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Making a Decision

November 12, 2023— Many churches do not get Jesus Christ right worldwide. If they cannot get Jesus right, the churches will miss the Holy Spirit altogether. If they miss both, it is a church for you to avoid as it is a false prophet. Granted, if the church does not correct its position on Jesus Christ and gets our Savior wrong, you should move on to another church. How can you tell if the church gets Jesus Christ right or is missing the presence of the Holy Spirit? We will jump into the Holy Bible and reveal information on the Holy Spirit!

God, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit

God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are three-in-one and glorify one another. When Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem shortly before His trial, Jesus said, “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.” (John 12:27-28).

Do you know what God’s response was to Jesus Christ? It was this, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.” (John 12:28)

In addition, when Jesus Christ pursued His earthly ministry, He constantly spoke up for the Holy Spirit and defended Him. In perspective, the Old Testament is the law, and the New Testament is how the law was fulfilled. Before I continue, let me be explicitly clear—I am NOT telling you to go out and commit sin. The proceeding things below are an illustration only.

Now that the law has been fulfilled, you could break any of the Ten Commandments today, repent tomorrow, and accept Jesus Christ the next day, and you would be saved. Any sin you commit can be forgiven and washed away when you proclaim Jesus your Savior. That is, every sin except one— which Jesus proclaimed severely:

Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”— because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

(Mark 3: 28-30)

When Jesus Christ said this, He defended the Holy Spirit, our Helper.

Receive the Holy Spirit

You may be wondering how you receive the Holy Spirit. Jesus sends the Holy Spirit after someone accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior (John 14:26). Just as God created a helper (Eve) for Adam, God did not want you to be alone in your Christian walk. God knows that living in perfection to His law was and is impossible. Therefore, God sends His only Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, to fulfill the law. For us to walk in righteousness, Jesus Christ sends you the Holy Spirit. In turn, the Holy Spirit guides you daily, so long as you listen to Him.

The Holy Spirit will guide you to make the right decision in any choice before you. However, there is always a battle for your soul, and spiritually speaking, there are two voices that you can tune into:

  1. The voice of the Holy Spirit (sound and true) or

  2. The voice of Satan (evil, liar, thief, and murderer)

What is the difference among these voices? The Holy Bible says that the Holy Spirit came to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). Just the opposite, Jesus said this about Satan, “He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” (John 8:44) The Holy Spirit will tell you if what you are thinking, feeling, doing, or otherwise acting on is correct or not. You rejoice in the spirit, no matter the situation. You feel peace in decision-making and all aspects of your life. When you sin, you feel remorse and repent. That is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is your present and future.

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Any troubling sensation, regrettable feeling, or moments where you live in your past is from Satan. The Holy Spirit grows you in your walk in Christ. Satan tries to bring you back to where you were before you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior. To do this, he will use your previous sins that caught you in your past. When that doesn’t work, he turns to distractions or distractions in sin. For example, let’s say your sin was gluttony; perhaps you walk by a restaurant in your neighborhood on your way to church. You think to yourself, “Oh, the smell!” You stop in order something quick and consume it even though it is unhealthy. When you arrive at church, you miss a portion of the service because your stomach is upset. Satan works by luring you in like a predator or a hunter.

Meanwhile, Satan, who was cast out from heaven as a high-ranking angel, will do all that he can to make you dwell in your past. As Christians, we are not supposed to live in the past. It says so in the Holy Bible. Take Lot’s wife as an example in Genesis 19. Her city was about to be destroyed by God’s fury for their sin. An angel warns Lot and his family not to look back as they flee the city before it is destroyed. Lot’s wife does not listen. When she looks back, she is turned into a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26). Therefore, Satan is your past. Once you accept Jesus Christ, you are a new creation) and old things have passed (2 Corinthians 5:16-17). Since Jesus gives believers the Holy Spirit, Christians have no excuse to sin. So do not listen to the voice of Satan, but listen to the Holy Spirit.

Who will you listen to when it is time to decide on anything? The Holy Spirit or Satan?

Accepting Jesus Christ: Your life-Changing Decision

Are you ready to receive the Holy Spirit by proclaiming Jesus Christ as your Savior? Say this prayer aloud:

God, I confess that Jesus came in flesh and blood, paid the price for my sins, died on the cross, rose on the third day, ascended to the heavens, and sent the Holy Spirit to help me understand Your ways. For that, I accept Jesus Christ as my savior and Lord, and I welcome the Holy Spirit in my life. In Jesus’s name, I pray, amen!

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