Showers of Blessing . . . why do we expect so little ?

     “Therefore . . . being by the right hand of God exalted (Ephesians 1:18-21), and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit . . . . He hath shed forth (gushed out as a fountain, poured forth) this, which ye now see and hear . . .

     Then said Peter unto them . . . Repent, and be baptized* (Acts 19:1-8) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins . . . and ye shall receive the gift* (something given freely out of great love for the receiver) of the Holy Spirit . . .      For the Promise is unto you, and to your children . . . and to all that are afar off (yet in the outer court – Ephesians 2:13-14), even as many as the LORD our God shall call . . . !”     Acts 2:33-39

ref: article on the Baptism of Christ

Quote –      “The church is not now the separate and peculiar people she was when the fires of persecution were kindled against her. How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed!     I saw that if the church had always retained her peculiar, holy character, the power of the Holy Spirit which was imparted to the disciples would still be with her. The sick would be healed, devils would be rebuked and cast out, and she would be mighty and a terror to her enemies.”   – Early Writings, p.227

note:   the character and righteousness (innocence, holiness and perfection)  of Christ Jesus is freely ours, if we will through surrender and living (active) faith appropriate it as our very own ! Continue reading

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The Unpardonable Sin ?

O Israel, return unto the LORD (Yehuwah) thy God (Elohim – Almighty One); for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity (perversity and mischief). Take with you words, and turn unto the LORD: say unto Him, Take away all iniquity, and receive me graciously, and so will I render the Praise of my lips . . . .                           Hosea 14:1-4

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD !                                Isaiah 55:6-11

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy (Satan): when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a Light unto me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against Him, until He plead my cause, and He executes judgment for me. He will bring me forth to the Light, and I shall behold His Righteousness !”                                                                                                                                                                Micah 7:7-9