ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW
WRITE 761 • September • 17 • 2013 Finland.
1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
Don't let the devil, tradition and religion fool you, stay away from the occult: Yoga (Hinduism), all religions, martial arts and all meditation. – Uncle Ben
Rom 10:9 because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus [as] Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
The Bible tells us to work hard on our salvation, this does not mean that we are only to run around doing good, but that we should obey Holy Spirit as He speaks to us! We should also keep the commandments of God and the commands of Jesus Christ, to preach the Gospel, heal the sick and cast out demons. We also have authority over death (in Jesus name), so we can wake people from death, whenever Holy Spirit tells us to do so.
– With God your life will change for the better!
We should never criticize our sisters and brothers outside the church! If we feel that we have to correct somebody, it HAS to happen in church and not publicly. We should never launder our differences before the world, that is stupid according to Gods word! There are some prosperity preachers whose messages are unsound. God didn't intend for all of us to become filthy rich on Earth. Naturally, there might be some generous people on Earth, who may be blessed in this way, since God treats us all individually. But I don't believe for a second, that all Christians are meant to roll in cash, simply for our own pleasures. That would be pointless and silly. I believe that we are supposed to help each other and be generous. I don't believe that we should hoard our money in the bank, but to put it to good use. God will bless those who bless others, like the famous painter Van Gogh:
He gave his money etc. to the poor miners of Borinage, where he worked as an evangelist (between paintings). This is another fact, which is rarely (if ever) mentioned in art books due to our atheistic society.
Be humble, don't look down on rich people (or anybody else), God blesses whom He pleases. Here's another side to prosperity:
Job the incredibly rich man. We read in the Old Testament how he was tested by the devil and lost everything. Because he was faithful to the Lord, everything was restored to him + he became filthy rich. Why? Because God blessed him.
Rom 10:13 for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Naturally, your life needs to change, if you’ve received Christ. We can't go on living in sin like we did before we met God. But anyway, everything starts with repentance and prayer. It has worked for me and many of my friends. Let God take over and don't fret, He will take care of you, trust the Lord!
If you have repented, you are now ready to receive the Holy Spirit of God (if the Spirit hasn't already descended on you)! Many “perceive” Holy Spirit “as a person”, the Spirit is sent by God to be your Helper and Teacher. Spirit filled born again Christians can pray for you to receive Him. Your life will never be the same after that! Holy Spirit will give you a prayer language, so if you feel like there's something bubbling inside you, just open your mouth and speak whatever sounds Holy Spirit gives you. The prayer language is called "tongues", it can be a Heavenly language or earthly ones, it all depends. I have many different ones, I've noticed that they change a lot, from time to time. One Finnish girl that I prayed for received English as her prayer language, go figure.
Some people even claim that you can't pray or talk to Holy Spirit, I beg to differ. God the Father, his Son Jesus and Holy Spirit are ONE. It's logical to pray to the Father in Jesus' name. (God always knows when someone is looking for HIM regardless of what name they use). When I pray for people, Holy Spirit and I have an ongoing dialogue during prayer. We speak to each other a lot, but even more intensely during prayer, since He then directs me!
Mar 16:17 And these signs shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues;
Tts 3:5 not by works [done] in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of Holy Spirit,
PS, I sometimes highlight words in the scriptures as I quote. Always check your own Bible to confirm God's word!
Camera case syndrome, Photo © Ben
Om du vill lära känna Gud, berätta detta för Honom! Han lyssnar alltid. Ofta börjar resan med Gud med en liten ÄRLIG bön:
“Himmelske Fader jag tror att din Son Jesus Kristus är världens Frälsare, att han dog för min synd och uppstod på den tredje dagen och äger nycklarna till dödsriket. Jag tror på Jesus och vill följa Honom. Jag avsäger mig all synd i mitt liv och jag ber dig Fader att fylla mig med din Helige Ande och ge mig en större kärlek till alla mina medmänniskor på vår jord. Lär mig att älska och styrk mig så att jag klarar av att hålla dina bud i Jesu namn, tack för din kärlek och gränslösa nåd, Amen, Amen”.
“Den som tror och blir döpt skall bli frälst,
men den som inte tror skall bli fördömd”.
Markus 16:16 NUB
Vi döps till rättfärdighet i Jesus när vi kommer till tro och slutar synda. Att vi fortfarande kan göra misstag betyder inte att Gud ser oss som syndare.
Guds ord står fast i all evighet
och har inget “bäst före” datum.
“Se, det är fullbordat”