In John 16:4-10, Jesus told the disciples he would soon be taken, but the Holy Spirit would then come along side as a helper, comforter and friend. Because they treasured their life in this world above the life Jesus had provided for them, they were blind to the truth that would have so helped them! Our hunger for life in this world leaves us blind to the deeper realities of life in the Spirit and we go through life poor, blind and needlessly sad. Find out how we miss spiritual opportunities, and how to capitalize on them.
When we pray for others, we have influence far beyond our own abilities. God is a prayer hearing, prayer answering God. Are your prayers answered? Visibly, credibly answered? If not, find out how to have this kind of a prayer life in this message.
John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
16:1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
The world always has, and always will hate those who live a distinctly Christian life. How can we be the person God wants us to be, without becoming offended by the worlds hatred?
In this encompassing message, we consider a believers needs for humility and a disdain for self promotion if they are going to be what God wants them to be in this world.
God promises special protection to the believer who dwells in the secret place of the Almighty; they will dwell in His shadow as they do so. Those who dwell in intimate communion with God will be kept from the traps and nuisances that characterize the lives of too many people. To be free from debilitating fear and a life of frustration, learn the precious truth in this psalm!