THEME: THE HOLY SPIRIT
“And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
-The Holy Spirit is God. He forms part of the Holy Trinity, together with God the Father and God the Son. The Holy Spirit played a critical role in the ministry of Christ, having participated in His birth through virgin Mary. He also descended upon Jesus like a dove during His baptism and raised Him from the dead. We have the same hope in the Holy Spirit having Him indwelling in our hearts, that we too will be raised from the dead to eternal life at the last day. The Holy Spirit also works in the lives of believers to renew, sanctify, and make us holy. In 1 Corinthians 6:11, we see that, “But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God”. We have then been sanctified, meaning set apart as sacred, through the purification from our sin to become spiritually mature and made Christ-like by the help of the Holy Spirit. This is a daily process as we walk with God and are renewed in the mind day by day, leaving behind the old into a new creation. The Holy Spirit helps us in this process of sanctification, where we die to our old self and become all that God created us to be, free from the entanglement of sin and live victoriously through faith. The Holy Spirit is thus God with us and within us, who walks with us daily and has assured us of eternal life through faith in Christ Jesus.
Thank You God for this beautiful day that You have made, we rejoice and are glad in it. Thank You Holy Spirit for living with us and in us, we need You at every moment of our lives. Thank You for this far that You have brought us and the far that You are taking us. Take charge of our lives this whole week and guide us in the way that we should go. Be with all those who are sick and suffering, homeless and destitute, lost and without favor that You may become their ever present help in times of need. Grant all those who have not come to Your knowledge; grace upon grace so that they may enter through the Door who is Christ. Thank You for making us righteous through faith in Christ Jesus. Thank You for washing us, sanctifying us and justifying us through the washing by the blood of Jesus. Make us holy always Lord because You are Holy. Renew our minds and help us to be Christlike every day as we walk according to the Spirit and not according to the flesh. Holy Spirit You are good and Your righteousness endures forever. Thank You for Your saving grace upon our lives. Thank You for loving us and making us a new creation. Thank You for becoming the living hope in our hearts with the assurance that we have eternal life through faith in Christ Jesus. Thank You for giving us victory in all things and assuring us that death has no hold on us. Answer all our hearts desires according to merciful will. All glory, power and praise belongs to You Lord, now and forever. Amen
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