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The Holy Spirit and Christ’s Return

One Quick note before we start today;

I am leaving for camp meeting today so the replies may come slow but I will try to get to everyone that day. As for the upcoming post, I have written all of them for the next two weeks and all will post at 12:00am Alaskan Time.  So keep up the feedback and I will looking forward to reading your replies.

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The good news for today is that Jesus is coming soon! And I know many will ask how do you know He is coming soon, well we can start with (Matthew 24) but we will talk more on that topic later. The point I was trying to make with that statement is; in Revelation 6 in the last verse, there is a question that is asked “For the great day of his wrath has come, and who shall be able to stand”? Meaning will be able to survive the events of the last days? The answer is found in (Rev. 7:1-3)

Only those who have the seal of God will be able to survive the second coming of Christ. And we see that God is holding back many of the destructive forces in the earth until His people are sealed (Eph. 4:30). This is why the baptism of the Holy Spirit is all about. It is as we daily recommit our lives to Christ and continue to walk in the Holy Spirit that we are sealed and prepared for Christ’s second coming.

Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His people, and nothing but the Holy Spirit can bring up His people to right position, and prepare the people of God for a fast approaching conflict. However, God’s people are in a Laodicean condition and , if we do not change, we will not be ready for Christ’s return. But more good news Jesus has given us the answer to this solution; Let Him into your lives more fully. (Rev.3:20).

One last thought: How do we let Jesus in and have the intimate relationship with Him that we must have? We must have a living connection with God; we must cloth ourselves with power of the Holy Spirit, For there is help for us in no other way.

Supporting Scripture; (1 John 3:2), (John 17:3) (Rev. 6:6), (Rev. 22:4),

 

Personal Reflection and Discussion

  1. Is it what we know that will save us?
  2. What does the baptism of the Holy Spirit do for our relationship with Jesus?
  3. According to the Bible who are sealed?
  4. Why are the angels holding back the winds of destruction on this earth?

 

Prayer Activities

  1. Call your Partner and discuss this devotional.
  2. Contact the people on your prayer list and let them know you are still praying for them.
  3. Pray with then and ask for the following;
    1. For God to continue to fill you and the people you are praying for with the Holy Spirit.
    2. For God to prepare you for the second coming of Christ.
    3. For the individuals on your pray list.
    4. That we continue to seek the Holy Spirit
  4. For today use the following Bible Verse in your prayer (Ps.34:18)

About bobh6

I am Seventh-day Adventist pastor in the Texas Panhandle

2 comments on “The Holy Spirit and Christ’s Return

  1. Amalia
    July 8, 2011

    Some believe we’re sealed on the day we accept God…I’ve seem to believe that we’re only sealed before Jesus comes, and before the four winds are let loose, the hand of Satan will be not withheld any longer, and the percecution of the saints will begin in full force (Rev. 7:1-3), more specifically at the judgement. If I’m right, then I guess the dead in Christ will also be sealed also at that point and set aside for the resurrection.

    I hope I’m not getting ahead of our devotional topic, but I can’t help think of the sealing and not think about the Judgement. At this sorting phase/ judgement, the act of being sealed specifically saves us…and we know that it’s God through Jesus, our Advocate and Savior appointing it. (Mat. 25:31-45)

    To answer the question above: Here we see it’s not what we know (or do), but who we know that saves us. Even though, at that judgement point, before our actual sealing, our actions comes into account; it is only as proof to who we know, our motives need to be questioned whether Christ lived in us and through us.

    • bobh6
      July 8, 2011

      I am getting in the car for camp meeting right now but wanted to say very good. I will try to post a better response sometime today

      Sent from my iPhone

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