The love of God is poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit….
The Holy Spirit didn’t come to build an organisation, or to create an institution….he came to establish a kingdom…..
Jesus died our death so that we could live his life…..
Most people don’t doubt God’s ability, they doubt their own authority…..
It’s not what you see, it’s the way that you see it…..
Pastor Marie Macleod (New Wine Tain)
Remember – great change begins with how you think.
If you mess up and think that you are excluded from fellowship with your heavenly Father as a result then you will think thoughts associated with condemnation with all of its crippling and paralyzing effects.
That’s why we need to hear the truth of God’s word again.
Colossians 1: 19 – 23
19 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20 and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. 21 This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. 22 Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. 23 But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God’s servant to proclaim it.
The good news is that condemnation is not the result that our heavenly Father intends for us. The good news – the best news – is that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
We have been declared forever righteous because we have been clothed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. As a result, if we mess up we don’t have to think condemnation, but we can continue to think righteous. And that radically impacts upon how we speak, act, and live. Continue reading 'New Wine for New Wineskins May 2015'»