“And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.”
Has the Holy Ghost revealed anything to you? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If so, the Holy Spirit drew you to this decision.
If it wasn’t for the Spirit, I doubt anyone would be saved. We, as Natural men, do not have the ears to hear, the eyes to see, or the hearts to receive the truth of Salvation.
We need not be devout, or just, to receive Salvation. We only need to Believe and Confess, Jesus, as Lord. So what happens after we Believe? We need to destroy, the Giants in our lives, the sin that so easily besets us, and the things that draw us away from, instead of leading us to, the Lord.
If we allow these Giants, to stay in our lives, they will cause us to stumble, and our Faith to grow cold. There will be no Power in our Church, our Witness will sadly, be hampered. People will see no reason, to fallow us in our Faith.
We must become just, Micah 6: 8.
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
We must learn to value the poor as well as the rich. We all need the Gospel shown and lived before us. We need to deal honestly, humbly, and mercifully, as we desire others to deal with us.
Devoution ? What does that mean to be devout? Some would say to be committed to our Church, to Tithe, Attend Services, Teach, or Sing in the Choir.
I believe it is more in line with Deuteronomy 28:1-2.
“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.”
To harken diligently, To listen intently, thoughtfully, inteligently, to be diligent in our search of the Scriptures. To turn our face like a flint to the Lord. (Isaiah 50:7)
We need to allow the Holy Spirit to dwell within, and to direct our paths in the ways, of the Lord. As we Walk in His Ways, and desire to know Him more, the Holy Spirit will reveal Himself to us.
Sometimes He uses people, Preachers, Teachers, even children, or if need be, even Angels. The Lord still desires to walk with us in the cool of the day, as He did with Adam. He never gives up, in His quest to draw us close to Him.
He desires to give us the desires of our hearts. (Psalms 37:4) We need to learn to delight ourselves in Him. If we do, He will Bless us beyond or wildest dream. (James 5:16)
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