Have you ever been told that once a person “believes in Jesus” that the Holy Spirit will come and live inside that person?

Doesn’t this cause us to also believe that our own actions are causing God to do something?

Is that the way God works?  Or is it the other way around?

What does scripture say?  Do we cause the Holy Spirit to act or does God?

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Is the translated Bible a "book of magic"?

Is the translated Bible a “book of magic”?

The following verse has fascinated me since I first read it.

Acts19_19The original words say:

Enough YET of-the-ones THE about-acts practicing together-carry THE SCROLLS they-down-burned in-view of-all and they-together-pebble the values of-them and they-found of-silver MYRIADS(10,000) FIVE Acts 19:19 Westminster-Leningrad Codex

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Do you ever wonder what it would look like if we could peek under the veil of the spirit?  Why is their a veil anyway?

Are we his “woman” with our “face” (mind) covered?

The words of Jesus are coming to mind.

At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants Matt 11:25

What in the world is Jesus talking about?

Who are the “wise and intelligent”?  Are they the “crafty”?

Also, who are the “infants”?  Surely, a baby can’t understand ways of God, can it?

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If I were God, was all-powerful, and I truly loved all people and wanted them to be with me forever, how would I cause this to occur?

What if I made a person’s imperfection or what the Bible calls “sin” their “free ticket” to receive my OWN perfect righteousness and thus be with me forever?  Do you think they would be thankful when they found out about this free eternally good gift?

If I were God, would I have the power to do this?  Wouldn’t this be a “foolproof” plan?

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Is God really making all things new?

Is God really making all things new?  Even right now?

Do you ever wonder what is going on right now all around us spiritually? 

What is God “up to” even right now as we watch TV with our family or go to work?

Many people say they “want to know what God is doing right now” or they “wish they knew what God wants them to do“.   “I just want God to be real to me right now in my everyday life”, is often heard.

Do they really want that?

Or is that something they just say in order to be perceived as pious or “religious”?

Well, let’s test that a bit. I am going to share what God has revealed to me that has allowed me to see RIGHT now what he is doing.

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Does God really live in our heart or not?

Does God really live in our heart or is that something we just say?

I have been going through a tough and challenging experience that maybe you have as well if you are a “person of faith”.

For some crazy, insane reason, I actually believe the Lord is living inside me.

Is this a crazy thought or maybe even “blasphemy” as many “Christians” are telling me in not so nice words?

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Ever feel divided between "good" and "bad"?

Ever feel divided between a “good me” and “bad me”?

Do you ever feel like you have a “good” me and a “bad” me?

Like you have two separate and opposing people together as one.  You know, two opposing “me’s” or spiritual bodies that make up one “I”.

This is something I struggle with as my “two me’s” are more apparent than most. Two days “up”, the next down. Two down and three “up”. Then, down again. Boy, it can make a person wonder if they are two separate people at times.

Maybe it isn’t full days, but more like experiences. One “good”, one “bad”. Either way it is like the old idea of having a “good angel” on one shoulder and “the devil” on the other.

So, if this happens to you, please know you are not alone.

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So you begin to start to come alive inside one day after hearing someone talk about Jesus and what he has “already done for you”.  And you really start studying God’s Word and the writings of Paul really resonate with you. God is full of love and grace and he HAS reconciled us and forgiven us of ALL of our sins, past, present and future.

“We are cleansed and pure simply awaiting the “redemption of our body”, you settle in on according to Romans 8:23.  We are told to “wait expectantly in hope”.  Psalm 33:20, Romans 5:1-5

You are leaping for joy at what you are hearing from within and reading on the pages.  You can feel his fire burning and want to share with everyone you see.  He is doing this inside you are hearing and believing.

Then, you start to read and study the book of James.

And, just like a bucked of cold water on a warm fire, it’s gone. Continue reading