Re-Centering in God’s Word

Signs You Are in Step with

the Holy Spirit;

that you are being sanctified.

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Jesus is clear:  His new creation will be visible.

While the new creation in you is by the Holy Spirit and is a great blessing and a deep mystery, it is not mysterious and intangible. The signs of that new creation can be discerned and are clearly revealed in Scripture. 

Jesus’ disciples will be known by their—tangible, visible and identifiable—love for one another and for their enemies and by the good fruit that they produce.

Now Love is always patient, always kind, never arrogant, never boastful, never rude, never insists on its own way, never irritable, never resentful, rejoices not in wrongdoing, rejoices in the truth, bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails and never ends. [1 Cor 13:4-8]

Now the Fruit of the Holy Spirit Is: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  [Gal  5:22]

Are these  signs of the new creation evident in your life?

If you experience the fruit of the Holy Spirit, it is a sign you are being sanctified; that is, beginning to have the mind of Christ 24/7.

Sanctification = Awareness of One’s Sins

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.  I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”     [Lk 18:14-16]


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