Good afternoon! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of life.
Job 33v4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Job thought He was innocent and living the way God wanted Him too but it was through His own works and through His own pride that He was being all He was. The Spirit of God works through people, the Bible and all things that He has made to make you aware of who He is. The Holy Spirit of God we can only receive through denying ourselves, and having Faith in receiving all we receiving. We can not receive Him while we are still creating in us who God wants us to be. He will not share with you or anyone else before himself. The proof of us getting in the way will show up in our own character and our own choices that we make. As long as we do not recognize Him in all our ways we can be going in all kinds of directions. We may not realize it like Job until God brings someone in our life to remind us, like God did for Job through Elihu. We have been given many resources God uses to here His word through. People, the Bible, and all other things God has created we can receive life through the Holy Spirit from. We can here God through anything He has created, faith comes through hearing the word of God. We are made of the body, Spirit and Soul. The Holy Spirit gives life to our mortal bodies. We get to live out our lives with the Holy Spirit living in us, not for a minute, or a day, but through out our lives!! Thank you Jesus! So we get to receive power for our bodies everyday as long as we are living in accordance with the Spirit we will always be guided by it. (Romans 8v11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who lives in you.) If you live according to the Spirit and fill up the Spirit with what it desires your body will receive life! We know if we are living through the Spirit the Spirit desires the word, fellowship and worshipping with other brothers and sisters that are doing the will of God, worshipping Him through all our words and deeds because we love Him, and denying ourselves and everything that can separate us from doing His will not our will in our lives everyday. If we are living by the Holy Spirit we will be noticing we are not sick any longer, we have been redeemed and made whole in our body, Soul, and Spirit. All parts of us have been given life, here on earth His life shows through us because our life has changed by His power because of our FAITH in Him can not be shaken.( Proverbs 8v35 For who ever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. v36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.) What are we receiving from God? Life or death? Are we experiencing a new life living inside us? Is our life changing by receiving favor from the Lord? Is other people changing around us and their lives changing?