It's been a very busy month for me and i forgot to update my blog this month. My goal is to write once a week and unfortunately I am not successful about this because of so many things to do at work and my service for the Lord :). It will be 2 yrs already this coming July and my experience of being a servant was the best thing or experience that has ever happened to me. It makes me happy and it completes me when I am doing my service every Sunday for our Christian Life Program and attending some events. I can't really explain why but deep in my core I do love to serve.
Last Sunday (June 9, 2013) we had our Talk 9 for our Christian Life Program in ISK Church here in Iligan City. The talk was about Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit. All the participants will undergo the "baptism" not the literal baptism where a priest conduct it but this is a process where the servants or old members will pray over on each of the participants. They will pray for the participants prayer concerns and the gifts they wanted to receive. There are 9 gifts to be prayed for but they are ask to just select 3 gifts out of 9. The 9 spiritual gifts are gift of tongue, faith, healing, prophecy, vision, discernment, wisdom, knowledge, interpretation.
What did the Bible says about the Holy Spirit?
Many people during the prophet Ezekiel's time were enmeshed in sin and spiritual lifelessness, like many Christians today. This is what God said to them:
- Ezekiel 36:26. God's promise of the Holy Spirit.
- Ezekiel 36:27. God's promise of help and power to do what is right. The Holy Spirit gives us the power.
The Holy Spirit that God promised through Ezekiel, Jesus gave to his disciples. With the Holy Spirit, men gain:
- A new nature, spiritual power. Galatians 5:16 23. The inward dimension.
- Power to serve. Acts 1:8. The outward dimension.
God wants all men to have this new life. God sent His Son into the world so that we could be given the source of the new life, the Holy Spirit.
As a conclusion,
God wants you to have His gifts because He loves you and wants to live in you by His Holy Spirit. Desire God's gifts!
God offers and gives His gifts. Our part is to accept. Let us all give the Holy Spirit a welcome into our lives.
Till my next posts, I''ll write about finance topic in my next post.