Acts of Kindness

I WOKE UP THIS MORNING….

I WOKE UP THIS MORNING….CALLING IT “TODAY”...

And the Spirit of Kindness was there. Not a feeling, not a jar of oil, not a formula in a bottle; but the Person we know as the Lord. Mr Kindness, if you like. For just as love is a Person, so is Kindness. The bible says that ‘God is love’.

Opening the Book of Life, we stand in the midst of many pillars, facets of life. As depicted in the Corinthian church. Stepping into the eighth chapter we discover the God Who is Kind.

“NOW…right now….I want YOU to know…..dear brother and indeed sister, what GOD [the Spirit of Kindness, the heart of The Father] has done THROUGH the churches in Macedonia”

Well, I believe the meaning of this place is ‘land of the tall’, or the one I like is ‘EXTENDED LAND’ [visualise an Extended Hand]- which does indeed happen when one extends the ACTS of kindness (of God) in the local area.

KINDNESS is a PERSON. We remember people, you know. Some are remembered for their ‘generosity’, some their ‘smile’, others for their ‘talent’ in another form. Yes, KINDNESS is indeed a PERSON. And so much more is it GOD. He came in a bottle, but not as a genie, or indeed a genius, but AS THE LORD, filling a vessel of clay. Why? So that we may see and observe the quality of Spirit within. So that we may follow His lead.

When YOU read the bible, not just a collection of tales, YOU will be reading a nice story one day, and another day SOMEONE JUMPS OUT OF THE PAGE. You may step back in surprise when YOU meet HIM face-to-face. ‘Look, He will say, take my thought, speak my word, let me ACT’, today is YOUR DAY TO SEE’. See what? To see His way of love. When KINDNESS jumps out of the page, as you read the bible today, let Him move right THROUGH YOU, into your public arcade – let HIM surprise YOU, let HIM overflow….into ACTS OF KINDNESS, and it is the way to GO!!

If You SEE HIM in the pages of His Book, and not just ink on a page, YOU will begin to SEE more Vistations, Manifestations and Demonstrations of the Holy Ghost. For no formula can replace THE LIFE, that LIFE THAT IS IN HIM – LET HIM JUMP RIGHT OUT OF THE PAGE and SEE HOW HE ACTS TODAY.

Be Blessed.

Paul….I’m a Servant of the Lord

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DISCIPLESHIP COURSE: DAY 5 – DAILY MEDITATION

SESSION 1 – THE KINGDOM WITHIN YOU [continued]…

The bible teaches us that we comprise of three parts – spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). We are a spirit that has a soul and we live in a body.

QUESTION:  Into what part of us does the Holy Spirit enter?

No-one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh. but the (Holy) Spirit gives birth to (our) spirit (John 3:5-4).

Jesus explained that the part of us which was designed for intimate fellowship with the Father is our spirit. He revealed that each person is meant to experience two births – being born of water is our natural birth; being born of the Spirit is our spiritual birth.

Upon Jesus. the Holy Spirit rested and remained (John 1:32-33). That is now our experience. He has promised us – Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you (Hebrews 3:24).

When we are born again, the Lord Jesus comes to live within us by the Holy Spirit — This is how we know that He (Christ) lives in us; we know it by the Spirit He gave us (1 John 3:24). We become one with the Lord.

He who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17).


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DISCIPLESHIP COURSE DAY 4 – DAILY MEDITATION

SESSION 1 – THE KINGDOM WITHIN YOU

Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)

Let us define ‘Kingdom’…

‘Kingdom’ in the Greek is ‘basilea’, and it means – ‘sovereignty, royal power and dominion’ (Vine’s). Kingdom is a sphere of rule, an area under the government of a king. The literal translation of Luke 17:21 is – ‘Where the King is, there is the Kingdom’.

Therefore, the best Biblical definition of the ‘Kingdom of God’ is ‘A place where Jesus has taken up residence to rule’.

This applies to His Kingdom coming within our own life and also how the Kingdom affects our family, work, friends, church etc – the world around us.

QUESTION:  How does the Kingdom of God come into my life?

Jesus told us that He alone is the gate (Matthew 7:13; John 10:9) by which we enter God’s Kingdom. God calls us into the Kingdom (1 Thessalonians 2:12) by the Holy Spirit, who then brings us into the Kingdom (Colossians 1:13-14). There is the receiving of the Kingdom of God within us (Luke 17:21), and the entering into that Kingdom. They take place at the same time.

At the time of our salvation, when we are born again of the Spirit (John 3:5-6), the very presence of God enters us. – Jesus said, “My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him” (John 14:23). We come into relationship with God. To know Him like this is the Biblical definition of ‘eternal life.’

Jesus prayed, “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (John 17:3).

QUESTION: Who makes this new relationship with God a living reality?

Having believed, you were marked in Him (Christ) with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13).

When we are born again, by asking Jesus to be our Saviour, the Holy Spirit takes up residence within us – He brings the Kingdom of God into our lives.

We know that we live in Him (God) and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Saviour of the world (1 John 4:13-14).


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DISCIPLESHIP COURSE DAY 3 – DAILY MEDITATION

Introduction… [continued]

They knew the joy of relationship with Him. Jesus’ prayer was that His disciples would have the full measure of His joy within them (John 17:13).

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better  [Ephesians 1:17]

Paul wrote the above words to the church at Ephesus. They were already believers, they were in relationship with the Lord Jesus. But Paul’s desire was that they would know the Lord Jesus better. With those we love, we willingly give the most precious things that can be given in any relationship, and that is time and commitment. Love is expressed and revealed by the way we manage our life so that we are able to spend as much time as possible with the person to whom we are committed. Discipleship is a choice.

I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish that I might gain Christ  [Philippians 3:8].

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DISCIPLESHIP COURSE DAY 2 – DAILY MEDITATION

Introduction… [continued]

Jesus had many believers, but not everyone continued with Him (John 6:60-66), or learned to apply His Word. It is the holding onto His Word that makes us a disciple.

Paul explained that we go through a process in order to mature in our faith – I know whom I have believed, and am convinced (2 Timothy 1:12). We first of all believe in Him; we get to know Him through relationship with Him and knowing the truth of His Word; we then become convinced through seeing His Word bear fruit. This principle applies to our general faith, but it also affects each of the individual truths within the Word of God.

When Jesus asked His disciples if they were still committed, Peter replied – “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God” (John 6:68-69). Those disciples had gone from believing to knowing through relationship with the Lord. They grew in knowledge, understanding and wisdom through His Words.

Jesus said of them – they know with certainty (John 17:8); they were convinced. What caused His disciples to progress from believing, to then knowing with certainty? Jesus gives us the answer – I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them (John 17:8). To accept something is to willingly receive it.


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DISCIPLESHIP COURSE DAY 1 – DAILY MEDITATION

Introduction…

Q. Are you a believer, or a disciple in Christ Jesus?

You may ask, “Aren’t they the same?” Unfortunately, the term ‘believer’ is so loosely used today, that it has lost its original Biblical meaning – ‘to be persuaded of, to place confidence and trust in God, His Word (Bible), and one’s relationship with Him’ (Vine’s). In its original context, a believer went on to become a disciple; it was a ‘natural’ progression. They believed, and went on to follow the Lord through His Word and Spirit. A disciple means – one who follows. We begin as a believer; we mature into a disciple.

Jesus explained what it means to really be a disciple:

If you hold to my teaching (Word), you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free [John 8:31-32].


 

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Hello world, you need the Lord!

Welcome to my website.

Shortly I will be bringing a discipleship course into your midst, written by a friend of mine. And I will add some things for you to think about ,that relate to the topic in hand.

This is the day that the Lord has made and we shall rejoice and be glad in it.

Be blessed, have a day of unexpected moments, a day where life comes your way and smiles at you.🙂

Paul