“God’s Power to ALWAYS Speak Kind Words to Others” 11/21/2016 Written by bruce r. mills

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“God’s Power to ALWAYS Speak Kind Words to Others

                    Written by bruce r. mills @  www.Godsmanforever.com

Ephesians 4:31-32Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. (NKJV)

Do ALL the words that you speak, edify and build up others…or do you speak in anger or bitterness (and even hate sometimes), towards those around you…sometimes the ones you love most…  Today, I will tell you how to find God’s help, to be able to speak words of love and edification (building up others)…instead of words filled with anger, and bitterness, and even hatred…that will tear others down, and never provide healthy relationships…

If you are a Christian, you are called to show grace to everyone around you…ALL the time… God has given you grace, if you have been redeemed by Him, and indwelt with the Holy Spirit…  The presence of the Holy Spirit living within, is what defines a Christian in God’s eyes, not just in your own mind !!

The Bible says that the words that come out of our mouth show others what is in our heart, and defiles us, in…

Matthew 15:18…  But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. (NKJV)

If you speak in anger, or bitterness to someone…or have hatred for anyone…your heart cannot be filled with the love and joy of the Lord… Jesus tells us this, in…

John 15:11“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. (NKJV)

Once God graces us with salvation…He expects us to Walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16), by the FULL power of the Holy Spirit…  Will we always listen to and obey the Holy Spirit ??  No, because there will always be unredeemed flesh that will cause us to sin…

But unless we as Christians humbly submit to God (James 4:7-8), and confess, repent, and turn from any and all sins…we will not be filled with (under total control by) the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit…Ephesians 5:18-20

1 John 1:9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (NKJV)

This same idea of confessing our sins to God, with godly sorrow and a repentant heart…is what is required by God to become a Christian in His eyes to begin with… (See link below for the Gospel of Christ, which must be understood and obeyed, to be graced by God with salvation)

So seek God’s help and guidance, to be empowered by the Holy Spirit, to hopefully always show grace to others, instead of speaking with words that spew evil…  Confess, repent, and turn from you sins…and allow the full power of the Holy Spirit to guide you into living a life well pleasing to our Father in heaven…

Heavenly Father, I thank You and praise You for who You are…  Help all of Your redeemed children understand that unconfessed sins will keep them from walking in the Spirit, with the joy of their salvation…  I thank You now Father, for the changed lives of those who decide to humble themselves before You, and to confess their sins…  I pray that we may ALL be fully empowered by the Holy Spirit, to share our heart filled with Your love, to those around us in need of Your saving grace…  I pray for this in Jesus’ most precious name, and for His sake…Amen…

Blessings in Christ, bruce

P.S. Here is a link for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…    http://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/

 

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About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... http://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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6 Responses to “God’s Power to ALWAYS Speak Kind Words to Others” 11/21/2016 Written by bruce r. mills

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Thank you for this post! You sharing Ephesians 5 made me think of the different verbs describing the Spirit’s ministry.
    It seems the different terms capture different functions of the Holy Spirit. There seems to be a general dwelling of the Spirit within true believers (1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19). “Filling by the spirit” often seem to show the Spirit enabling people to obey Him or accomplish the tasks God has for them; for instance we see this starting in Exodus 31:3, 35:31 and other examples in the New Testament in places like Luke 1:67, Acts 4:8, 4:31. Sealing of the Spirit is described as occurring on the day of our redemption (Ephesians 4:30) and seems to be the function of the Spirit promising that we would not lose our salvation (Ephesians 1:13, 2 Corinthians 1:22). It seems to me that why we need the Spirit filling us when we are already indwelt and sealed is the same as why we need to be sanctified even as we are saved. I see the language of indwelt and sealed as referring to the Spirit’s role in our salvation while “filled” involves the Spirit’s role of our life after salvation such as sanctification and service to God.

    • Jim, you say…”we need the Spirit filling us”… I see this as our responsibility to submit to the guidance that the Holy Spirit is always administering to the true Christian… When we are obedient to the Holy Spirit’s guidance…we are walking in the Spirit…

      Quick question…When we are Walking in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16), we are light and salt for others to see… If we sin, and don’t confess that sin…are we walking in darkness ?? And is our fellowship we had as we were Walking in the Spirit broken, or at least hindered, until we confess and turn from our sins ?? (1 John 1:9)

      • SLIMJIM says:

        I think your answer is correct. It seems 1 John puts us in a tension because we can’t say we don’t sin but at the same time we can’t be comfortable with sin…the path to assurance of salvation is regular repentance and pursuing Him because of the Gospel motivation!

  2. KIA says:

    You may want to send this to brother wally

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