I am sealed with the Holy Spirit...
Ephesians 1:13,14 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory..
Pastor Jack Graham
January 7, 2010
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
“Are there struggles and sins that plague your life? Is there a bondage that you find impossible to escape?
“Well, in our own strength, it is impossible for us to overcome those things that bind us! But Jesus has given you and me a way to experience victory in every area of our lives! When we give the Holy Spirit command of our lives, we begin to experience His transformational power.
“The Holy Spirit gives you the strength to overcome. You will find strength in the midst of struggles, renewed joy and fellowship in Christ, and a passion for sharing the Gospel. And when you witness for Jesus, you will speak with His spiritual power, authority, and anointing!
“Isn’t this the kind of Christian life you want? Well, it can be yours! This is the gift of the Holy Spirit living in you! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you overcome the sins and things that have you in bondage and help you live in victory. That’s when transformation will be within your grasp!
“Start winning life’s big battles! Give the Spirit of God command of your life… and be transformed!”
God has set us aside – marking us with the Holy Spirit – letting ever prince and principality know that we no longer belong to them – but to HIM! That doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to have to continue to fight off our old nature – the sins that so easily beset us – and the attacks of the enemy. It DOES mean that we have the power within us to fight – and more importantly, to WIN! We will struggle every day of our life to be conformed into the image of Jesus – but the Holy Spirit is a deposit – a promise – that the price has been fully paid, and a day is coming when the struggle will be over! And all because a child was born in a manger….
Sharon Pearce, Director
Silent Voices International
355 K Street, Suite H
Chula Vista, CA 91911