Family is the foundation of the church. Fully Satisfied Manifesto
I feel like I should clarify:
Holy Spirit is here and enjoys being with me.Fully Satisfied Manifesto
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
This is our faith. This is our tether. This is our bedrock.
The Holy Spirit is the extravagant Administrator of the salvation of Jesus Christ; he gushes forth in our midst like an artesian well.
(An artesian well is a well sunk through solid strata of sedimentary rock into strata from an area of a higher altitude than that of the well, so that there is sufficient pressure to force water to flow upwards. From the French word, artesian, referring to the old French province Artois, where such wells were common. In John 7:37-39, John records how Jesus witnessed the eighth day, the great and final day of the Feast of Tabernacles, when, according to custom, the High Priest would draw water from the Pool of Siloam with a golden jar, mix the water with wine, and then pour it over the altar while the people would sing with great joy from Psalm 118:25-26, and also Isaiah 12:3; “Therefore with joy shall we draw water from the wells of salvation!” Then, Jesus, knowing that he is the completeness of every prophetic picture and promise, cried out with a loud voice: “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink! If you believe that I am what the scriptures are all about, you will discover that you are what I am all about, and rivers of living waters will gush from your innermost being!” See Rom 5:5)
Titus 3:6 Mirror
I love this translation of this passage.
The picture of Holy Spirit being a gushing well paints the picture that you can’t control His flow. It also shows that there’s no work involved in getting Him to produce Jesus’ salvation. He gives it liberally and continually.
So, what are we supposed to do now that we know this? Let him administrate extravagantly and gush salvation all over us! We get to be the recipient of this glorious salvation!
We have both the joy of Jesus and the joy of the Holy Spirit. Did you get that? We have been given a double anointing for joy!
Jesus was not a recluse. He performed His first miracle at a wedding when He changed water into wine. He was so full of life that His enemies called Him a wine-bibber and a glutton.
The joy of Jesus is not a joy that comes and goes; it is constant. Jesus says, “that this joy will remain in you.” We will all have down times, but Bible says in Isaiah 61:3 that God gives us the oil of joy for mourning. That means in the time of sadness, in the time of brokenheartedness, God pours in the oil of His joy.
Now I’m coming to you and I say these things while I’m in the world so that they can share completely in my joy.
Supreme joy is God’s nature and character! We see proof everywhere in God’s creation—birds singing, animals leaping, flowers blooming, brooks babbling and the sun shining! God “gives us richly all things to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17).
Since God is exceedingly joyful, His servants should also be joyful! Sadly, many who claim to be His disciples are harsh, sour and gloomy. But take note of Luke’s description of true disciples: “And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit”
Holy Spirit is a tree of life, producing life-giving fruit. That fruit includes great joy.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this.
O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the
earth[1.And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings Acts 17:26], and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those
who are far off and to those who are near[2.And He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. Ephesians 2:17]: Grant that people
everywhere may seek after you and find you, bring the nations
into your fold, pour out your Spirit upon all flesh, and hasten
the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever.
“We are saved by God from God through God to God for God. The idea of our salvation is the Father’s; the work of our salvation is the Son’s; the dispensing of our salvation is the Spirit’s. So that in all things God will get the glory.”
– Jared Wilson, Gospel Deeps: Reveling in the Excellencies of Jesus
It’s single-handedly God.
While I may not completely agree with the exact wording and thought process as Mr. Wilson, I do 100% agree that salvation is ALL God.
What do you believe? This is a valid question. This is what all Christians should believe!
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