Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1v7
Today I am dedicating my devotional to a dear friend and loved one that God has led me to that believes that God does not want everyone to teach, preach, or spread the good news. He only wants some to pray and not to proclaim His ways through speaking.
We are testing ourselves today with God's definition of "teach".
Matthew 28v19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, v20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Jesus tells us here our growth in these scriptures and when we are ready to teach people to obey everything He has commanded. He told the the first disciples so they could make more and so on and so on, He will be working in all of us, never leaving us till the end of age. First we will be baptized in the name of the Father meaning we will begin wanting to know Him then we will be baptized in the Son learning who Jesus is and why He came and then we will be ready to commit ourselves to Him in full surrender in faith in Him by being baptized through the Holy Spirit and then His heart becomes our heart and controls our mind. When you are baptized through the Holy Spirit you will not be able to stop talking about our Lord and Savior has he tells us, we will want too, we will be guided to through the Holy Spirit. With boldness we have ever experienced before, without fear and with great joy in who He is making us each and everyday. Paul describes the Holy Spirit while describing God's love and how it motivates us to accomplish His purpose with boldness.( Romans 12v11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.) When we are full of the Holy Spirit and received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us we will never be lacking zeal, we will always keep our spiritual fervor because we will know when we have grieved Him because He is a part of us as much as our own breath. If Jesus only prayed as well as all the prophets we would not have words to learn from. It they did not speak we would not have words to hear and to follow. We would not have words given to us to teach us how to pray. Our faith comes from hearing the word and once we hear it through the Bible or from someone else we will become that person he uses to pass on the word to others, this is the great commission we are all a part of through our own relationship with our Lord. If we are only praying we need to keep praying, but never put out the Spirit's fire in us by not obeying God's word by speaking through words and deeds about His love to others. He will give us the words to speak and He will give us the people we need to speak too. It is up to us to acknowledge His opportunities He gives us by having faith in them appearing. I promise if we have faith in Him guiding our life He will bring people that glorifies His power in you through all His power, we will excel in everything because He did. (2 Corinthians 8v7 But just as you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us- see that you also excel in this grace of giving.) When we stay close to Christ we will be doing as He did and still does through us. When we recognize who Jesus is we know He prayed often, He spoke often, He healed through touch, speech and prayer and He gave Himself to save us. We know this because He is within us that is why we know He will never leave us, we feel and know His presence everyday of our lives, until the end of the age. This is who we are for all people, because it is not us, It is Him working through us. (Read Acts 18v18 - 19v12)I love everyone with the love Christ gives me for you!