Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Holy Life

Many things have happened since I began writing in this blog. I have come through many challenges and experienced life in an entire new way.  Recently my largest obstacle on the journey (that really feels like a mountain) is the decision to live a holy life. Up until this point in my journey I have had one foot in the world and one in the Kingdom of Heaven. I was continually living in sin, going to church, "doing my best". But that is not enough. It is one thing to know about Jesus, its another to know him!  I have also realized that our best efforts will never be good enough for God. Which is why Jesus had to come with his merciful grace. God has to do the work and our job is to allow him to do it! 

I have learned that living a holy life is not about the fanfare, its not about elite-ism, its not about wearing it on your sleeve. It is about humbly allowing God to purge your life from all the unholy situations, spaces, people, and events. It is humbly coming to God with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. (Psalm 51:17) It is literally allowing him to slay the natural man within! (Colossians 3:5) When I asked God please remove from me what needs to be removed, I had no idea the sanctification process that would take place. (1 Peter 1:13-16) 

In the last couple months, God has given me the baptism of the Holy Spirit. He has adopted me as his new creation and he is still molding me and shaping me. (John 15:2) He is carving out the dark and filling it with light. He knew that my works were not enough. (Isaiah 64:6) The process is still not done and will never be in this life. However my life style of Sin had to change! In these dark and confusing times; living a holy life is essential to being prepared before the rapture, and the coming of Jesus Christ for the second and last time.

God took a sinner, and called me a son. But more importantly; He can do that for anyone who gets in his word and actually reads the bible!  If you allow him to teach you, by reading the word of God; He can literally change you! The bible says that when we kill the natural man, we die and rise in Christ; we are a new creation! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."  My life has changed! I am NOT the same person that I was even a month ago! Jesus has taken my situation, my addiction, my life, and redeemed it! God has poured his Holy Anointing on my life, my cup is overflowing! (Mark 6:13, Psalm 23:5, 2 Kings:1-7)

This is the promise of the bible. This is the promise of God for the salvation of his people. The bible ALONE can save! There is no other book, no other teaching, no other gospel, that is vital for salvation. 

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