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Bible Challenege – 1 Thessalonians 5

December 21, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. 20 Do not scoff at prophecies, 21 but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. 22 Stay away from every kind of evil.” v. 19-22

When we trust Jesus to be our Lord and Savior we are given the Holy Spirit! The Bible says that the Holy Spirit comes and lives on the inside of us to reveal the things of God and to transform us from the inside out. Each believer gets the Holy Spirit.  However, not all believers surrender everything so that the Holy Spirit can control all aspects of their life.

Sadly, we tend to hold on to things or close off the Spirits work in certain area of our life because we want to be in control. Because of this, we stifle the work of the Holy Spirit, and slow down the transformation process of becoming more like Jesus.  For us to experience the radical love, grace, mercy, power, and transformation of Jesus, we have to surrender total control to Him and allow the Holy Spirit to convict us of things that need to be given to God through prayer.

When we ignore these convictions or just simply rebel, we harden our hearts toward the things of God and run the risk of getting caught in deeper sin before we actually hear God speaking to us about that situation through the Holy Spirit again. Don’t let this happen to you, think about the work of the Holy Spirit in your life.  Have you totally surrendered to Him?

Today, are there areas in your life where you are stifling the Holy Spirit? Let’s not pray for more of the Holy Spirit, (we received all of Him the day we trusted Jesus), Let’s pray and surrender more of us to Him, so we can experience more Him in our daily lives!

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