“We pray, asking to be filled with the knowledge of God’s Will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, to lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May we be strengthened with all power, according to God’s glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to our God and Father who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” Colossians 1:9-14
“The Spirit of the Lord rested upon Jesus, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge, and the fear of the Lord” Isaiah 11:2
The Spirit of the Lord was upon Jesus, he was anointed to bring good tidings to the afflicted, sent to bind up the broken-hearted, proclaim liberty to the captives, and free the imprisoned from bondage; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, grant those who mourn a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit; that you may be called oaks of righteousness, plantings of the Lord, built up, raised up, repaired, fed, called priests, minsters of our God; given a double portion for the shame, dishonor, robbery, and wrongs done against you; blessed as your soul exults in God; clothed with the garment of salvation, robe of righteousness, wedding garments and jewels…For as the earth brings forth her shoots, and a garden causes what is sown to spring up, so the Lord God Almighty will cause his righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (the kingdom of God) to spring forth from Jesus to a dark, fallen, broken world (Isaiah 61:1-11).
“When the goodness and lovingkindness of God our Savior appears, he saves you, not because of deeds done by you in righteousness, but in virtue of his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, which he POURS OUT upon you richly THROUGH JESUS THE CHRIST our Savior; justified by grace so you can become a co-heir with Christ” Titus 3:4-7
Jesus the Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Hebrews 12:8). Christ remains forever (John 12:34). “I am the Alpha and Omega, says the Lord God, who IS and who was and who is to come the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).
From Jesus’ fullness we can receive grace upon grace (John 1:16). Turning to the Lord God Almighty, Christ unveils you to behold the glory of the Lord and be changed from glory to glory; for this comes from the Lord who IS the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18).
“For in Christ Jesus the WHOLE FULLNESS of the Godhead dwells bodily, and we can come to FULLNESS OF LIFE in him who is the HEAD of all rule and authority. In Christ we are circumcised of our body of flesh NOT BY HUMAN HANDS but in the circumcision of CHRIST; buried with him in baptism [water and fire of the Holy Spirit], also raised with him THROUGH faith in the WORKING OF GOD. You who were DEAD in trespasses and uncircumcision of your flesh, God can makes ALIVE together WITH CHRIST; forgiving ALL trespasses, canceling the bond along with its legal demands: nailed to the Cross; principalities and powers of darkness/evil DISARMED, and a public example made of them TRIUMPHING OVER THEM in Christ” Colossians 2:9-15
“Abide in Me, and I in you” ~Jesus in John 15:4
“The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ And let him who HEARS say, ‘Come.’ And let him who is thirsty come, let him who desires TAKE the water of life without price” Revelation 22:17
“Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust him, and he will act. He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your righteousness as the noonday. Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him; fret not” Psalm 37:4
“And behold, I send the PROMISE of My Father upon you, but wait until you are clothed with POWER from on high” ~Jesus in Luke 24:49
Wait for the Promise of the Father that you hear from the Words of Jesus; for John baptized with water, but in Christ you are baptized with the HOLY Spirit (Acts 1:4-5). “You shall RECEIVE power when the HOLY Spirit has come upon you” ~Jesus in Acts 1:8
A lukewarm church needs the Holy Spirit baptism of the fiery Presence and Power of ascended, glorified Christ Jesus.
“Know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness [stop conforming to the world of fallen Adam under the father of lies] and put on the armor of LIGHT…put on the Lord Jesus Christ” Romans 13:11-14
“Grace to you and peace from him who IS and who was and who is to come and from the seven spirits who are before his Throne and from Jesus the Christ, the faithful Witness, the First Born from the dead, and the RULER of kings on earth. To him who LOVES US and has FREED US from our sins by his Blood AND made us a kingdom and priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and DOMINION for ever and ever. Amen” Revelation 1:4-7