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HAVEN TODAY

  08.21.12 Tuesday

GOD THE SPIRIT IS WITH ME

God wants to be known for who he is, not who we imagine him to be. This is one of the reasons he gives us different names to know him by. One of the earliest names given is “The Spirit of God.”

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PLANNED, PURCHASED, AND PERSONALIZED

Although it is impossible to adequately explain the Trinity, God is a triune Being.  God exists in three Persons:  The Father, His only begotten Son Jesus, and The Holy Spirit.  This can be clearly seen from the following passages, as well as from many others. 

*  “And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him:  and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased'” (Mt. 3:16-17). 
*  “Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of The Father, and of The Son, and of The Holy Ghost” (Mt. 28:19). 
*  “But the Comforter, who is The Holy Spirit, whom The Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said unto you” (Jn. 16:26).
*  “That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the Gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by The Holy Ghost” (Rom. 15:16).
*  “Now I beseech you, brethren, for The Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of The Spirit that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me” (Rom. 15:30).
*  “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit . . . And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord . . . And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God who worketh all in all” (1 Cor. 12:4-6).
*  “Now He who establisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God . . . who hath also sealed us and given the earnest of The Spirit in our hearts” (2 Cor. 1:21-22).

Believing that God is a triune Being is extremely important. 

First, to believe any other way is to deny the One True God, and worship a god of man-made religion.

Second, Creation involved all three Persons:

The Father planned it (Gen. 1:26),

The Son did the work (Jn. 1:1-3, Col. 1:16), and

The Holy Spirit, the Breath of God (ruwach in Hebrew; pneuma in Greek), was the source of life (Gen. 1:2; 2:7). 

Third, Salvation of fallen man is the work of all three Persons: 

The Father sent His only begotten Son (Jn. 3:16; Eph. 1:3-5),

Jesus purchased our salvation (1 Pet. 1:18-19), and

The Holy Spirit convicts us and is the source of the new birth (Jn. 3:3-8; 16:7-14).

If you are born again, you can thank The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit!

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O’ Church Arise

 Last Sunday we had a glorious day of fellowship and sang this at church. I love the lyrics…

O’ Church Arise

 

O Church Arise and put your armour on
Hear the call of Christ our Captain
For now the weak can say that they are strong
In the strength that God has given
With shield of faith and belt of truth
We’ll stand against the devil’s lies
An army bold whose battle-cry is Love
Reaching out to those in darkness.

 

Our call to war to love the captive soul
But to rage against the captor
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole
We will fight with faith and valour
When faced with trials on every side
We know the outcome is secure
And Christ will have the prize for which He died
An inheritance of nations.

 

Come see the cross where love and mercy meet
As the Son of God is stricken
Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet
For the Conqueror has risen
And as the stone is rolled away
And Christ emerges from the grave
This victory march continues till the day
Every eye and heart shall see Him.

 

So Spirit come put strength in every stride
Give grace for every hurdle
That we may run with faith to win the prize
Of a servant good and faithful
As saints of old still line the way
Retelling triumphs of His grace
We hear their calls and hunger for the day
When with Christ we stand in glory.

  I especially like what you see emboldened, the lyrics just touched my heart.

O Church Arise – Keith & Kristyn Getty


Hope you have a peaceful day of worship and rest!

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