steps out of the way.
Today, whether we realize it or not, God is at work in the world! God The Holy Spirit, is fighting against evil throughout the world.
The question is, how is He doing this?
And the answer is, He is fighting evil, in and throughout the hearts and lives of all God's people while striving with an ungodly world!
Galatians 4:6 KJV
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth The Spirit Of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Micah 3:8 KJV (Micah)
But truly I am full of power by The Spirit Of The Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
The Church, the people of God, are the ones called to go throughout all the world, and dispel the works of darkness!
Christian people are the very temples of God The Holy Spirit, for He indwells them, encouraging them, energizing them, to do the works of God.
I Corinthians 3:16 KJV
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that The Spirit Of God dwelleth in you?
Matthew 28:18-20 KJV
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of The Father, and of The Son, and of The Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Mark 16:15 KJV
And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Luke 12:12 KJV
For The Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
Power of The Holy Spirit:
Zechariah 4:6 KJV (Zechariah)
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is The Word Of The Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith The Lord Of Hosts.
Acts 1:8 KJV
But ye shall receive power, after that The Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
God The Holy Spirit, strives against sin, in the life of the believer and the world.
Genesis 6:3 KJV
And The Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive* with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
*Strive-Hebrew; Diyn (Deen)/ Duwn (Doon): Contend, execute (judgment), Judge, minister judgment, plead (the cause), at strife, strive.
Noah, a man of God, preached righteousness for 120 years to to the antediluvians (people before the flood). During that time, The Spirit Of The Lord, contended, pleaded, strove with them, to hear
The Word Of God, repent, follow righteousness, and not be lost. But they would not listen, and the flood took them all away.
Today, as Noah of old, Christian, we are God's warning voice in the world!
There is absolutely “not,” anyone, known as a “closet-Christian!”
All Christian people, everywhere are called to confess their faith!
Romans 10:8-11 KJV
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, The Word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth The Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.
I John 4:15 KJV
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is The Son Of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.