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What’s God’s plan for Mankind?

If we do not know the plan of God for our lives we live a meaningless life. Sometimes, the reason we find ourselves struggling to obey God is because we don’t know God’s plans for our lives.

In Jeremiah 29:11 God says,

“For I know the plan I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

If we know God’s plan for our lives, we can get the strength, hope, power, and excitement of obeying God. When God gives us His commands it’s because He wants to get us to get to the place of His unlimited blessing. When we repent of our sins it should not just because we are afraid of going to Hell, it should be because we want to align us with God’s will, where God’s exiting and glorious purpose is revealed.

What is God’s purpose for our lives? John G Lake has put it this way:

“I am so anxious these days that, somehow, God will help us, that the divine dignity, the moral strength, the heavenly power and purity, the divine character and holy nature that God revealed through Jesus Christ as our inheritance, will be realized, and we will walk with our Lord, and we will talk with our Lord, and exercise God government over sin and sickness, know and reveal His all-conquering grace.

Oh, that is my conception of Christ’s salvation. That is what the Baptism of the Holy Ghost reveals to me. That is the way my spirit interprets the precious Spirit of Jesus Christ. That is the revelation that Jesus brought from heaven for the world that was down—for the world in sin. Oh, beloved, not confessing your sins because somebody is behind you with the club of hell, but because the Lord Jesus Christ is revealing in your soul the God possibility and quality of your nature, and that, instead of being in the likeness of Christ, as He intended you to be, you have sold yourself out to the world and the flesh and the Devil, and you are covered with dirt and shame, and debased[…]”

Excerpt From

The Collected Works of John G. Lake

John G. Lake

Do you see what God sees about you? It was God’s original intention to lift you from your weak state to be an inheritor of His grace and glory! To become His child and join the family of God. To ascend from the low place of living in the flesh and be lifted up to where God is, to join the family of God and become the brother of Jesus, the adopted Son of God! Oh what a glory! And it’s in that ascension that God has given us this glorious inheritance of walking in God’s power where sickness, disease, infirmity, principalities, powers, and authorities are under our feet! You don’t have to live a moment of defeat if you understand the plan of God in your salvation!

I challenge you right now to get up out of your situations and anything that’s holding you because God has invested on you the precious blood of Jesus so that you may become victorious!

Praise Your Holy Name Jesus!

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How do I Know I Received the Holy Spirit?

We know that we have received the the Spirit of Christ is if there is a work of sanctification done by the Spirit in our lives. Speaking in tongues, performing miracles, doing many other good things is not the true indication of receiving the true Spirit of Christ. The main work of the Spirit is to conform us to the image of Christ. If there is no repentance, no change of heart, no fear of God, and no love for God and for one another, then no matter what we do we cannot say that we have received the Spirit of God. 

Unless we know that we have received the Spirit of Christ, we deceive ourselves and others and the end will be more worse than the beginning. Just as Apostle Paul asked the Ephesians we need to ask the same question, “Have you received the Spirit [the Spirit of Christ] when you believed?” (Acts 19:2). The real question we have to ask ourselves nowadays is not have I believed? It’s did I receive the true Spirit of God when I believed? 

“I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me! I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough” 
2 Corinthians 11:1-4