If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
–1 John 1:9
I have a major concern for the Christian Catholics today. And it is simply this: Too many Christian Catholics are living lives of defeat, succumbing to the deception of false teaching in our age.
In a word, too many believers are living a Christian life that is devoid of the power of God!
If you and I have placed our faith in Jesus Christ for our salvation… if you and I have accepted his gift of eternal life that He bought through His blood on the cross… then you and I have been baptized with the Spirit of God, and that very Spirit is resident in us right now.
But too many Christian Catholics have quenched the work of the Spirit of God because of sin (most are still living their lives under God’s Law (10 Commandments). They don’t experience a fulfilled and satisfied life because they have unplugged the power of God in their lives!
So let us ask ourselves a straightforward question… a challenging question: Are we quenching the Spirit’s power in our life through sin and disobedience? Remember our Lord and Savior suffered and died on the cross to redeem us from the wage of our sins (original, present and future)=”spiritual death-separation from God” therefore fulfilled God’s Law and reconciled us with God the Father. Then God the Father raised his son Jesus Christ from death – God did this to give us a free gift of “eternal life”. Before Jesus Christ resurrection, he promised to give us a second helper “God the Holy Spirit” lives and indwell in our hearts; then God the Son – Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and seated at the right hand of God the Father as our 1st helper – “advocates and intercedes” for us. NOBODY ELSE CAN DO THIS FOR US except our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
If you and I are unplugged from the power of God, we will never know the power of God in our life. And you and I will never know the fulfillment God desires for our life.
So our challenge for us today is to confess our unbelief, refusal to believe in what God the Son – Jesus Christ did in our behalf, disobedience, sins and ask God to fully allow His Holy Spirit to empower us for His glory. If we do this, you and I will see God work through our lives… and we will know fulfillment far beyond anything we could ever imagine!
To begin to allow the Holy Spirit to empower us, first and foremost get to know the Holy Spirit by making a commitment of reading, understanding, and meditating the Holy Scriptures contain in the Bible.