“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)
The above scripture text is apart of a larger scripture lesson on the re-birth salvation plan of God – John 3:1-17. But for the purpose of our edification, we shall only focus on verse 8.
In verse 8, Jesus uses the “wind” to demonstrate or paint a picture of the character of those who have been truly born again – born of the water and of the Spirit. In this part of his discussion with Nicodemus, he is describing the character and behavior of those born again and endowed with the Holy Spirit.
We all understand that the wind is air in motion. It is invisible. No one can see it but we can all hear it, feel it and see its effects and impact upon our environment.
This can mean that those who are born of Water and the Spirit now exist in a different dimension than those who are not. The Holy Spirit causes us to act, think, feel and perceive differently from the world. So those who are not born of the Spirit of Holiness can not discern (see) or understand (comprehend) where we come from and where we may go. They can only observe our impact on the environment as we move (blow) through. They can hear us, feel our presence, see the effects of our movement but never understand us or from whence we come.
As 1 Corinthians 2:14 says:
“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”
[Learn What God Word Says About Being Born of The Water and Of The Spirit by Visiting The Following Page: The Way of Salvation]
If you visit this page and do not follow the commands of God on how to be born again and your soul is lost, it is nobody’s fault but your.
Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:60 NKJV)
Sometimes we get angry and upset with what others are saying and doing that doesn’t represent the true Gospel of The Kingdom of God. This is only natural.
However, don’t get distracted when you see unrepentful and practicing whoremongers, fornicators, adulterers, drunkards, lesbians, homosexuals and other ungodly folks serving, preaching and Pastoring in a church or ministry.
It is their church and they can do whatever they want to in their churches.
“You go and preach the Kingdom of God!”
I know That God Is Good All Of The Time Because He Has Been Good To Me. Hallelujah!
SIZE DOESN’T MATTER
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” – Luke 21:1-4
“The Amount Doesn’t Determine the Size Of the Gift”
I have discovered that there are some folks who want to give but just don’t give because they don’t have what others have to give. However, the Word of God indicates that it is not the size of the gift but the size of the heart that gives. Every $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 or $1000 gift that is freely given into God’s Kingdom Ministry or to one of His little Storehouses, will be acknowledged by the Lord and blessed by God.
“For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.” – 2 Corinthians 8:12
“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary and gathered from the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.” – Psalm 107:1-3
HAS GOD DONE ANYTHING FOR YOU? NAME THREE THINGS THAT THE LORD HAS DONE FOR YOU.
As for me:
- God has blessed me with healing over and over and over again, more times than I can count.
- God has brought me into the presence of some might fine people. And I am privileged to call some of them friends.
- God has snatched me from the dark path of mainstream religion and damnation and brought me to the light of His Truth and salvation through Christ Jesus (Acts 2:38).
What’s your testimony? Please give three accounts of how God blessed you.
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” – Luke 18:1
Prayer doesn’t need proof, it needs practice.
“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.” – 2 Timothy 4:1-2
Most Christians attend worship services with the expectation of being spiritually inspired, emotionally stimulated and cerebrally massaged. Some attend services to be entertained. Some attend in search of personal gain or wealth. Some go to church just to be nosey while others go just to hear what’s wrong with those “other folks.”
However, the Word of God indicates that whenever we are in the presence of God’s Preached Word, we are subject to be reproved (Reprimanded for the wrong we have done), rebuked (Have our behavior criticized and corrected), exhorted (Strongly encouraged to Keep the Faith and Obey God’s Commands) and receive patient and careful instructions on how to be saved and obey the Commandments of God and live holy.
Don’t get it twisted!
Preaching is not about making God’s Word serve us but about instructing us how to serve God.
Preaching is not about making God’s Word acceptable to us but making us acceptable to God.
Preaching is not about making us feel good but about instructing us how to be good.
Preaching is not about our wants, desires, needs or ambitions but it is about God’s Eternal plan of salvation through Christ Jesus and His divine Purpose, Plan and Will for our lives.
“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom…
One evening while visiting a revival, I witnessed a minister leading prayer. After she was through praying in a sing-song, melodic and rhythmic tone of voice, she then proceeded to perform in a convulsive type movement, yelling out loud, making grunting and barking sounds like an animal – performing as if she were trying to cough up something – hunching her shoulders, jutting out her neck and widely opening her mouth while making a loud choking sound.
It was quite obvious that this unintelligible and pitiful display of animated behavior was intended to be understood as evidence of being possessed by the Holy Spirit.
Does God’s Holy Spirit manifest Himself in this way? Are there other false ways in which Satan imitates the Holy Spirit and attempts to deceive the saints? What is your experience? Please list them in your comments.
[ Please See Scripture Reference Mark 13:22.]
This Week’s Word
Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.” A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:24-29)
This Week’s Prayer
Father, it is in the name of the LORD YeHoWsHua* (Jesus Christ) we pray. Please forgive us for ever doubting you or failing to believe in your Lordship. We recognize the great sacrifice that You made for us on Calvary’s Cross and we believe!!! We acknowledge You as both LORD and God. We are overwhelmed by the magnitude of Your love for us that You would bear the penalty for our sins and endure the punishment for our transgressions. Thank You for the pain and suffering You bore for us. Please help us to honor Your sacrifice with a life of humility, devotion, praise and obedience to Your Word. Empower us with your Holy Spirit O God so that others may see the resurrected savior in us and give You Glory and Honor. In the matchless name of our Lord and savior YeHoWsHua* (Jesus the Christ) we pray, Amen.
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Footnote: *The Hebrew spelling of the name of Christ is used in this prayer for educational purposes. Yehowshua is often shorten to Yeshua but out of respect for my Lord I chose to use the spelling of His proper name to demonstrate that His name is above every name and that even the spelling of His name is relative to the spelling of The Father’s name – remembering that there were not any vowels in the Hebrew alphabets. Thus, YHWH (Yahweh) and YeHoWsHua (Yahweh is salvation) are grammatically and uniquely related. Notice the Y-H-W-H in both the Father and the Son.