GOD’S SALVATION PLAN FOR YOU & ME.
We are now into our second week since we concluded our Lenten Journey. I do trust it was a life changing experience for you, and that you are living and experiencing the resurrection power and life of the Holy Spirit moving in your life.
On Thursday 21st May we will celebrate ASCENSION DAY, then 10 days later PENTECOST SUNDAY.
Jesus declared to the Disciples in John 16:7:11 NKJV But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the ADVOCATE won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will CONVICT the world of its sin, and of GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS and of THE COMING JUDGEMENT. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me. Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more. Judgment will come because the ruler of this world has already been judged.
In the various translations I use the Holy Spirit is given a list of different names such as:
Can I encourage you to meditate on (and chew over) all these various titles given to the Holy Spirit, to you and I as a Believer and to personally embrace every aspect of the Spirit’s ministry in your life.
Then Jesus goes on to say what the Holy Spirit’s ministry is to the world.
- He wants to convict men and women of their sin, and draw them to Jesus.
- He wants to impart God’s righteousness into hungry hearts
- He wants to warn mankind of the fact that judgement Satan has been judged, and those who reject will also be judged.
Let me highlight again today, that Jesus’ coming to deal with sin was all planned in eternity past, we thank God today, “every sin has gone beneath the cleansing flow” hallelujah.
But, the Salvation plan didn’t finish there, God didn’t save us and then leave us as orphans, but has made available to us a complete INHERITANCE most of which is available to us RIGHT NOW, and through Biblical Discipleship and the Ministry of the Holy Spirit we can enjoy what Paul describes in Eph. 1: 3-8 NLT All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has BLESSED US WITH EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING in the heavenly realms because we are UNITED with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and CHOSE US IN CHRIST to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to ADOPT US INTO HIS OWN FAMILY by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
WE THANK GOD TODAY FOR HIS SO GREAT SALVATION