6 October 2020 Word by Honorary Pastor Rev Alicia Teo

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

Today's Inspiration: God credited righteousness to those who believe in the One who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead Romans 4:24. Our Lord was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. Since we have been justified through faith, we should now have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace which we now stand. Therefore, rejoice in the hope of His glory and rejoice also in His suffering for trials produce perseverance, perseverance and perseverance character and character hope. Hope will not disappoint us for the love of God is poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Since we are justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through Him. Romans 4:24-26, 5:1-5, 9.

Trials are God's way of preparation for His higher calling. Therefore, never take His grace for granted. No matter how long the trial, you are to withstand for the sake of His salvation grace. Trials are meant also for refinement of character like testing our patience and teaching us the way to walk and to exemplify by our attitude and behaviour for which we will be accountable to Christ one day where our works will be tested by fire prior to the entitlement of reward. 2 Corinthians 5:10.

To be filled with the spirit, Christ must dwell in our emotions, in our mind and in our will to control our actions, our thoughts and our attitude. To be filled with the Spirit is to allow Him full control of every aspect of our life and to experience a new life which demonstrates Christ in us through our emotions, mind and will. In other words, we allow the Spirit to take full control of our personality which no longer is our own. What the world wants to see is the outworking of the Indwelling Christ in us. What stumbles us is our thoughts so we must be careful to guard our thoughts and not allow them to oppress us. Instead, unleash the power He had created in us that all may see and desire the secret of our success in Ephesians 3:20. The power that is in the inner man must be seen through our outer man but only inasmuch as we are prepared to yield our personalities to the complete control of the Spirit. God be praised.

Prayer: Lord let Your gracious loving personality impact my human personality deficiencies to be transformed to Your glory. Guard our hearts and our mind in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

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