“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Thessalonians 5:23.
What a climate we live in today! A diner I’ve stopped in through the years has two TV screens – one sports and one news. I’ve noticed lately they are now playing sports on both screens!
The noise of the world can be stilled as we take time to spend in our prayer closets, being refreshed. This practice also helps quiet our hearts, that we might be sensitive to the Holy Spirit within. As Christians, even in the midst of turmoil and confusion, we can abide in His rest, that our attitudes, words, and lives might reflect the mind of Christ and heart of God.
As we yield to the Holy Spirit, spiritual warfare is accomplished not only through our times of worship, prayers, or declarations, but also as we act contrary to the prevailing spirit. Today, a spirit of offense is predominant, impacting every level of society. We can weaken that stronghold as we choose not to carry offense in our own hearts, but instead reach out to understand, then allow compassion, forgiveness, and love to work in and through us.
Jesus was born with a sinless nature. Because of that, He never had a wrong attitude or action, nor was He ever wounded by the things He experienced. He always had complete faith in His Father and was the express image of His person. Jesus won a perfect victory on the cross as He forgave, committing His spirit to God in utter trust.
Jesus, the perfect son of God could do this because He was sinless, therefore He did not react, but rather was free to respond according to God’s heart, purpose, and plan. Yet God is bringing forth a people today who are being healed and cleansed (sanctified wholly), so they too can display that same victory. As we are willing, the Lord is removing everything from within our hearts that would react or become offended, forming in us instead His nature and character, His love, mercy, and compassion, that Christ might be seen in and through our lives.
I love the testimony of Jesus in John 14:31, where He says the prince of this world comes but has nothing in Him, “but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do.” Oh, to be able to say that!
As we enter into 2019, may the very God of peace Himself, as the Amplified Bible says, “sanctify you through and through,” that body, soul, and spirit, we will be found complete, or blameless in Him. How I love this promise!
“Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it” 1 Thessalonians 5:24. May we cooperate, opening wide the door for His working in our hearts!
I welcome you to visit our website, www.wadetaylor.org. As a forerunner, truths my dad spoke bring a relevant word for today and also move beyond the present day into the day still before us. May his teachings be a source of spiritual edification and impartation to you, as you consider the words shared and allow them to be worked into your life experience.
Each month I highlight one article on our website, www.wadetaylor.org. This month’s article is called “Our Becoming Transparent” by Wade Taylor. To see it, go to our website; then click on Article of the Month.
Our spring Parousia Gathering will be May 18, 2019, in Thurmont, MD. If you are able to come, it is important you let me know before May 4, 2019, so we can confirm our reservation with the Mountain Gate Family Restaurant.
Our summer Parousia Gathering will be August 10, 2019, at Whole Word Fellowship in Oakton, VA.
Our fall Parousia Gathering will be November 9, 2019, in Thurmont, MD. Again, if you are able to come, please contact us at least two weeks prior, or before October 26, 2019, so we can confirm our reservation with the restaurant.
If you are not on our email list, I encourage you to join! Most updates are now communicated through emails. To join, or update your email address, go to www.wadetaylor.org. Toward the bottom of the home page, you will find a place to add your email address under Contact Us.
Wade Taylor Publications: www.wadetaylorpublications.org is a separate part of my dad’s ministry that was close to his heart. On this website, you can buy Books, CDs, and DVDs by Wade Taylor. Also a prayer ministry, their contact information is on their website.
Our prayer is that you increasingly prosper, both spiritually and in your life circumstances, beyond all that you have experienced in the past, and also, may you be blessed in life, in health, and in all that is before you.
Nancy Taylor Warner