Aug 6, 2017

Aug 6, 2017 Karla’s Blog
Today’s devotional is teaching us about the Holy spirit. How from the time of Noah to present, the Holy spirit in the form of a dove has roamed the earth looking for a resting place. He found temporary refuge in saints through Biblical history, but as man they eventually sinned, and that required searching for another prospect for the spirits home. Thousands of years went by and nothing. I am sure the Holy spirit was about to just give up. Then Christ came along and the Holy Spirit found a home in the one and only sinless human to be born to the world. Never before and never again.
Christ represents the sacrificial lamb. Just as in the Old testament people would have to sacrifice an offering to God. A ceremony where you were taught to repent of your sins and change your ways and no longer be the person who would commit such mistakes. We have the greatest opportunity ever by being forgiven by the one person who never committed sin, yet was willing to take our sin upon himself, and give us forgiveness. There in No greater gift than to be forgiven by someone who faced the same temptations we do, but stayed above that sin. His mind fully and completely on our Father God and He never steered away from the good and right way to live this life on earth. Setting an example so we know mankind can in fact live without sin. Let us all crave to be more like Him in our everyday life. We can do it, if we stay with  full devotion with our Lord.
I pray you go about the rest of your day feeling God around you in every decision making opportunity and sharing the word in every opportunity possible. Please enjoy this devotional from His Victorious Indwelling:
I come to you and ask each of you to pray for two women we know, who are battling cancer. The God we believe in, and who created this world is still alive and well and healing our world. I have complete faith that He can and will save us from all our sinful ways.

Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.” I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God. JOHN 1:32-34
You remember in the days of Noah, when the flood was upon the earth, Noah sent out a dove in order to see what was the state of matters, and in a short time the dove came back, for she found no resting-place. He sent her out seven days after, and again she came back, but this time with an olive leaf in her mouth. When she was sent forth the third time, she did not return, she had whereon to rest. When the Holy Spirit fell upon the blessed Lord Jesus Christ in the form of a dove, what had happened? For over four thousand years the Holy Spirit had been searching in vain over this earth to find a holy, sinless, spotless man on whom to come and abide. At length here was the One upon whom He could rest. He, so to speak, like the dove, had not found any place whereon to rest. And why did not Noah’s dove rest? Were there not plenty of bodies upon which it might alight? Yes, the water was, so to speak, alive with carrion; corpses floated upon the water everywhere, but these afforded no resting-place. And the Holy Spirit had brooded over the world all these years, and had seen but moral carrion-man, a wretched, ruined, godless, sinful creature in himself. True He had come upon men like Balaam or Saul, but He left them. He had come upon men like David and Isaiah, but He left them. But here was a holy, spotless man, and He came and abode upon Him. Because Jesus was perfect, sinless, and holy, the Holy Spirit came and dwelt in Him. He was in His moral perfection the delight of the Father, the Lamb of God, the Son of God; and, more than that, He who received the Holy Spirit would baptize with the Holy Spirit. That is, He takes your sins away and gives you the Holy Spirit. What a wonderful thing! The One who can take away the sins of men can also give them the Holy Spirit; can give them the needed power for the enjoyment of His life dwelling in their souls. W. T. P.

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