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 RECEIVING GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT
 

                    

       There is no salvation, no eternal life, and no one to be resurrected to eternal life without having received the gift of God's Holy Spirit. In Romans 8:9 Jesus Christ says through Paul,  "--- If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His." Verse 11 also says, "The Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will also quicken (make alive or resurrect) your mortal bodies by the Holy Spirit that dwells in you." Paul continues in verse 14, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." The Scripture is very clear about receiving the Holy Spirit of God  and being led by God's Spirit as being all essential for receiving salvation, and growing in God's Love, and that no one can inherit or be resurrected to eternal life without it.                                          
   
    The question then is, how does one receive the gift of God's Holy Spirit -- the Spirit  of life with power that can influence and enable one to produce the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control, Gal. 5:22, in their life to the point of being born of God now, (I John 4:7), and be called the son of God now, Rom. 8:14?  If God's Spirit can dwell in a person that Christ says must dwell in him in order for that person to bear the fruit of His Spirit, then that person should want to know how he can receive God's Holy Spirit to be assured of eternal life in God's Kingdom, and to know without any question that he will be in that first resurrection.

      In today's professed Christian world there are millions of confessed Christians who believe they have received the Holy Spirit of God, but who have instead received an unholy spirit through the worship of a false christ that has been raised up in their church. This is true because today's Christians have never done what they need to do to receive the Holy Spirit of God through the teachings of the real and true Jesus Christ.

   Jesus Christ  was "SENT TO BLESS PEOPLE IN TURNING EVERYONE FROM HIS SINS," Acts 3:26. This is not turning everyone to a way to continue in their sins as is widely taught through the false spirits of today's worshipped false christs, but turning the heart of a sinner from sin, to a heart that desires to obey God's commandments, which is the fruit of true repentance. This repentance of one's sins must take place in order for Jesus Christ to accept a person for His Grace, which is God's favor granted to receive Christ's forgiveness of a person's sins, and to be granted the gift of God's Holy Spirit, and  the gift of salvation. People desirous of eternal life are commanded to repent, which is the changing of the heart from sin, I John 3:4, to obedience to God's law to be converted in their mind and heart.

    Conversion changes the heart and mind from fleshly mindedness to spiritual mindedness, which can only be done through the help of God's Spirit working in a heart that greatly desires to be obedient to God's spiritual law of love, which are His 10 commandments. This repentance and becoming converted, all must be carried out that your sins may be blotted out, Acts 3:19.

     Acts 3:19 says "Repent you therefore, and be converted that your sins mey be blotted out, when the  times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord."

    Any sinner that repents of his sins (breaking God's law), must change his sinful behavior to be accepted by Jesus Christ. The sinner then is commanded to be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, and must in FAITH believe and accept Christ's sacrifice to justify his sins. Upon these actions and works he can be assured by God's promise that he will be forgiven of his sins, and will by God's promise receive the gift of God's  Holy Spirit, through the laying on of hands, Acts 2:38,  Acts 8:17, 19:6.

  Repentance of breaking God's law and the keeping of God's commandments does not forgive sins, nor does it grant justification, Rom. 3:20, 28. Only the faith and acceptance of Christ and His Sacrifice will forgive sins, and grant  justification, but Jesus Christ does command a sinner's repentance and obedience to God's law, to be doers of His 10 commandments as requirements of His Gospel in order to be accepted for His forgiveness and to be justified by Him, Rom. 2:13. Please read this sentence again, because people reading our articles and due to their lack of God's Spirit in them to give them spiritual understanding, believe this writer is preaching that the keeping of the 10 commandments is what forgives a person and justifies  his sins. No where can anyone find in any of our articles where we preach and teach that the keeping of God's 10 commandments is what forgives and justifies one's sins. Yet people continue to write us telling us that this is what we are teaching, which is a lie and accusing us falsely. Jesus Christ warns about the fate and judgment coming to such accusing people in II Peter 2:9-12.

   However, this writer does teach that there must be a repentance of breaking God's 10 commandments and obedience to the keeping of God's commandments in order for Jesus Christ to accept you for His forgiveness, His justification of your sins and giving you the gifts of His Holy Spirit and salvation. This verse 13 in Rom. 2 is never quoted by all the false teachers in their teaching of error about God's Grace. They teach contrary to God's Word, that the doing of the law is not required to be accepted by Jesus Christ. Paul clearly says in verse 13, "For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified." Paul here makes it emphatically clear it is the doers of the law, meaning the keepers of God's 10 commandments, who Jesus Christ will accept for His Grace, forgiveness and justification of  one's sins.

   The gift of God's Holy Spirit is given as  a token of the power and influence from God to a repentant person, that will enable that person to become totally converted so  he can worship God in spirit and truth, John 4:24. This enabling power will help one to obey His law in its true spiritual intent, and will instruct that person to see the need to live and be led daily by the power of God's Holy Spirit.

     To worship God in spirit and truth is to obey all ten, (not just nine) of His commandments. This is exercising our love to God with all one's heart, and is exercising one's love to one's neighbor and loving them as we should love ourselves, Mat. 22:37-40. This is also exercising one's faith to believe that God knows what is all important  in  one's life, and a person will trust Him in all of His promises, and in all He commands, Gal. 5:14-21-25, II Pet. 1:1-4, Heb. 11:13, John 15:10. This can only be accomplished through the power of God's indwelling, authentic, Holy Spirit working in true believers which all of today's professing Christianity denies and rejects because of their having accepting one of or many of the false spirits in today's accepted false Christianity. 

      Today's false Christianity  in reality denies having receiving God's Spirit and power by teaching  and admitting that they, as professed Christians, cannot keep God's commandments and that no  one can receive enough power through the gift of God's Spirit to obey the ten commandments. They say and teach this in order to justify their sins of disobedience and their denying and lacking God's Spirit of power to do so, so they go about teaching  that Christians are not required to obey God's commandments, to be accepted by Christ.
         
     This is not only a total rejection of Jesus Christ as one's Savior, it is an out and out, clear denial of the power, influence, and possession of God's Holy Spirit dwelling in their life, II Tim. 3:5. They know that the false spirit that they have received from Satan cannot help them keep God's commandments, because it has come from Satan, so they will put down anyone that is righteous, who keeps and teaches the keeping of God's commandments and call them a legalist and a Pharisee. They know neither the meaning of legalist or the works of a Pharisee.  God through Timothy has foretold that this would be the way it would be, that today's professed Christians "would have a form of Christianity, but deny the power thereof: from such turn away." But today's confessing Christians and their false ministers are content in their warm cocoon of a church fellowship of sin and don't want to be disturbed!
           
   This false, lying teaching of today's Christian preachers that  no commandment keeping is necessary to be accepted for Christ's grace is from Satan, himself, John 8:43-47, and is an affront and hatred against Jesus Christ, His message, His death  and His shed blood, and the purpose of Him giving  God's Holy Spirit.  This also is making manifest who are the seed of  Satan, the devil and who are truly of Jesus Christ, I John 3:8-10. This heresy and false, lying teaching is an open acknowledgment and confession that they, "today's Christians," do not have God's Holy Spirit dwelling in them, and cannot know and even recognize its power and fruit in others, nor do they know how one receives God's Spirit.

     These false Christians are not converted to true Christianity and are not living by God's law of love, and instead are living by the flesh and a false love created in their churches. Neither one of these, a spirit of following the flesh, or the spirit of their false love is the fruit and manifestation of the true Spirit of God. These are some of the false spirits manisfested and working in the churches of today's Christianity, that produces rebellion against God, against God's law, and is a sure sign and proof one  has not received the true Holy Spirit of God, Rom. 8:7.

Anyone living by the flesh is none of His, Romans 8:9 . "To be fleshly minded is death but to be spiritually minded is life," Romans 8:6. "The fleshly mind is enmity (hateful) against God, for it is not subject to the law of God (God's ten commandments) neither indeed can be," Romans 8:7. "For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God," Romans 8:13-14. How much clearer can Christ make it about the need to receive God's Spirit?

      The fleshly minded person will not submit or subject himself to God's law, or else he  tries to minimize God's Ten Commandments, by teaching they are not important in teaching God's love and in  receiving salvation. They teach also that it is impossible to keep God's commandments, and that obeying God's law is legalism, as if true believers are teaching that law-keeping is the only requirement to receiving salvation, and that commandment keeping is against what Christ commands. Some go so far in their hatred or hostility against Christ that they teach Jesus Christ did away with The Ten Commandments at His death, an absolute lie, even though Christ plainly said He came not (in life or death) to abolish (do-away) the law-the 10 commandments, statutes, and judgments, but to fulfill, Mat. 5:17.

   Jesus Christ also said a number of times in His teaching, and inspired to be said that one must keep the commandments,  meaning the 10 commandments in order to receive eternal life, Mat. 5:19-22; Mat.7:23 (where Christ speaks out against iniquity, people working against commandment keeping); Mat. 19:17-19, Mark 10:17-19. Today's Christianity is a ministry and membership of the flesh, and not of the spirit, because they are not taught the truth about the receiving of God's Holy Spirit, and that the Holy Spirit of God cannot be received by a hostile, fleshly minded, person, that is against obeying The Ten Commandments of Jesus Christ, Gal. 5:14-26, Gal. 2:17-18. Christ said all things are possible through Him, yes even keeping the 10 commandments, Mark 10:17-26. Paul said that "I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me," Phil. 4:13 But today's confessing Christians deny God's Spirit and deny Jesus Christ who could strengthen them to do the impossible in their minds, and that is to keep God's 10 commandments.

        False Christians of today's Christianity also use a perverted teaching of Romans the 7th chapter to deny the power of having received God's Spirit, to overcome their on-going sins, and so compromise their sins and live their life by the ways of the flesh. They teach by this chapter that Paul as a Christian, lived by the flesh and was fleshly minded, and was dominated by  his fleshly desires and sins, even though Paul stated in Romans 8:6 that to be fleshly minded is death. What Paul is showing in this 7th chapter is how the fleshly mind and spiritual mind works. The keys to understanding Romans 7 is found in verse 5, 18, and 25, where Paul said, verse 5, "When we were in the flesh" meaning before he and the Roman saint's conversion, and having received God's Spirit.

     Paul then proceeds to explain how the fleshly mind works in a carnal minded person and how it worked in him  before his conversion, and how it even works now in a person who lives either by quenching the Spirit of God, or lives without the Spirit of God, verse 18. In verse 25, Paul gives thanks that he lives by the Spirit, which is the mind and Spirit of Christ living in him, and not by the law of sin, meaning the power and authority of sin over his life, through the ways of the flesh.

      The way of the flesh is the way of sin, and as long as a person lives this fleshly, unrepentant way of life, sin has priority and authority over one's life. Paul goes on to say that the law, (that is trying to obey the law) is weak through the flesh, by those who are determined to live by the flesh, Romans 8:3. But those walking-living by the spirit can fulfill the righteousness of the law, meaning, they can keep God's Ten Commandments and overcome the breaking of those commandments, verse 4. God says in verse 6, "To be fleshly minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

Any person whose life's concerns and thoughts is mainly on the flesh, is laying up treasures on this earth. Any person whose main communication and fellowship with others involves the flesh -- the physical, will reap the fruit of the flesh, Phil. 3:18-21. Anyone whose whole life revolves  around the flesh, where the things of the flesh comes first in his life, is proof, one does not have the Holy Spirit, and is not being led by the Spirit. By their fruit you shall know them, Mat. 7:20-21. 

      Christ says, "Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness (seeking the spiritual things first) and all these things, the physical necessities of life, shall be added (provided for you)," Mat. 6:33. Any person who does not daily put God first, by daily studying His Word, by digesting and assimilating His Word into his heart and mind, and who is not daily on his knees praying for His help, to be spiritually minded, and to be spirit led, is not being led by the Spirit of God, but by the flesh. This person either does not have the Holy Spirit of God, or is greatly quenching the working of the Spirit that could come to be in his life.

     Satan and his messengers (ministers), along with the media are working overtime feverishly to keep people's minds on the flesh and fleshly pursuits. All that is put before you on televison, ministers with all of their shows of how their god, (people's money), has blessed them along with all of their fake healings proves this to be true. This with all of the media, TV, soap operas, sports with all of their commercials, all the videos, all that is in books and magazines uncovering the nakedness of the flesh of people,  proves where people's minds are kept on the pursuit of the flesh and lust of the flesh. There is no time left in people's life for God, Jesus Christ and pursuing the opportunity for eternal life. Satan knows this mindset of man and will continue his evil work of displaying all the desires, lusts of the flesh as being all important, to keep you out of God's Kingdom.

    What is the conversation of people today? It is all about things of the flesh. Satan and his ministers desire to keep from believers this vital information of how one receives God's Spirit and how one is led by God's Holy Spirit to gain eternal life by him keeping their minds all involved with things of the flesh. Man's lust and the pursuit of the flesh  deceives man of how he can receive God's Spirit. The pursuit of the things of the flesh can even cause the quenching of the development of God's Holy Spirit in those who have been given the earnest of the Spirit, and can blind the mind of how one receives more of God's Spirit. Everyone must ask himself, am I being led by the Spirit of God, or by  my own flesh and all its fleshly desires through the deception of a false spirit that I have accepted as being God's Spirit from Jesus Christ???

       Our loving and merciful Savior set aside His Holy Feast Day of the year called Pentecost, Acts 2:1-17, to remind and help people understand about the giving and receiving of God's Holy Spirit. This Holy Day makes God real in a person's life through the giving of the power of His Holy Spirit. But this Holy Day is not even recognized and kept in today's accepted Christianity. Its importance is nearly all forgotten and lost. WHAT A SHAME! What a missed opportunity in learning about salvation, to worship God in Spirit and truth, and how one receives the Holy Spirit to be assured of salvation, and to be resurrected into His everlasting Kingdom.

    Learn, hear, and heed what the Spirit is saying to the churches in Rev. 2 and 3! Some in these churches were not being led by the Spirit of God, but by the flesh, and needed to repent and overcome the sin of being led by the flesh. Have you done what  God has commanded to receive God's Holy Spirit, and if you have, are you now being led by that Spirit of God or by the flesh? If you do not have God's Holy Spirit and are not being led by God's Holy Spirit, then don't expect to be saved, and  be in the resurrection of God's saints to receive eternal life, because you are not one of Christ's saints.  Rom. 8:9 "---Now if any man have not the spirit of Christ he is none of His."

   Jesus Christ says He going to reject all those who think they know Him by their own works, them thinking they are doing many seemingly mighty wonderful works and by them calling Him Lord, Lord, but Christ is going to say to them, "I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity," Mat. 7:21-23.  

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