God’s Second Choice

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13)

We are going to have to learn how to stand if we are going to successfully fulfill the plan of God for our lives. If we do not learn this then there will always be an excuse for why we cannot stand or why we compromised. Each of us must ask ourselves the question of whether we are willing to drive a stake into the ground and declare that nothing less than the fullness of God’s plan will more us. God is not going to make this choice for us. He gave us a free will and we are the only ones who can make that decision.

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The Dangers of Compromise

Saul was the first king of Israel. The plan of God was for his kingdom to continue through his descendants. In 1 Samuel 13 is an account of a situation that occurred in the second year of Saul’s reign. The Philistines were attacking the kingdom and the prophet Samuel arranged to meet the king on a specific day and time to offer the burnt offering. The prophet was delayed and Saul chose not to wait. He offered the sacrifice which was a duty reserved solely for the priesthood. His impatience ended up costing him the entire kingdom!

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The Holy Spirit Is Our Comforter

 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14:16-17)

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The Holy Spirit Represents Jesus

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (Romans 8:14)

The word translated “sons” in Romans 8:14 does not equate to our English word “child”. It is the Greek word “huios” which is referencing a “person who shares the same nature as”. Christians share the same nature as God and can turn to the Holy Spirit for direction in every area of life. Sons of God should be growing in the things of the Spirit. We should expect to be led by the Spirit of God but if we do not recognize Him as a person who is God then we will not be able to recognize His leadings.

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