Saturday, December 2, 2023

How can we receive the anointing that we main in the Lord?

   

   

Please click this link for the video version:

https://youtu.be/H509VLJ2Xkc?si=Wrd8TgoFWAIN5ioJ


Nicky Gumbel's Bible in one year today:


Bible in one year by Nicky Gumbel:



Silence

1.   Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence
2.   Wait for God. Breathe deep for God's peace and feel His presence. Exhale your worries.

Praise and Thanksgiving

1.   Think through your day, all the times that made you smile
2.   Thank God for all those moments, and for all those people
3.   Sing a song to praise God (you are welcome to use "Father, I adore you" which I have been singing every morning for the past 20 years or your own choice to praise God)

          Father, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Jesus, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Spirit, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
      

Confession and Repentance (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method) 

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to shine on you that you are able to discover your sins and be willing to repent:


     “Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God and having Jesus as my Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”



2.  Through the Holy Spirit, examine yourself for a short silence and then pray:

     "Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sins to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gifts to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

3.  John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

(Please click this link to see how God used John Stott to change my life:https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/

           "Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in your presence and please you more and more.

             Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.

             Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."


The Word, Time with Abba (Psalm 134:1-3, Daniel 9:1-11:1; 1 John 2:18-3:6; Proverbs 28:27-28)


    Today's key passage: 

     18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.[a] 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.

26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.


      1 John 2:18-27

     Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage we have just read. Offer this time to Jesus as you listen to Him.    

    My Listening
    The topic I received today from Jesus is:
    How can we receive the anointing that we main in the Lord?

     What I received yesterday from 1 John 2:15-17 is to tell us how can we get away from all kinds of worries and anxiety. Because all kinds of calamities will soon pass away, but we as humans are not able to save ourselves.

    Today's 1 John 2:18-27 is the 2nd part of the message. Today's passage from 1 John tells us very clearly that we need the anointing of the Holy Spirit in order to know what is true, what is false. We need the anointing of the Holy Spirit that we won't let Satan to destroy the intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, that we won't think that we are Christians and in fact we are only religious people doing religious practices but with no personal relationship with Jesus, Jesus is not the Lord of our lives.

    So, how can we receive the anointing that we main in the Lord?

    The answer is in 1 John 2:20 "But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth."

     The Holy One is the Holy Spirit! It is the Holy Spirit changes us that we have gifts of the Holy Spirit to discern what is right and wrong and to know why it is so important for us to have an intimate personal relationship with Jesus, that we can live in Him forever.

    How can we receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit? Well, this is the question of chicken and egg. The more time you are being with Jesus each day the more anointing from the Holy Spirit each day and that you enjoy more time to be with Jesus and to dwell in the sweetness and blessings of being with Jesus. Got it?


     Dear Holy Spirit,
    Pour down your fresh anointing upon us that we are willing to have more time being with Jesus and to enjoy the sweetness and presence of Him In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

      

    Reflect on these questions:
     1. What inspiration have you received from today's catch and what have you heard from Jesus now?
      
      2.  What is your next step to be more closer to Jesus, to be holy - that is to do what Jesus wants you to do and not to do what Jesus wants you not to do?
    
      Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 
     

     To know, learn and practice the method of Time with Abba, please click this link:http://twa.pastoralcareschool.org/

        My first blog started in July 2009, one chapter a day to read through
     the whole Bible link:

https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/08/day-1-i-am-blind.html



        Anglican Mission Global Society:

Archbishop Melter’s 1st Connecting Workshop video, September 5, 2023: https://youtu.be/0lL8xNrgJb8

Archbishop Melter’s 2nd Connecting Workshop video, September 12 2023:  https://youtu.be/SM39qX0Q5XM


Archbishop Yong’s MISSION 113 videos, October 16, 2022:

https://youtu.be/Mp0-JPx4Vac

https://youtu.be/MyO6hMcOMOI


Archbishop Yong's born again testimony

1st part: https://youtu.be/eogu1rMpvTQ

2nd part: https://youtu.be/BhyUU1ov1RM


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