We are instructed to serve God in spirit and truth, but what exactly does this mean? (John 4:23-24). 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. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
When we are born again from above we receive the holy spirit which is known as the spirit of truth, and is also a spirit that glorifies the Lord and self then takes a back seat to what was once so important! (John 16:13-15) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
The spirit of God sets the captive free. The song amazing grace says “I was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see” and when our heart’s truly turn to the Lord by repentance the veil that was upon our heart which kept us blinded from the truth is removed, and we are changed from glory to glory and are forever changed (2 Corinthians 3:14-18) But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
The word of God is the truth by which we are sanctified! When we are saved by grace the difference we notice is we are hated for that truth which we now stand for, and to suffer for Christs’ sake is now the life we live without reservation (John 17:14-20) I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
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“The spirit of God sets the captive free.”
Such an awesome thing our Heavenly Father does for us!!! ❤️🙏🏻
P.S. Any hummingbirds you way?? None here!
Amen! The freedom in Christ is priceless. Now that you mention it I have gone from 4 hummingbirds to 2. They are either busy building their nests here, or some were just on their way through and stopped in on their way to where they will nest further north. Just to see one a day is a pleasure, and a lot of times it picks up in a couple weeks as they use our home as their destination. Be Blessed Sister.
Yes just seeing one is a thrill! I’ll keep my eyes open and wait for them! I have 2 window feeders each on a separate picture window and one hanging in the corner of the porch!
I had a friend who asked me how often should she change the feeder, and I asked how long has it been and she said a month. Whoa! I said I change mine every 3-4 days. Poor hummingbirds….. Thought you could use a smile today.
I have only one feeder that hangs on a shepherds hook. Do the window feeders work good? I never had one.
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