1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Luke 3:21-22 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
Primary to ones walk with God is the cleansing baptism by water for the remission of our sins. John who was called by God (My Messenger), Preached of the coming Lord and the Baptism of repentance and the subsequent forgiveness of sins. John taught the people of Judea and all of the region of the Jordan the process, meaning and blessed hope of the coming Lord and Messiah Yahshua (Jesus) Christ.
Mark 1:1-5 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
Led by the Spirit
Galatians 5:16-18 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
After our Baptism by water and receiving Yahshua (Jesus) as our Savior, we begin the long path and process of Sanctification in our search for Holiness and complete acceptance of His Lordship in our daily life. We accomplish this by His undeserved Grace as we grow in Faith in our daily walk with Our God and Father. After many trials and tribulations, we come to the point of Yahweh God’s Preeminence of every area of our lives, completely surrendering to His Lordship. During this process we grow in Knowledge, Wisdom and understanding of His Love and Mercy every step of our path.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Colossians 1:13-20 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
God created everything and everyone for Him and His purpose, In His image and not ours. What we imagine as important and what we honor in the natural world, Is yet dross (Worthless) to our Lord and Savior.
Born of the Spirit
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
When our Lord Yahshua (Jesus) came on the scene He taught that; not only should a man be born again by the water of repentance and forgiveness, But Through the baptism of God’s very own Holy Spirit. Jesus taught we should be born again, not by the flesh as when we first entered this world, but by His Spirit and Power. This Spiritual rebirth would allow us to enter into the kingdom of God and complete our mission and purpose in Christ.
John 3:5-8 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
1 Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Acts 2:1-4 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Walking in Power
Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Acts 8:19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
Only in the Power of the Holy Spirit do we edify the body of Christ and are we fully prepared to be His witness, fully operational in our gifts and our assigned offices in the Army Of God. Only through this new birth manifested by His Holy Spirit, can we one day hope to inherit the kingdom of God and our Lord and Savior, Yahshua (Jesus) Christ.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 9:1-2 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. Luke 10:19-20 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Living in the gifts
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Every Follower of Christ has gifts of one kind or the other. There are also many diverse ways we operate in these gifts, According to Gods Will and purpose in our lives. God created us for His purpose and use. The gifts He has given us complement us and match our personalities and the individual desires He has given us.
1 Corinthians 12:4-12 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
Yahweh God also has created administrative positions or offices, for the work of the ministry and the edification of the His body. This is a Five Fold Ministry and these offices that make up the core leadership of the Body of Christ. All of these offices are fully functioning and will continue, Until we all are unified in our faith and beliefs in the Body of Christ. Only at the return of Christ is the above statement made complete, the fullness of Christ will not happen until He returns for us, His bride. The Perfection of man to the nature, stature and fullness of CHRIST, will not happen until we are fully quickened into our Spiritual Bodies at His final return.
At the present time there are multiple denominations and Doctrines being taught throughout the world, prior to His coming our path will be made clear. The Gospel of the Spirit of God as promised will be taught throughout the entire world. It’s truth will set the captives free, Allowing all of Gods children to hear the truth and love of Yahweh God. All His children will have a chance to accept the doctrine of the Apostles and Prophets of Christ, And be released from the bondage and corruption of Satan, to the Glory and liberty of His Manifest Sons and Daughters.
Ephesians 4:10-16 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Romans 8:18-21 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Amen
1 Corinthians 15:45-57 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord. Amen
Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
Amen, Amen, Amen
Matthew W Conway
Redeemed son and servant of Yahweh
March 17, 2017