This Study Guide will host articles that will help you along Your Spiritual JOURNEY.
The articles will include Suggestions, Tips, Ideas, Recommendations, Inspiration, Admonition, Exhortations, Motivation and Edification for Readiness of Your Mind Regenerated and Fortified with the Mind of JESUS the CHRIST. This Blog will present Articles to help keep you growing strong in Your Spiritual Journey.
Rom_15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Php_2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
1Co_2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
If you are reading this article you probably have already completed the >> 10 Steps to Becoming a Disciple Blog << and the Blog >> Your Spirit << which gives details about the Experience of Being >> Born Again << of the >> HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT << as a Disciple of CHRIST JESUS after Baptism into >> the Body of CHRIST <<
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If you have not already read about the >> HOLY GHOST/HOLY SPIRIT, << its Spiritual Gifts and Spiritual Fruits, that Empower you during your Spiritual Journey, you really Need to Browse to the Articles by using the above Links.
You need to Perceive the Concept of the HOLY GHOST/HOLY SPIRIT to Understand the Spiritual Realm and how it Operates and how it affects our Lives. Many People think of Humans Beings as a Body with a Soul.
Gen_2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
In Reality we are Souls with a Material Body which we use as a Physical Vehicle to Operate in the Physical Dimension with the five known Senses. The Physical Dimension is Populated by Two Kingdoms. The Seed of the Woman and the Seed of the Serpent, the People of the Light in Obedience to YHVH and the People of Darkness and Disobedience. YHVH Calls HIS People out of the Darkness of the World and Translates them into the Kingdom of HIS SON.
Col_1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Act_26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
The Holy Powers always Prevail but the Evil Powers do not rest. You need to be Vigilant in your Spiritual Walk against Deceit, Delusion and Deception Propagated by the Adversary of Mankind who like a roaring Lion goes about seeking whom he may devour. Note the Scripture uses the word may devour not can devour which grammatically states he does not have absolute power. May devour connotes permissive ability whereas can devour connotes one’s own ability. If a Disciple is not Vigilant and is ill prepared and does not wear his Armor he is allowing the Adversary an opportunity to Attack and Destroy which is the Adversary’s Ultimate Goal. Remember he is the Father of Lies and a Murderer.
1Pe_5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Col_1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Col_2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
The Blog >> Your Spirit << gives details and Explanations about the Spiritual Realm and shows how GOD Works with and Protects the Disciple/Believer through the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT as the Disciple/Believer travels on their Spiritual Journey. You also Need the Spiritual Armor to fight against the forces in Spiritual Warfare in Spiritual Battles because we fight not with Flesh and Blood but against Spiritual principalities, against powers, and against the rulers of the darkness of this world.
Rom_13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
2Co_6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
There are many Blogs in the >> CHRISTOLOGY SERIES << with a lot of information and Helpful Guides as you Accomplish Your Endeavors. See the link for a >> Overview of each Blog. <<
The following information presents a few Pointers to keep your Conversion fresh and your Spirit Functioning at its best, Nourishing the Incorruptible ->GOD Seed<- within you helping it to Grow, Develop and Bloom into a Mighty Spirit, strongly >> Partaking of the Divine Nature << of GOD every moment, Being the Disciple/Believer of GOD that HE Desires you to be and able to Worship YHVH as HE wants to be Worshipped which is in Spirit and in Truth.
Joh_4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh_4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
2Pe_1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
The HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT is like a Spiritual Conduit only better because it is with you from the Time of Your Conversion to Eternity. It does not require a Physical Connection or a hookup. Just imagine! An Unending Spiritual Source of Energy and Power that you are tapped into that is already tapped in to you as the Indwelling of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT.
Joh_14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
No Waiting or Scanning for Initiation of Contact. It Abides with you Forever. See the Beginning of the Discipleship Series –>> Becoming A Disciple of CHRIST JESUS << in the >> For CHRIST Blog << and the 2nd Discipleship Series >>Being A Spiritual Disciple of CHRIST JESUS << in this Guideposts Blog.
Mat_28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
1Pe_1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1Jn_3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
You’re always Online with Optimum Bi-directional speed without interruptions or signals being distorted or dropped. All Requests (Covenant Promises) are granted according to the Contract (Covenant) that was initiated between you and JESUS CHRIST when you were Baptized in Water for the Remission of your Sin (you get a clean record prior to the Covenant) and then the Receipt of the Glorious Promise through the Baptism of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT!
Purified Before and After your Journey begins. There is more information about the GOD Seed in the Blog – >> The Resurrection. <<
Begin Exercising Your Spirit!
1. “Read Your Bible Every Day”
Get into GOD’S Word daily. You don’t have to dedicate every waking moment to Bible reading, but you should spend “some time” in GOD’S Word each day. COMMUNICATE/COMMUNE with the FATHER through HIS WORD.
Find a Bible reading plan that fits your individual schedule and lifestyle and stick to it. It may be difficult when you first get going but if you stick to it for two weeks it will become a habit and you will see the benefits almost immediately. It will literally become a part of your life and your “SPIRITUAL muscles” will get a good workout Daily!
There are several “public” Read The Bible in a Year Plans on the side panel. You may choose one from which ever category that best fits your lifestyle and schedule.
2Ti_2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Another option is our GUIDEPOST – “Bible In A Year Plans” on the side panel. It is a private, interactive group response Blog for registered members only. Sessions are all full but we will be adding New Forums. More information regarding registration will be sent out in Guideposts Bulletins.
When a Person is >> Born Again << they have the “Seed” or “Spark” within themselves from GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT within them, Divine Power. The HOLY SPIRIT helps us Develop Insights into Spiritual Matters as we Explore the Bible. This first step is an ongoing process throughout your LIFE as a DISCIPLE whether as a Novice or as an Adept. Learning, studying and Being a DISCIPLE is a Life Time Journey of Joy.
2. “Pray Every Day”
Joh_14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Reading the Bible is GOD’S way of Communicating with us, Prayer is our Ordained way of Talking to HIM. Start with just an individual Prayer. As you develop Spiritually, you may add a Prayer list that you can Pray through. A few suggested items for Daily Prayer are your Immediate Family; Extended Family Members; Families you know, and Friends. You can also Pray as GOD brings Needs and Blessings to your Mind. You can Pray at any time or at any place; but having a Dedicated Prayer Schedule each day will help you stay connected with the LORD and Focused.
Prayer can be Solitary or with others such as your Family, a Prayer Group, or Friends. The Axiom “a Family that Prays Together Stays Together” is more True Today than ever. You can find a lot of different Prayers at our Blog site >> Temple of Prayers. <<
There is also a >> PRAYER REQUEST BLOG << to Post your Personal Prayer requests for yourself, loved ones, friends or anyone you know who needs Intercessory Prayer.
In addition we have a PRAYER & PRAISE TEAM BLOG for individuals who would like to join with others online or in local area groups to add Power to their Prayers as a Community Prayer Group, Praise Team or one of our Praying Circle Leagues.
3. Worship – Devotion & Praise
Mat_22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mar_12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Joh_14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh_10:30 I and my Father are one.
In addition to Prayer we should remember that we need to Worship and give Praise to the FATHER & the SON. Don’t wait for a crisis. Thank GOD for your bounty of blessings. If you know worship songs by heart sing them. If not, sing with the radio, a CD, record, or mp3 player.
Don’t worry that you don’t sound like a professional vocalist. You have the voice that GOD gave you and HE LOVES YOU, your voice and HE LOVES hearing from you.
I have also found just reading Hymnals have been spiritually uplifting too. Writing is another way to express your Devotion and Thanksgiving to the FATHER, SON & the HOLY SPIRIT.
Disciples/Believers can begin enjoying and Worshiping CHRIST right now and Prepare to Glorify their Lord when HE returns to take HIS People (Believers) to be with HIM and HE will be their GOD.
Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
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