In the Absence of Goosebumps…

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Hope you’re blessed by these words; Words of hope from various portions of Scripture to warm our hearts with the truth that we walk by faith and not by sight…

He came to Nazareth where he had been reared. As he always did on the Sabbath, he went to the meeting place. When he stood up to read, he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written,


     God’s Spirit is on me; 

He’s chosen me to preach the Message of Good News to the poor, 

     Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, 

        To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, “This is God’s year to act!”

He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the place was on him, intent.

Then he started in,

 “You’ve just heard Scripture make history.

It came true just now in this place.”(Luke 4:16-21 MSG)

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all.

The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. – Jesus (John 6:63)


So then, being filled with good courage and confident hope, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—

For we walk by faith, not by sight [Living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises] —

 2 Corinthians 6:7

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 

The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)
The above verses imply a victorious walk for we who are in Christ Jesus accessed by faith.

We fail to live this victorious life of- love, joy, peace, patience (longsuffering), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control daily because many a time we relate to God based on our feelings (moods and emotions).

Yes, God sometimes uses our feelings to relate to us but in the absence of “goosebumps” is God also absent??

Absolutely not! 

Jesus said, that which is born of flesh is flesh and that which is born of Spirit is spirit (John 3:6). 

We cannot use our 5 senses to relate  the Spirit but only FAITH.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen

For by it the people of old received their commendation.

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. (Heb11:1-3)

Without faith it is impossible to please him (God), for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Heb11:6)

Be blessed ☺

Cecil O-N.


Inspired by the Teachings of Andrew Wommack on SPIRIT, SOUL & BODY which you can also access through this link

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOER0yhdOW6B92fIWW9jil5Yfg0UeYEYu

 

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