by: Mountainside Admin
What the Bible says to us.
It says the Shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for the things they had seen and heard which were just as they had been told. Luke 2:20 How were these things? Just as they have been told. Just as God said they would be. There was no change; everything was exactly as God told them. Jesus sent a few of this apostles ahead and said when you enter the next village you will find a colt tied which no one has ever ridden. Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as He had told them. Luke 19:30-32 There was no change or variation. God had not lied to them: everything was just as He had told them.
- That's the confidence you can have in the Bible.
- That's the confidence you can have in God.
If He will carry out these minute details, you know He’s going to carry out the big ones. It's going to be just as we have been told. I submit to you that God supernaturally backs up His word, and you’re going to find everything in this word just as He said.
If you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will God give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him. Luke 11:13He said: Tarry in Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high. Acts 1:4 When you shall receive the Holy Ghost, when the Holy Ghost comes you will receive power. People need to realize that if we just simply ask He says He will give us the Holy Ghost. He uses this terminology; “You are evil people, you do things wrong and yet you know to do good to your children in spite of you being evil. How much more will I, who am not evil give the Holy Ghost to anyone who asks Me. I'll give you power to serve the Living God. I’ll cause you to know Me in the present time.” You'll hold your home together, you’ll love your spouse, you’ll love your parents, you’ll love your children, you’ll do what's right. This Holy Ghost empowers you, he leads you into all truth, awakens you to truth. If you can experience that then you know what He said is going to be just as He said.
He gave some to be prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to prepare God's people for works of service. Ephesians 4:11-13
Can we serve God in the church? Do we find this just as He said if we pursue it? Yes, we will find it just as He said. He’ll make the least of us something in His house so that the body of Christ may be built up until we reach unity in the faith. A present and future promise to the church is reaching unity in the faith. We don't have unity right now. Everybody's got their own opinions, their own ideas and everybody thinks they’re right. The unity of the faith is what He taught for us to believe, not what we want to believe.
Everything is going to be just as He said.I can have the Holy Spirit now. I can get into unity of the faith. If you ask for the Holy Ghost He's going to give it to you. If you ask Him to bless you in your home and your relationship He's going to give it to you. And because of the things you can experience now you're going to know the future is also going to be just as He said.