October 1, 2009, "What are you doing with what you hear?"

Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Criswell

"So whoever cleanses himself [from what is not noble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, set apart and useful to the Master, fit and ready for any good work."
~ II Timothy 2:21 ~

"You can't be used."
This is a lie. Drive that lie out with the Mighty Name of Jesus.

"Your past is way too dirty and tainted for you to ever be used."
LIE! I am reminded of many people that have been utilized so powerfully by God. Throughout the Bible, there were many with tainted reputations, probably some even wore the 'Scarlett Letter', some convicted of murder, some were adulterers, some were prostitutes, some were cowards, the list goes on..remember the truth when that lie tries to stick it's ugly head up against you. Bring it's ugly head down with the TRUTH...the NAME OF JESUS!!!!!

"You don't know enough about the promises, there's too much to learn in too little time."
That's a lie that the Name of Jesus drives out...for He is the Word, the Holy Spirit is our promise and what Jesus walked in while on this earth, He revealed what Father God wants upon each of our lives!

While Jesus was on the earth...
Did Jesus drive out sickness and disease? Yes
Did Jesus drive out the demon spirits? Yes
Did Jesus heal the lepers? Yes
Did Jesus touch and speak to the blind so that they would see? Yes
Did Jesus raise the dead to life? Yes
Did Jesus walk in love? Yes
Did he stone the woman who was caught in the very act of adultery? NO, however Jesus could have stoned her. He was the only One who had the 'right'. Thank God He didn't hold onto His 'right' to stone her, He held onto the PROMISE of HIS FATHER! He was the only One without sin who could have cast the first stone...BUT He did not do it! He in loving compassion embraced her with God's righteousness and told her to go about her life and sin no more.

Did he shun the 'lost causes'? No. He being the Word, saw with Faith what they were to become..which was much more victorious than all the sin they had ever been partakers of.

I love in Matthew 4:23-24, it states that He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every weakness and infirmity among the people. It also states throughout the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) that before He did those things he was moved with compassion! Compassion came first and it was His motivation to do what the people so desperately needed.

So the Kingdom of God that Jesus taught and preached shows us what the results are of the Kingdom of God!
~ Reveals the Healing of bodies, minds and spirit from diseases, weaknesses and
infirmities. For He is Healer, Almighty Physician and Counselor.
~ Reveals the Compassion of God, for He is Compassion.
~ Reveals the merciful forgiveness of God, for He is Forgiver.
~ Reveals the Lavish love of God over people, for He is Love.

I pray you are encouraged today by our Almighty, Majestic, Holy, Powerful God! Be encouraged and read the Gospel of John...read the great power that Jesus walked in with God's great love and compassion. What is revealed in this is that the Holy Spirit reveals what Jesus has already done, and He wants and desires to do that through our lives. Will we allow Him?

God bless you today as you bless others and show forth His love as you are led by His compassion...whether WE feel like it or not. That's what FAITH is in action!

If you have not accepted Christ as Your Lord and Savior, He is in loving pursuit of you. Say, "Yes" to Salvation, Who is Jesus Christ. He promises You the Holy Spirit to come in and renew your spirit, which is why it is called being 'born again'. Once you enter the threshold by way of Salvation, then You will see all the promises of God that are before You. Obedience is key. It is not by sacrifice, or by penance, it is by obedience. Sometimes we don't have the 'will power' to obey, but through the mighty help of the Spirit from within, as we allow the Holy Spirit to assist us, we will be able to do things, we could never imagine because of Him through us. Instead of yielding to fears and doubts, it is about yielding to the Holy Spirit and watch what only He can do through you...you'll be amazed!

Believe with your heart as you accept Jesus Christ as Your Lord and Savior, revealed by the Holy Spirit:
"Father God, in the Name of Jesus I say 'Thank You' for sending Jesus to die on the cross to do Your will on my behalf. Thank You for removing the burden of sin and eternal death and for replacing it with Your burden that is light and eternal life. I know that it is ONLY by Jesus Christ that I can come to You. Thank You that your powerful resurrection is what raised Jesus Christ from the dead; as death, hell and the grave could not hold Jesus down. Lord, I want and need You to be my Savior. I may have been a good person all my life, but I know now that being a good person is not good enough. You complete me and fill me with Your Holy Spirit's power. Thank You for coming into my life and allowing me to enter the threshold of salvation. Lord, I surrender to You. I don't commit, but I surrender. Thank You for utilizing me as I am willing by your help and power so that I may be a vessel of honor, set apart and useful for You God prepared for every good work. Thank You for saving me and rescuing me from sin and from myself. In Jesus Mighty, Majestic, Powerful Name I pray. Amen"

If you have prayed this and believed in your heart please know that heaven rejoices over your salvation! God bless you today and please email me or someone you know that you accepted Triumphant Victory by way of Salvation through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Wooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! I rejoice with you!


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