Living life without the guidance of the Holy Spirit is extremely risky, because it leaves us open to the confusion that is widespread in today’s world. Not only does the Spirit bring us understanding when we let Him lead us, He also points out any pockets of unbelief we may have that hinder us in our Christian walk. Unbelief is the underlying root of every sin we commit; He shows us where we have issues, and He helps us to believe. Religion makes sin the central issue; however, Jesus dealt with sin on the cross. God has already forgiven us of all our sins—even the ones we have not yet committed. The real issue is a lack of belief in this. Choosing to have faith in the Holy Ghost, and letting Him get out in front of us, radically transforms us.Read more
When life gets crazy, we must remember that in the midst of everything, believers are still the ones who have authority from God. Authority is defined as the right to command. We do not have to tolerate sickness, disease, fear, or any other kind of evil present in the world. Christians actually have the power to enforce in the world what is already in place in heaven. When change for the better is needed, it will be made not by earthly authorities, but by the worldwide church of Jesus Christ. As believers, we must not be afraid to acknowledge that we possess the ability to get the job done. It is time to execute our God-given authority; by doing so, we release healing and win at spiritual warfare.Read more
The world offers plenty of opportunities to fear. As believers, it is imperative that we respond correctly to this emotion. Unlike the world, we can continue to go about our daily routines, but without being afraid. Instead of responding in fear to what we see around us, we instead respond in faith to what Jesus Christ has already done. Some of His finished works include healing and deliverance from trouble. The devil capitalizes on our biggest fear, which is the fear that God’s Word will not come to pass in our lives. However, when we trust that He has already secured our health and well-being and made abundant provisions for us, we win.Read more
In these end times, fear is prevalent everywhere we look. The way to combat this negative emotion is by standing on the promises found in God’s Word, and choosing to believe them. Terror is not God’s will for us; therefore, we must not tolerate it. As believers, we live in the world but we are not part of it. This means that while others are fearful, we are faithful; and while others are in bondage, we are at liberty. We can stay at peace while going about our daily routines, because we trust God to keep us safe. When fear spreads like an epidemic, His Word is the perfect antidote against it.Read more
God loves us more than we could ever imagine. This is something we must believe, and one of the things the Holy Spirit was sent to convince us of. The devil will constantly challenge our faith; we fight his attacks by having faith in the finished works of Jesus Christ, not in our own works. When Jesus went to the cross, His forgiveness took care of all sin except for the sin of disbelief in Him. However, if we have been born again, the Holy Ghost is constantly working in us to resolve this issue. The covenant of grace gives us the opportunity to have a personal relationship with Christ; the closer the relationship, the easier it becomes to resist fear and trust in Him. Once we understand that our right-standing with God hinges on our belief and not our actions, our entire lives are transformed.Read more
Allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us through life is important, but His mission has more than one purpose. He was also sent to uncover and reveal to us any disbelief we have concerning our righteousness by faith, so that we can enjoy a personal relationship with God. Every sin is a fruit of unbelief; the Spirit does not convict us of our sinful acts, but instead points out to us how our lack of faith affects our actions. Jesus has taken care of every sin we could possibly commit, except for the sin of unbelief; repenting and choosing to believe Him takes care of this last sin. In light of this, we must shift our focus away from what we do, and refocus on what we believe. Genuine belief in God’s forgiveness of our sins does not mean it is okay to keep sinning; it opens the door for the Holy Ghost to begin working in us to change the sinful things we want to do, so that sin loses all appeal for us. When we listen to and believe the Holy Spirit, He will always lead us back to Jesus.