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Matthew 6:19-21  Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 

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Monday, May 13, 2019


Psalms 43:3  O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 4  Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.


To be a Spirit-filled Christian we must first be born-again.  It is impossible to fulfill the characteristics of a Spirit-filled Christian without first being saved.  Being Spirit-filled means we will yearn after God and Godly things.  Our lifestyle will prove the truth of the Lord, His plan, His power and His provisions.  We saw in our previous study that our attendance life will be a sign of whether we are Spirit-filled.  Another true sign is our altar life.  The scriptures teach us to pray without ceasing.  This means we should be in constant commune with the Lord.  It does not mean we live 24-7 with our head bowed and positioned on our knees, but it does mean that we can be in conversation with the Lord in a moment.  Our text verses for today remind us of the enlightenment we receive from constant commune with the Lord.  A close relationship with the Lord will deliver to us light and truth.  These two privileges will lead us into glorious places in the powerful presence of God.  They will also protect us in warning us of situations we must avoid in order to stay spiritual.  So, to lead a Spirit-filled life we must have an active and well maintained altar life.  We will have an active private altar life and we will have an active public altar life.  The scriptures are clear on leading us to pray privately.  Daily and constantly seek the Lord in prayer.  But we also see much power experienced in public prayer.  Paul and Silas prayed publicly and the prison released them and many were saved.  There are many instances where the saved publicly prayed and miracles were experienced.  There is something very special about the child of God praying in public.  Whether it is praying out loud as a group or quietly kneeling in the church altar during a worship service, it is powerful and persuades our spirit.  Private praying proves our personal relationship status with God.  Public praying humbles our flesh.  It is a public display of our submissiveness before the Lord.   It is a time of giving Him all the glory, admitting that we are nothing without Him, and publicly showing that we are surrendering our needs to Him.  Public praying forces our flesh to submit to our spirit.  I do realize that the Pharisees use public praying to be seen, but we all know these as they plainly are revealed in their pride.  We are discussing the true Christian’s private and public prayer life.  If you do not have a private prayer life, are you even saved??  If you refuse a public prayer life then most likely you are overcome with fleshly pride.  Matthew 26:41 - Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.  Romans 8:26 - Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  Matthew 6:6 - But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.  Matthew 6:7 - But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.  Luke 11:9 - And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  Jeremiah 33:3 - Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.  How is your altar life?  Does it show that you are a Spirit-filled Christian?

 


Tuesday, May 14, 2019


1Corinthians 10:31  Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.


He is worthy of praise!  Without Him we are nothing and have nothing.  He is our everything.  All glory to the Lord Jesus!  Our verse reminds us that every action of our life should give Him glory.  I am ashamed to say that my life needs adjustments in this area.  We all need regular reminders to adjust our lifestyle to give Him honor.  A true sign of a Spirit-filled Christian is shown in their acknowledging life.  They will honor Him with every opportunity.  They will give Him praise for their blessings as well as the troubles and trials.  You see, the Spirit-filled Christian is convinced in faith that the Lord is sovereign in all His works and ways.  Nothing happens unless the Lord allows or initiates.  We, as humans, do not have the ability or knowledge to comprehend the eternal works of God.  We only think and react from a temporary mind frame.  We don’t have the brain cells to understand eternity.  Stop and try to comprehend living in Heaven forever without end.  My friend, our brain energy cannot reach the vastness of eternity.  Knowing this, we live by faith in our sovereign and almighty God.  He is King and Creator.  He is the Alpha and Omega.  He will start what He wishes and stop what He wishes.  He is GOD!  But in our human flesh we have a trip hazard.  The carnal human seeks to overcome God.  As the flesh side of us is not saved, it seeks to subconsciously to rebel against God.  This is where we fight the weakness of pride and self-righteousness.  Romans 12:3 - For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.  Proverbs 8:13 - The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.  1Peter 4:11  If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.  Are you acknowledging the Lord in all?  He is God.  He is sovereignly in control.  Our giving Him the glory is a sign whether we are a Spirit-filled Christian.  Amen.



Wednesday, May 15, 2019


1Peter 1:5  Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:


We have been studying for several days about true signs that prove a Spirit-filled Christian.  A true Spirit-filled Christian will have a yearning appetite for the Lord Jesus.  Our attendance life, our altar life and our acknowledging life are also true signs of the Spirit-filled Christian.  Today, we see that another true sign is shown in our actions among trials and troubles.  Notice verse 5 must be soaked into our spirit first and foremost.  The saved are kept by the power of God through faith.  Our Spirit-filled life is strong consolation in times of trouble.  None of us enjoy these times.  No one invites trials into their life.  We naturally do all we can to avoid them.  But an assigned trial cannot be avoided.  They are for our good.  Romans 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  In the spiritual world we must understand that these troubles are precious. They are priceless.  They are providential.  It is in these times we grow in the grace He has so mercifully provided for our life.  He never said we have to like trials, but He does assure us that they are not to harm us or hurt us.  They are for good.  I know we cannot seem to see the good in these times and we cannot understand how this is not going to hurt us, but God’s Word is true.  His promises are firmly set.  My friend, in time of trials and troubles we must fight against the negative and have faith in His Word.  We must acknowledge His omniscience and omnipotence.  Our actions among trouble proves whether or not we are a Spirit-filled Christian.  Dear Lord increase our faith and supply the grace we need to be filled with your Spirit today and every day.  Amen.

  


Thursday, May 16, 2019


Ephesians 4:31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:


There are character traits that prove if we are a Spirit-filled Christian or not.  Over the past few days we have studied several of these.  Our verse for today mentions one that will tell on us all.  This verse calls for daily adjustment, especially if you deal with people on a daily basis.  How we handle animosity proves if we are a true Spirit-filled Christian.  Our verse warns us of this corrosive sin.  We must repent often of this damaging condition.  Strife is a dangerous thing to harbor in our hearts.  This is a poison that hurts us more than the one that has offended us.  And if we dwell on it, it grows and grows until it ingulfs our heart with sin.  Strife will strangle the precious life right out of our spirit.  This sin will suffocate us of the Spirit’s presence in our life.  The verse that immediately precedes our text warns us of this very thing;  Ephesians 4:30  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  Job even gave us a stern warning against animosity.  He, of all people, had reasons to allow animosity to build in his heart.  His friends came by and railed on him in the hottest part of his trials.  But Job said this in Job 5:2;  For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.  My friend, I do realize it is hard to swallow when someone emotionally stabs us, but we must forgive and move on.  Dwelling on it will not fix the damage done.  Moving on is easier for some of us more than others.  If you have a high-strung personality then you will have to pray for much grace and mercy to survive an offense.  We must force the offense to work for our good.  How??  Instead of allowing the offense to breed animosity in our heart we can forgive and move on allowing the experience to build our wisdom.  Have you ever noticed how wise most 80 year old’s are?  This wisdom was not born in them.  It came by many decades of situations and circumstances.  Dear friend, to be considered Spirit-filled we must control our animosity and not allow the angry flesh to make our decisions.  Amen.


 

Friday, May 17, 2019


Matthew 24:36  But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.


Another true sign of a Spirit-filled Christian will be their anticipation for the rapture.  They will be filled with excitement in knowing that any moment could transport us to the eternal world of glory.  The scripture speaks of this transformation taking place in a moment.  It compares this speed lift to the twinkling of an eye.  We are promised, as the saved, that we will be rescued from the time of tribulation judgment.  After the saved are removed from this earth, there will be years of great turmoil and misery.  The good news is that we are not going to have to endure this terrible time.  We will be in Heaven with the Lord Jesus.  We will be attending a great wedding with a reception supper.  Oh dear friend, I am excited!  Maybe today will be the day!  The Spirit-filled child of God will be overwhelmed with continual anticipation that the rapture could be at any given moment.  Our verse for today reminds us that no one knows the exact day.  We can study His Word and know it is upon us, but we do not know the day or date. But the Lord knows!  I am sure our Lord is excited with anticipation as He knows the exact moment the trumpet will sound for His children.  1 Corinthians 15:51  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  Matthew 25:13  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.  Have you ever had someone tell you they were ready to go but didn’t want to go today?  Well, what they really meant was that they were not sure they were ready to go.  My friend, if you are saved to the uttermost and know it well deep down in your soul, then you are ready right NOW!  This very moment would not be too soon. Hallelujah!  Are you anticipating the rapture today?  Right now?  Are you so excited that you can hardly wait?  If you can answer yes to those questions then you just might be a Spirit-filled Christian.  Even so come Lord Jesus!  Amen.




For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God
Eph 2:8.

 
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