Sunday, 7 May 2017
In a sermon, Senior Pastor Robert Morris said:
The Father wills it.
The Son words it.
The Spirit works it.
The Spirit asks, “Have you been as attentive to words from God as you should be?”
Eugenie Daniels (Massachusetts): Paying careful attention to scripture, sermons, and God’s whispers in our hearts helps us grow in faith.
YL: Amen, that’s true!
Two days ago, my hairdresser shared with me a spiritual experience… After listening, I commented that ‘it’ is not superstition. It is a spiritual encounter. She agreed. Although she agrees, I could sense that it was not time yet to lead her to Christ… I decided to wait until I can hear the Spirit say, “Yes, go ahead.” I know that I can accomplish nothing in the flesh.
There are words that some people utter without understanding the significance. That is superstition.
Jesus is not superstitious. Jesus KNOWS God’s will. Jesus SPOKE.
Jesus appeared to the Eleven (disciples) as they were eating; Jesus rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. (Mark 16:14)
So then, after the Lord had SPOKEN to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord WORKING with them and CONFIRMING THE WORD through the accompanying signs. Amen. (Mark 16:19-20)
Dear Lord, please help us to be attentive to You so that we may grow in faith and in our knowledge of You. Knowing You means knowing YOUR WILL. When we know Your will, we speak forth THE TRUTH. When we speak forth the truth (e.g. through the gift of knowledge, prophecy...). Your Holy Spirit WORKS it out, confirming THE WORD.
In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen!
Lam Yee Ling