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Monday, September 29, 2014

Grieving the Holy Spirit

That which serves as a foot of support in Christ is the Holy Spirit who leads us in all truth. He was sculpture as God and Jesus Christ being one with different functions.  We are sculpture in the likeness of Christ. Although we could never be like him for He is one of a kind and is God yet became man. However we are imitators of him. But although His humanity is the same as ours, still He is unique in that respect also. Yes, "He was tempted in all points like as we are" (Heb. 4:15). He felt same desires, the same passions, and the same needs. When He was hungry, He could see the advantage, the pleasure and satisfaction that would come when Satan tempted Him to turn the stones into bread. It face real temptation. But what was unique about Him is that although He was tempted in all points like as we are, He was "without sin." Therefore it goes without saying that we to can be sinless if we wanted to. Do we take our salvation for granted knowing that we can confess and God is faithful and just to forgive us? He never gave in when temped yet we do and don’t have to. He never wore out having great drops of sweat when tempted yet we sweat the small stuff. He never reached breaking point when we explode at each other and find ourselves lock up on still in the bondage of slavering. His temptation continued on and on, but He never broke under pressure as we do when we are call every manner of things and don’t talk about our momma some folks got killed. He never wore out He press His way through and so many of us give us and in to the enemy. The temptation continued, we must suppose, until the tempter himself wore out, because Jesus did not wear out. Resist the devil and He will flee.  He "committed no sin, nor was guile found in His mouth" (1 Pet. 2:22).  God is the potter and we are the clay. We are Gods craftsmanship His art and action of processing called purging us in His Son likeness. (By carving, modeling, or welding us) a monument, work so that we can stand on the very Word of God.  Christ who gave us His lead us in righteousness.  He is the bridge between God and man that will lead us in the direction of truth. There is more to it than Christ dying on the cross. We must also be obedient to the cross that He died on.  The Holy Spirit has not recorded the specific details concerning the shape and size of the laver. We know only that it was made of brass, from the looking glass of those of us that are imitators of Christ. We are not made with man’s hand but created by the Spirit of the living God to worship God in Spirit and in truth. It all started before time as time did not exist until it rested on man in sin. Made at the pedestal foot of brass. There the priests washed their hands and feet before they was able to enter the Holy Place or returned to the brazen altar to serve God. “Aaron and his sons” washed their feet “thereat” (Exodus 30:19). The word “thereat” suggests that the water was taken out of the laver into a smaller vessel for this cleansing. The foot or pedestal of brass rested upon the desert sands, yet lifted the laver above the earth, suggestive of the fact that those who washed were pilgrims, “in the world,” but “not of the world.” They were on their way to the Promised Land, of which Canaan was but a type. His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength. It is believe that our promise land is the heaven that is promise to all in the obedience of Christ. The significance of this brazen laver is very plain. Aaron and his sons, as we have seen, were “shadows and types” of believer-priests in this church age. They were washed all over, once for all, by Moses at the door of the tabernacle, a picture of our having been washed once for all from the penalty of sin by the blood of Jesus. But daily, for many years, the priests in Israel had to wash their hands and feet at the brazen laver, a picture of our confession and cleansing from the daily defilement of sin before we may worship God or serve Him for His glory.
As born again souls, we are “in the world,” but “not of it.”Therefore we ought not to act or be as the world. Because we were wash with the holy blood of God. And have right to come into the obedience of God.  We are pilgrims here, on our journey from the godless world to the heavenly Canaan. And how much we need the daily, constant cleansing from the defilement of the desert sands of this Christ-rejecting world! May the Holy Spirit open our eyes to discern the full and rich message which He has for us in this lesson, as we seek to see, by faith, “The Glories of Christ as Foreshadowed in the Jewish Tabernacle,” with its laver of brass for the cleansing of hands and feet? And as shown to wash each other’s as in forgiven one another and encouraging one another unto we reach that heavily place preordain for us called heaven. While we are on this Christ like journey there are lessons and instructions from our heavenly Father that we must abide. Many believe that the blood shows the finish work of Christ and that it is. But it is not the finish work of our cross which we to must carried. We have to suffer persecution and many trails and tribulation as Christ did. Many will betray us and leave us when we need them the most in the body of Christ. We will see as we look through a looking glass who belongs to Christ and who do not. You shall know them by their fruit. It is a lesson of instruction, of warning, and of comfort, as we see prefigured the Lord Jesus Christ, our Cleanser from every stain of sin!  We turn to Exodus 30:17-21 to read God’s instructions to Moses for the making of the brazen laver: As Christ has died as His blood cleanse us from sin. There is still the laver which is also a part of the body of Christ. It mirrors brought out of Egypt.   He is the by the Word of God which  is evidence the Spirit of God is working with you and change takes place. No man or women will remain the same because of this part of Christ body. The bible is Spirit and living to proof of the voice of our heavenly Father. This was a move of the Spirit of God. People who will be attentive to the bible are people touched by the Spirit of God. But it is still important to cooperating with that work and to not resist it. We need to cooperate and flow with the work of God’s Spirit if the Word of God is going to do its full work in us. Water, in the Scriptures, is used as a type of the Word of God and of the Holy Spirit of God. Two clear passages, from among others which might be cited, make this truth very plain: “Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word” (Ephesians 5:25, 26). Although we are save by the blood which cleanse us from all unrighteousness. There is also the Word of God that he is and we must understand that we must be lights of the world in. “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this space he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given, because that Jesus was not yet glorified)” (John 7:37-39). Again, in His intercessory prayer for His own, our Lord asked the Father to keep His disciples

From evil, adding, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17). Those of us who love the Lord know all too well that, when we neglect the reading and study of His holy Word, our lives are barren of joy in the Lord, barren of fruitfulness in proclaiming the Gospel. Our hands, which speak to us of service, become defiled with the pleasures of sin.  Our feet, symbolic of our daily pilgrimage, go in the paths that lead away from a close and constant walk with God. We are still His children; He loves us still; but, like Peter before the cross, we follow the Lord “afar off. “Those of us who love the Lord know also, all too well, that when we “grieve the Holy Spirit of God,” we are powerless to do His will. Our efforts in so-called Christian work are futile Holy Spirit is none other than God Himself and that it is obvious that we offend Him if we do what we are not supposed to. He also revealed that if I was worried about losing the Holy Spirit and offending Him, then I was on the right track it is when you couldn’t care less that the trouble begins. God is with us at all times by the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The Holy Spirit within us guides and teaches us the things of God and reveals the truth to us in the Bible and the world around us. As the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, the Third Person of the Trinity, to live in accordance with the Holy Spirit is to please God and to grieve or insult the Holy Spirit, as the Bible says we are capable of doing, is to grieve Almighty God Himself. The Bible tells us that, if we are not careful, we can grieve the Holy Spirit and push God away by what we say and do on a daily basis. Our work is as “wood, hay, and stubble” in His sight. But how often those of us who love the Lord have gone to Him, confessing our sins, letting Him speak to us through His sanctifying, cleansing Word, and have found in Him forgiveness and power through the ministry of His Holy Spirit! The longer we travel on this pilgrimage, from Egypt to Canaan, as it were, the more we realize our helplessness, apart from the Word of God applied to our sinning hearts through the Holy Spirit of God. The older we grow in our Christian experience, the more we become conscious of our need for daily, constant cleansing from the defilement of sin through “the washing of water by the word,” made “quick and powerful” through the eternal Spirit of God. Insult the Spirit of God by deliberately continuing to sin after we know what is true; Hebrews 10:26-29 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remained no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? Lie to the Holy Spirit; Acts 5:3-4 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? And after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. Resist the Holy Spirit by disagreeing or fighting against what He is telling us; Acts 7:51 Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. Quench (suffocate, extinguish or suppress the influence of) the Spirit in our lives; 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit. Grieve the Holy Spirit and make Him sad or offended by failing to live together in love, by telling lies, being angry, stealing and not being kind, tender-hearted or forgiving. Ephesians 4:29-32 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. We must be very careful, because if we continually refuse to listen to the Spirit and instead choose to offend God, even though He is patient, He will eventually stop speaking to us. We must therefore make every effort to become more acquainted with the sound of God’s voice. If we do this, then we will truly be following in the footsteps of Jesus and on the right path in life. We must try our hardest to listen and acknowledge what He is saying to us and pray for assistance in order to obey God’s wishes in our everyday lives. As it is not possible to live an abundant life and overcome our struggles with sin without the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we must be very careful to listen to His voice and respond when He speaks. When God sees that we are willing to find out what He wants, He will help us through His Spirit and even pray on our behalf so that we can find His will and then do it.  Romans8:26-27Likewise the Spirit also helped our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself market intercession for us with groaning’s which cannot be uttered.  And he that searched the hearts know what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. By living in obedience to the Holy Spirit within us we will experience both God’s power and His comfort. Grieving the Holy Spirit: What are the consequences? Here are four consequences of grieving the Holy Spirit: Our study of the Bible will become dry and boring; We will lose the assurance of being saved and peace and comfort will be difficult to find; We will not display the fruits of the Spirit such as kindness, love and self-control; Our ability to tell right from wrong will be compromised. This is why my life have completely change because I am not pleasing man I am pleasing God. Because of the love that the Spirit of the living God had developed in me for His will and propose for not just my life but those that are impact or surround my life. By being continually filled with the Holy Spirit we can live a life under the control of the Spirit, which empowers us to live as Christ has directed us. Here are five ways that God equips us to live life in His Spirit. The Holy Spirit within us guides us through life and shows us what it means to be led by Him. The guidance of the Holy Spirit leads us to avoid and shun our selfish motives and frees us from being a slave to sin and simply trying to follow rules and laws and into a life of true inner peace and into a deeper relationship with God, our Father. The Holy Spirit empowers us. Our Father knows that it is not sufficient for us to be only shown what is right and wrong and how we should live, but God the Father and God the Son have given us God their Holy Spirit to bring us power  we have the very power of God in our lives. The Holy Spirit gives us the victory by being led by the all-powerful Spirit of Christ we can have the victory over every challenge in life. The Christian life is the life of a warrior – we are all soldiers in a battle against our natural urges and against the evil influences that try to affect us on every side. The Spirit of God gives us the victory in these battles and so we must rely on Him to win each and every time we are tempted to do anything other than the perfect will of God. The Holy Spirit teaches us. Through the illuminating ministry of the Holy Spirit each and every child of God is able to understand the Bible. The individual authors of each book of the Holy Bible were originally inspired by the Holy Spirit and it is the same Spirit that lives in every believer. We therefore do not need a special form of mystical revelation or insight in order to understand the Scriptures because this same Author lives inside us and has promised to reveal and explain what the Bible says to us. The Holy Spirit prays for us another way that the Holy Spirit counsels and comforts us is to pray on our behalf. There are often times when we do not know what or which outcome we should pray for; at other times we may be at a loss as to what words we should say. At these times we have the blessing of knowing that God Himself, through His Holy Spirit, will put what we need to pray about in our minds or make the correct prayer in our place.

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