Getting Drunk On God

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“Don’t get drunk on wine, which leads to wild living. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”  Ephesians 5:18GWT

Paul teaches that the effects of being filled with God’s spirit is joy! And then gratitude comes as a by-product. Which obviously eliminates grumbling, pouting and self-pity and bitterness, scowling and murmuring, depression and worry and discouragement.

So, how do we get filled? Start with getting drunk on God! Paul warn us to NOT get drunk on wine, but rather be filled with God’s spirit. To get drunk on wine or any alcohol, you must drink lots of it. In order to get drunk on Holy Spirit, we need to drink and drink and drink more of Him…..daily! I Cor. Says “We were all…..made to drink of one Spirit.”

Jesus said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

We drink God’s spirit by setting our minds on the things of the Spirit….”seek the things above!” Philippians 3:19. Our focus should strive to stay on heavenly things as much as possible. Our perspective needs to align up with God’s so we can see what He sees! When we are too focused on the things of this earth, we lose sight of God and His great purposes.

The Holy Spirit is not like wine because He is a person and is free to come and go where He wills (John 3:8).

Jesus said to his disciples, “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” If we want to be filled with the Spirit, we must pray for it.

In Ephesians 3:19. Paul asks his Father in heaven (v. 14) that all the believers might be “filled with all the fullness of God.”

So my friends, today and always, we need to drink and pray. Drink and pray. DRINK AND PRAY! Get filled so you can go out and pour onto others, His grace, love and power. There is a dying world out there that needs Jesus! You may be the only bible someone sees today. You may be the one person that God wants to use today to make a difference in someone’s life for good!

#bebrave

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Crossing Over

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Sometimes we all need a reminder that we are in a battle for the lives and souls of mankind. We have an enemy.  And he often knows who we are before we do.  The enemy strategically targets…..and guess what?  YOU and I are a target!  As God’s children, we are created in His image and likeness and we are marked.  And when you and I are marked by the Most High God, we become noted by the enemy.

Oftentimes the attacks on your life have more to do with who you might be in the future than who you are right now or even who you have been in the past. Our enemy sets up ambush early in our lives thru pain and trauma and will not relent until he has utterly destroyed. BUT, your history does not determine your destiny!  And your past does not have to proclaim your future!

I see this ambush across our land today to divide, spread violence and hatred……But I also see the light and love of God shining through.

When man decides to do what is right in his own eyes, there will never be justice or fairness. Until we place ourselves back under the submission of God, our land will not have rest.  The enemy has come in like a flood, but God has raised a standard.  And that is THE POWER OF HIS LOVE!

We may be targeted by the enemy for destruction, but we also have been called to be history makers!   Someone who can transform their world and impact their community with the goodness of Christ.

God created man as the pinnacle of His creation. When He made man and woman, he stepped back and said “it is good!”  In Psalm 8, David proclaims that man has been crowned with glory and honor by God and given dominion over all creation….in fact, all things have been put under man’s feet.

This includes, prejudices, hatred, feelings, murderous thoughts and the like. As human beings, we do not have to be controlled by the injustices of this world or the emotions stirred up by others.  We can put off these fleshly clothes and put on love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion….even when we don’t “feel like it.”

His Love Changes Everything

If God were to offer us a challenge, I think it would be this. To walk every day in His love!  To wake up each day and turn away from the lens of the past.  To trust God in all things and purpose within our hearts to extend kindness, goodness and compassion towards everyone.  When we do this, peace will flood our land.  And it will not be a surprise ambush, but a great deluge that will cover the deeds of hatred and division.  Love gathers…..hatred divides.

Who are you going to be? I hear God asking this question of all mankind.  Whom will you serve today?  Will it be your emotions and circumstances that have happened yesterday?  Or will you defy popular culture and be a history maker for righteousness and honor?

You and I are God’s workmanship, created, shaped and formed in Christ, the anointed One for GOOD works. (Ephesians 2:10) You and I have the opportunity to influence our world, and our cities, with God’s goodness.  He has created a people to do this very thing.  Let us rise to this occasion and not shrink back.  If everyone who calls themselves by the name of Christ would stand in the power of God’s love, I promise we would see our communities and world transformed!

You are marked for greatness!   Who are you going to be today?

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Children of Redemption

 God became flesh and lived among humanity, not just to live a perfect life as an example and to ultimately die as an innocent sacrifice, but to continue to live with anyone that would accept that sacrifice.  His perfect method of accomplishing this was by sending His spirit to dwell within all who will believe.

God calls His “spirit-indwelled” people to something greater, something more significant and powerful.

God’s children are redeeming forces on this earth.  Their time here is about reclaiming the things He has created.

Since the entire cosmos is created by God and restored through Jesus, the believers work here, through the spirit, is to say, “this belongs to God.”

Rise up sons and daughters!  As My purchased possession you are equipped with all power, love and righteousness.

Call out to whomever  will listen – give away all of Me that is inside of you. Bring My kingdom to every sphere of influence you have.  You are carriers of My goodness to a dark and lonely world.

Stand back and watch what I will do.  I have made all things new and My delight is that all know Me and receive My love.

For eternity and beyond……