Wig’s Word of God Today 9-5-2012
Growing out of the flesh and into the Spirit prepared to share the Good News.
While there is jealousy and rivalry among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving in an ordinary human way? Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, Who causes the growth. First Corinthians 3:3, 7
To the other towns also I must proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God, because for this Purpose I have been sent. Luke 4:43
First Corinthians 3:1-9, Psalm 33 & Luke 4:38-44
Paul taught there are two different types of people who either are living in the Spirit or the flesh indicating their appropriate age of development in God’s strength amongst them. If “there is jealousy and rivalry among you,” Paul teaches you are of the flesh as a little child “behaving in an ordinary human way.” When we become Spiritual and mature, our perceptions and behaviors become Christ-like allowing us to mimic the Truth God instills in our heart by His Spirit if Truth.
You will always encounter people who act according to their level of understanding of God’s Word leaving choices of our daily lives to chance instead of calling out to God constantly living in His Spirit of faith, hope and love. While we may serve the Church, Paul reminds us we are and always will be accountable to God. We are accountable to our Father just as Christ was to “proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God.” This task is a job we must place first in our lives to live in God’s Will of sharing His Son’s Salvation.
A project of living daily in faith, hope and love growing out of the flesh and into His Spirit of Truth. There will be times that our community or our hometown will reject us but Christ reminds us today that other locations will embrace the Truth of God we share just as reaction of these strangers in Capernaum is presented in contrast to the reactions of those in His hometown who rejected Him. Are you growing out of the flesh and into the Spirit prepared to share the Good News of Christ Jesus?
In prayer we ask: Dear LORD, we pray today we can live in Your Spirit growing as men and women of faith, hope and love shedding our fleshy desires of sin. We pray day four of a Novena of prayers for Sal Defede’s healing and peace. We pray for tolerance LORD. We pray for every special intention of any soul who reads this prayer. You LORD know our hearts as we pray to Glorify You in all things. Make us unafraid of placing You First allowing every breath to be for You. We are thankful LORD in practice, prayer and preaching. Jesus Christ is Risen! We pray in His Precious Name indeed. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed“
Philippians 4:4-7 Romans 8:28
Rejoice and have peace in Christ Jesus!
Co-Workers for God’s love alone- First Corinthians 3:1-9
Paul gathers the Corinthians
To remind them of flesh
Flesh of a baby’s heart
Not ready to spiritually mesh
You are infants in Christ
We must learn to suffice
Our needs as men and women
To grow our hearts contrite
Where jealousy and rivalry ring
Only flesh guides your being
Belong to Christ we must sing
Not as men by Spiritual beings
For I and Apollo are mere men
Ministers you seek to comprehend
Planted by us and watered by men
The growth incurred gained by Him
Planted and watered are one
Wages received by labor proportion
Co-Workers for God’s love alone
In His field as His building condoned
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins September 5, 2012 @ 5:07 AM EST
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