Scripture that packs a punch

Sometimes the scripture we read really challenges our lives. Reading this today, being honest, the words filth and evil made me cringe. My instant thought was – ”that’s not me” and then I skim past the scripture. But it has the power to change our lives – we need to remember that ALL scripture is from God.

Throughout the bible, including the New Testament, we are given clear instructions regarding behavior. While our spirit is regenerated solely through the work of Holy Spirit (as the free gift of Jesus by his sacrifice), our behavior is a function of our “flesh”. This is controlled by us. We can yield to the direction of the Spirit, as we ought, as James says “humbly accept word of God,” or not.

The truth is, being humble is hard and honestly, we don’t like being told what to do as it goes against “our human rights” but when we choose to continue in our “filth and live in evil”, this is when we grieve the Holy Spirit and we can face losing our eternal hope, which is what James wants to address.

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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