Tag: Sin

Works of the Flesh and the Fruit of the Spirit – Part 2

Justin Edwards 90x115by Justin Edwards

In Part 1 of Works of the Flesh and the Fruit of the Spirit it was mentioned that the Bible gives us information that describes what a born again Christian looks like as well as what an unbeliever looks like, whether that means there is no profession of faith or a false profession. When one puts their faith in Jesus Christ and God saves them from their sins, God changes them from the inside out. Hebrews 10:14 tells us those who have been purchased by the blood of Christ are being made holy, or are being sanctified:

For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.

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“I Indeed . . . But He”

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

I indeed baptize you with water . . . but He . . . will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire —Matthew 3:11

Have I ever come to the point in my life where I can say, “I indeed . . . but He . . .”? Until that moment comes, I will never know what the baptism of the Holy Spirit means. I indeed am at the end, and I cannot do anything more— but He begins right there— He does the things that no one else can ever do. Am I prepared for His coming? Jesus cannot come and do His work in me as long as there is anything blocking the way, whether it is something good or bad. When He comes to me, am I prepared for Him to drag every wrong thing I have ever done into the light? That is exactly where He comes. Wherever I know I am unclean is where He will put His feet and stand, and wherever I think I am clean is where He will remove His feet and walk away.