Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Bible Questions Answered:
“I try but its to hard to be a christian...”
Kenny/ Los Angeles, California U.S.A.
We, ourselves are powerless to please The Living God, but when we accept The Lord Jesus to be our Savior and Lord, The Spirit Of God, works in our lives.
The Holy Spirit In Our Lives, Working, A Sign That We Are Indeed The People Of God.
Ezekiel 36:26,27 KJV
26 Hereby know we that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit.
27 And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them.
John 14:17 KJV
Even The Spirit Of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Acts 10:44-48 NLT
44 Even as Peter was saying these things, The Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message.
45 The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that The Gift of The Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, too.
46 For they heard them speaking in other tongues and praising God. Then Peter asked,
47 “Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received The Holy Spirit just as we did?”
48 So he gave orders for them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterward Cornelius asked him to stay with them for several days.
Acts 15:7-9 NLT
7 At the meeting, after a long discussion, Peter stood and addressed them as follows: “Brothers, you all know that God chose me from among you some time ago to preach to the Gentiles so that they could hear the Good News and believe.
8 God knows people’s hearts, and He confirmed that He accepts Gentiles by giving them The Holy Spirit, just as He did to us.
9 He made no distinction between us and them, for He cleansed their hearts through faith.
Romans 8:9 NLT
But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by The Spirit if you have
The Spirit Of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have The Spirit Of Christ living in them do not belong to Him at all.)
I Corinthians 3:16 KJV
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that The Spirit Of God dwelleth in you?
Galatians 3:1-5 NLT
1 Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has cast an evil spell on you? For the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death was made as clear to you as if you had seen a picture of His death on the cross.
2 Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive The Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received The Spirit because you believed The Message you heard about Christ.
3 How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in The Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?
4 Have you experienced so much for nothing? Surely it was not in vain, was it?
5 I ask you again, does God give you The Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe The Message you heard about Christ.
Galatians 4:6 KJV
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth The Spirit Of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
I John 3:24 KJV
Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with Him, and He with them. And we know He lives in us because The Spirit He gave us lives in us.
I John 4:13 KJV
Hereby know we that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit.
The Holy Spirit At Work In Our Lives:
Romans 8:2,4,12-14 NLT
1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
2 And because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins.
4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow The Spirit.
12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.
13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of The Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.
14 For all who are led by The Spirit Of God are children of God.
II Corinthians 3:18 KJV
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of The Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by The Spirit Of The Lord.
Galatians 5:16-25 NLT (Living by the Spirit’s Power)
16 So I say, let The Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what The Spirit wants. And
The Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
18 But when you are directed by The Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,
20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,
21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to His cross and crucified them there.
25 Since we are living by The Spirit, let us follow The Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
Titus 3:4,5 NLT
"...When God our Savior revealed His kindness and love,
5 He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through The Holy Spirit.
II Peter 1:3-11 NLT (Growing in Faith)
3 By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence.
4 And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a
generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge,
6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness,
7 and Godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.
10 So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.
11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
When we as God's children, do our best to live for The Lord, we do not work alone, God The Holy Spirit, within us, works with us!
Spiritual Growth,With God's Holy Spirit:
Job 17:9 NLT
The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.
Psalm 92:12,13 KJV
12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those that be planted in the house of The Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Proverbs 4:18 KJV
But the path of the just is as the shining Light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Ephesians 4:15 NLT
"...we will speak The Truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church.
I Peter 2:2 KJV
"...desire the sincere milk of The Word, that ye may grow thereby:
II Peter 3:18 KJV
"...grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
I John 2:27 NLT
But you have received The Holy Spirit, and He lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For The Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what He teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as He has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.
I John 3:2,3 KJV
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.
God The Father enthroned in heaven, and His right hand, Jesus Christ our High Priest, ever living to intercede for us, and God The Holy Spirit, living within, to encourage us, to change us, to empower us, to live the life our God has called us to.
Romans 8:35,37-39 KJV
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.