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Friday, June 16, 2023

Past Joy, Future Joy = Present Joy - 28 Day Joy Challenge – Day 14 – Purity 1070


Past Joy, Future Joy = Present Joy - 28 Day Joy Challenge – Day 14 –  Purity 1070

Purity 1070 06/16/2023 Purity 1070 Podcast

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Good morning,

Today’s photo a wide view of a magical sunset over the Oswego West Pierhead lighthouse comes to us from Celestial Blue photography as Rocco Saya recently shared this shot from May 22nd, 2020, on social media, again.  Although FB isn’t what it used to be it, one of the things it still does right is that it causes us to look at our pasts by periodically reminding us of what we posted previously.  It reminded Rocco of these shots he took in 2020, and it caused him to share them again blessing all his friends with their beauty, either for the first time or as a memory of the first time Rocco shared it. Rocco’s work and his decision to fondly recall it and share it again undoubtedly gave him joy, gave me joy, and now I am passing it along to all who see this message. 

Yup, Joy is contagious and if the fact that its Friday doesn’t cause you to rejoice, and thank the Lord, I hope Rocco’s photo brings a smile to your face.  

Anyway, while we can experience joy in the present moment by remembering good things in the past,  we can also experience joy anticipating good things to come.  

While I know many people who are suffering through trials currently, we joyfully anticipate the time in the future when they will overcome by moving above and beyond their present difficulties or by accepting the conditions of their “new normal” with humility and contentment.   

Currently, I am suffering negative consequences due to the actions of others, myself, or just due to the nature of this fallen world,  and as much as I have learned to meet problems head on and like to “get ‘er done”, sometimes we run into situations where things are beyond our control, and we have to just wait.   

On Thursday, Glo – one of TammyLyn’s “inherited” cats was viciously attacked by an unknown predator. She luckily had the strength to escape and has been treated by the vet, but she suffered a gaping bite wound to one of her hind legs and several other superficial puncture wounds from the predator’s teeth.  Even though the vet bill has been paid, and TammyLyn will do all she can to make Glo comfortable, her healing is in God’s hands now (as all healing and everything is) and we will have to wait to see when she will be her old self again, although she will have to readjust to her new normal of being a housebound cat as her running out the door and roaming free days are over.  

So in spite of this latest calamity, in other friends’ calamities, we are here to remind ourselves and everyone who hears or reads this message to

·       Do everything you can to prevent and solve problems.

·       Leave the Rest up to God.

·       And Anticipate good things to come.  

Romans 8:28 (NKJV) tells us
28  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 

God is working all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose and because I know that I love the Lord and am trying my best to continually answer the call of His purpose on my life, I know this truth applies to me and that I can anticipate good things coming my way. Even if I were to suffer the rest of my life here on earth, I know that I am guaranteed the “good thing” of being in God’s kingdom in eternity or when Christ comes to rule and reign on the earth.  

But I’m not just anticipating the joy of heaven, I am walking by faith in the power of the Holy Spirit, and I experience the fruit of the Spirit as I go – so I have peace, joy, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, patience, and self-control even in the midst of trials and traumas.   So I continually look for “the good” and live my life in a way to continually experience joy. 

Gratitude for what I have right now – gives me joy right now. Anticipating the good things to come – like healing, overcoming, and – in my case tonight being reunited with my loving wife at my countryside home- give me joy right now and in their future fulfillment. And finally, like Celestial Blue Photography’s photo from 2020, when I remember the things of the past that were good (or how God helped me overcome the bad) – I remember the joy of the past and experience it here in the present!

And that brings us to our current series where I am walking through the 28 Day Joy Challenge, (https://4habits.org/) because we are encouraging ourselves and others, you, to “find peace” in our lives by increasing our capacity for joy and by building our emotional resilience through simple practices of quieting and appreciation.

The 28 Day Joy challenge is based on Dr. Marcus Warner & Chris Coursey’s latest book, The Four Habits of Joy-Filled People, and you can sign up to take it for free, and purchase a variety of books from Warner and Coursey on topic of Joy, by going to https://4habits.org/.  

So let’s jump into Day 14, which will direct us to remember an activity from our past that gave us joy. 

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Day 14 - Past Joy = Present Joy

 

Welcome to Day 14 of the 28 Days to Joy Challenge!

Today’s Encouragement:

The exercises you are practicing have the ability to produce in you a healthier, more balanced brain and nervous system. What you are doing today will benefit your mind and body for the rest of your life! Way to go!

Today’s Practice: Exercise 14

Our exercise today helps us appreciate the past and understand more about ourselves.

- How This Exercise Will Benefit You:

Remembering the good stuff from our past trains our brain to scan for the good stuff in the present.

- Exercise Steps:

Reflect on a favorite activity you enjoyed from your childhood. Identify how you feel as you remember this activity. Share your thoughts with someone, including what was meaningful about this reflection exercise.

Have fun with this exercise. We pick up tomorrow with more joy practice!

This morning as I sat down to do today’s joy practice I thought back to my childhood days and thought about the different activities that I enjoyed doing as a kid. As a child of the late 70’s and 80’s, like many others from my generation, I spent a lot of my time “outside” as being indoors seemed to be a privilege we could only enjoy in times of inclement weather as our parents would command us to “get out of the house” and to not come back home until dinner. 

Recently, I saw one of my fellow gen X-ers post a video in response to a millennial who couldn’t understand why we drank from garden hoses as youths by asking “Didn’t they have sinks in the past?’ to which she informed this entitled clueless young man of the reality of our pasts where weren’t allowed in doors and we were expected to “survive” on our own with the bare necessities.  We didn’t have cell phones, video games were just emerging, we really allowed to watch TV, as we were told to “entertain ourselves” or just to “go out and do something!”

In those days we would play “ball” – not as a travel league – sure we had organized sports but we also regularly “played ball” as a family or neighborhood past time phenomenon – baseball, football, basketball, “catch” and weird unorganized games of our own creation were what we did. 

“Cycling” wasn’t a hobby – it was a way of life – almost every kid a bike and we would take all over our local communities and to outlying  barren wilderness areas as well.   

However, as much as those things were a part of virtually every kid in the 80’s lives, the activity I decided to fondly recall was “swimming”.   I was taught to swim at  Oakdale “lake” – or pond?  In Hudson NY as, TammyLyn would say, a “little bitty” and I loved it from the start.  Our family would go to outings at Lake Taghkanic State Park, vacations to Lake George, Cape Cod, Myrtle Beach, New Smyrna Beach in Florida, and my brothers and friends would go to nearby creeks and to the quarries off of Newman Road and as varied as all these locations were they all had “swimming in common”. 

As a kid, my parents’ dual income blessed us with the means to get an in ground swimming pool and as an adult I enjoyed raising my kids with an above ground swimming pool of my own.  

I have so many memories of the people, places, and things of my life where swimming was a highlight of times of joy.  I loved to swim with my family and friends, and I love to swim by myself.  There is something about the freedom of movement and the refreshment that is found in the water that can be found nowhere else and to this day, when I travel I usually book accommodations where swimming is possible.  Remembering all these things about swimming this morning filled me with joy over my past and has me thinking about planning a swimming outing in the near future!  

So what about you, what activity from your past gave you joy? Do you still do it today?   Whether you are only “remembering when” or have plans to do that activity again soon, why not share your joy over it by sharing it with a friend? 

When we share our joy, it spreads. So your fond remembrances of things that gave you joy can not only spark joy in your day today, but it can also bring joy to others.

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For those who want more evidence for Christianity than my simple apologetic will provide, I offer apologist, Frank Turek’s website, https://crossexamined.org/ .

Today’s Bible verse comes to us from “The NLT Bible Promise Book for Men”.

This morning’s meditation verses are:

Matthew 6:33 (NLT2)
33  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Today’s verse are the words of Jesus that give us two simple instructions that encompass the purpose of the lives of a Christian disciple: to borrow from the NKJV: …seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Seeking the kingdom of God is not only seeking a redeemed relationship with the Lord but also involves seeking His wisdom and ways for our lives.  His righteousness not only involves “living righteously” – it also points to Jesus – our means of righteousness.  

I recently commented on Matthew 6:33 during the last “Bible Study with the Cincotti’s” and how deep and wide it is in its meaning and application and will hold that it is a key verse for a disciple of Jesus Christ to live by.  

So seek the kingdom of God above all else and live righteously and you will see God give you everything you need.  

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As always, I invite all to go to mt4christ.org where I always share insights from prominent Christian theologians and counselors to assist my brothers and sisters in Christ with their walk.

Today we continue sharing from  The Holy Spirit By A.W. Pink.

As always, I share this information for educational purposes and encourage you all to purchase A.W. Pink’s books for your own private study and to support his work.  This resource is available online for $0.99 (https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Spirit-Arthur-Pink-Collection-ebook/dp/B008CM5292/ref=sr_1_3?crid=AHKAQOM39CTN&keywords=a.w.+pink+the+holy+spirit&qid=1684376225&sprefix=a.w.+pink+the+holy+spirit+%2Caps%2C96&sr=8-3)  

A.W. Pink’s The Holy Spirit

9 -The Work of the Spirit

It is a great mistake to suppose that the works of the Spirit are all of one kind, or that His operations preserve an equality as to degree. To insist that they are and do would be ascribing less freedom to the Third Person of the Godhead than is enjoyed and exercised by men. There is variety in the activities of all voluntary agents: even human beings are not confined to one sort of work, nor to the production of the same kind of effects; and where they design so to do, they moderate them as to degrees according to their power and pleasure. Much more so is it with the Holy Spirit. The nature and kind of His works are regulated by His own will and purpose. Some He executes by the touch of His finger (so to speak), in others He puts forth His hand, while in yet others (as on the day of Pentecost) He lays bare His arm. He works by no necessity of His nature, but solely according to the pleasure of His will (1 Cor. 12:).

Upon Both the Unsaved and the Saved

Many of the works of the Spirit, though perfect in kind and fully accomplishing their design, are wrought by Him upon and within men who, nevertheless, are not saved. “The Holy Spirit is present with many as to powerful operations, with whom He is not present as to gracious inhabitation. Or, many are made partakers of Him in His spiritual gifts, who are not made partakers of Him in His saving grace: Matthew 7:22, 23” (John Owen on Heb. 6:4). The light which God furnishes different souls varies considerably, both in kind and degree. Nor should we be surprised at this in view of the adumbration in the natural world: how wide is the difference between the glimmering of the stars from the radiance of the full moon, and that again from the shining of the midday sun. Equally wide is the gulf which separates the savage with his faint illumination of conscience from one who has been educated under a Christian ministry, and greater still is the difference between the spiritual understanding of the wisest unregenerate professor and the feeblest babe in Christ; yet each has been a subject of the Spirit’s operations.

“The Holy Spirit works in two ways. In some men’s hearts He works with restraining grace only, and the restraining grace, though it will not save them, is enough to keep them from breaking out into the open and corrupt vices in which some men indulge who are totally left by the restraints of the Spirit.… God the Holy Spirit may work in men some good desires and feelings, and yet have no design of saving them. But mark, none of these feelings are things that accompany salvation, for if so, they would be continued. But He does not work Omnipotently to save, except in the persons of His own elect, whom He assuredly bringeth unto Himself. I believe, then, that the trembling of Felix is to be accounted for by the restraining grace of the Spirit quickening his conscience and making him tremble” (C. H. Spurgeon on Acts 24:25).

The Holy Spirit has been robbed of much of His distinctive glory through Christians failing to perceive His varied workings. In concluding that the operations of the blessed Spirit are confined unto God’s elect, they have been hindered from offering to Him that praise which is His due for keeping this wicked world a fit place for them to live. Few today realize how much the children of God owe to the Third Person of the Trinity for holding in leash the children of the Devil, and preventing them from utterly consuming Christ’s church on earth. It is true there are comparatively few texts which specifically refer to the distinctive Person of the Spirit as reigning over the wicked, but once it is seen that in the Divine economy all is from God the Father, all is through God the Son, and all is by God the Spirit, each is given His proper and separate place in our hearts and thoughts.[1]

 

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Join our “Victory over the Darkness”, “The Bondage Breaker”, "Freedom in Christ" series of Discipleship Classes via the mt4christ247 podcast!

at https://mt4christ247.podbean.com, You can also find it on Apple podcasts

(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mt4christ247s-podcast/id1551615154). The mt4christ247 podcast is also available on Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartradio, and Audible.com. 

These teachings are also available on the MT4Christ247 You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@MT4Christ247

Email me at mt4christ247@gmail.com to receive the class materials, share your progress, and to be encouraged.

My wife, TammyLyn, also offers Christian encouragement via her Ask Seek Knock blog (https://tammylynask.blogspot.com/ ),  her Facebook Group: Ask, Seek, Knock (https://www.facebook.com/groups/529047851449098 ) and her podcast Ask, Seek, and Knock on Podbean (https://feed.podbean.com/tammalyn78/feed.xml)

For those who require the assistance of a Deeper Walk International Prayer Minister to experience healing or your freedom in Christ, I highly recommend Christy Edge’s Life on the Edge Freedom Prayer Ministry. You can schedule a session by going to : https://cedge216.wixsite.com/life-on-the-edge     

“The views, opinions, and commentary of this publication are those of the author, M.T. Clark, only, and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of any of the photographers, artists, ministries, or other authors of the other works that may be included in this publication, and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of any entities the author may represent.”

Encouragement for the Path of Christian Discipleship


[1] Arthur Walkington Pink, The Holy Spirit (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, n.d.).

Saturday, June 3, 2023

This Land is Our Land - 28 Day Joy Challenge – Day 3 – Purity 1059

This Land is Our Land - 28 Day Joy Challenge – Day 3 –  Purity 1059

Purity 1059 06/03/2023 Purity 1059 Podcast

Purity 1059 on YouTube: Coming Soon!

Good morning,

Today’s photo comes to us from Celestial Blue Photography’s Rocco Saya who shared this scene on social media on May 24th describing it as: A man stands at the edge of Fort Ontario’s field , peering out over our shore and off in the distance is our lighthouse, for tonight’s sunset.  I love way Rocco captured the sunset over this field featuring a plethora of pollinated dandelions ready to spread their seeds, but I also love the way he not only “owns this scene” but shares it by referring to Lake Ontario’s coastline as “our shore” and Oswego’s lighthouse as “our lighthouse”.  It reminds me of the Woody Guthrie song “This Land is Your Land” where even someone who held what some would say were conflicting political, social, and religious views proclaimed that all around him a “voice was sounding, This land was made for you and me” ( https://g.co/kgs/CaZZw6) .  Guthrie reportedly “placed little faith in organized religion” but believed in Jesus Christ and the “millennial return of the working-class carpenter, who would bring peace, equality, and justice to the world.” (https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/13445#:~:text=Guthrie%20placed%20little%20faith%20in,and%20justice%20to%20the%20world.)  

While I don’t think Guthrie and I would agree on everything politically, (he was associated with socialist if not communist leanings), I think the small amount of research I did this morning indicates we both believed in God as the Creator and Christ as the Savior and that even though we wouldn’t agree on everything – if we both put our faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior of our lives, we might just be standing next to one another some day singing the Lord’s praises in God’s eternal kingdom. 

The world was made for you and me, so let’s enjoy it and share it with others, but if we really want to express our love for others and the God who gave us this wonderful world, we should also share the good news of Jesus, because even though this land was made for you and me, and countless others, one day Jesus will return to reclaim it and reign over it and in order to remain in His kingdom we need to not only know who Jesus is, we need to make Him our master and choose to follow where He leads.   

Well, it’s Saturday and I’m not quite sure where the Lord will lead me today but I do have plans to go to the “Man Up” Event at Starpoint Church tonight where NY baseball legend, Daryl Strawberry will be speaking on the goodness of God and will undoubtedly share how His relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, pulled him out of the darkness of addiction and brokenness to transform his life from a cautionary tale of the dangers of fame, wealth, and substance abuse into a stirring testimony of how the Lord can redeem our lives and change our hearts to give us meaning, hope, and a future of purpose.   I have heard Strawberry speak his testimony before and I look forward to hearing it again because although we come from different backgrounds and may not agree on everything, we have a mutual friend, Lord, and Savior in Jesus.

Our faith – this faith was made for you, Daryl, and me – gives us a new life! But to realize and experience the full potential of our new life in Christ, we have to be real, and we have to really follow Christ with the way we live.  When we repent and surrender to God’s will for our lives, we can look forward to good things – like God’s continual presence in our lives, the growth of the fruit of the Spirit, and the consequences of living a simple Christian life of righteous thoughts and deeds.   A life in Christ gives us something to look forward to, it gives us the ability to anticipate good things in our lives.  

And that brings us to our current series where I am walking through the 28 Day Joy Challenge, (https://4habits.org/) which is based on Dr. Marcus Warner & Chris Coursey’s latest book, The Four Habits of Joy-Filled People.

You can sign up for the 28 Day Joy Challenge for free and purchase a variety of books from Warner and Coursey on topic of Joy, by going to https://4habits.org/.  

So let’s jump into Day 3, which just happens to deal with looking ahead towards good things on our horizon.

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Day 3 - Planning for Joy

Welcome to Day 3 of the 28 Days to Joy Challenge!

Today’s Encouragement:

Don’t worry if these exercises do not come naturally to you and even feel a little clunky. We are building new habits in our brains, and this takes time! Every day, practicing joy will come more naturally until you can do it even without the exercise prompt.

Today’s Practice: Exercise 3

Today we will focus on training our brains to expect good things in life.

- How This Exercise Will Benefit You:

Anticipation of good experiences can help us build joy. It also trains us to scan the environment for what is good. This practice creates hope and energy, and our perspective on life becomes more positive!

- Exercise Steps:

As you think about the week ahead, what are you looking forward to? Is there a person or group of people you hope to see? What do you expect to do? How do you expect to feel? Share your thoughts about the what and why with a friend.

Have fun with this exercise. We pick up tomorrow with more joy practice!

(https://4habits.org/)

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Well, when I sat down to think about what I am looking forward to this week,  I am blessed to confess that my local church community at Starpoint Church provides me with more than one thing to look forward to.  

Tonight’s “Man Up” Event provides me with the opportunity to have some fun with the men of my church as we will be gathering at 6pm to enjoy food, games, and fellowship before we worship and hear Daryl Strawberry speak, and then have the option of ending the evening with campfires and S’mores!

Tomorrow, being Sunday, I can look forward to worship and a message from Pastor Jack Graham. Graham leads Prestonwood Baptist church in Plano, Texas  and has supported our church financially and spiritually by being a mentor and friend to our senior pastor, Roscoe Lily.   

And as much as these two events may be enough to look forward to, when I looked at today’s Joy Practice and was prompted to think of something that I was looking forward to I immediately thought of the next meeting of Celebrate Freedom – the Recovery/Discipleship growth group that I facilitate on Wednesday nights.  I especially look forward to Celebrate Freedom because this week the lesson is teaching us Principle 3 of the Celebrate Recovery’s 8 principles, which directs us to “Consciously choose to commit all of my life and will to Christ’s care and control.”  

I am looking forward to seeing my Celebrate Freedom friends again as we will meet to encourage one another in our walks of faith, give thanks and worship to the Lord, and honestly share from our experience since last week. 

So because of my faith and decision to follow the Lord, I have a lot to look forward to this week, and I don’t mind sharing my thoughts with you about the “what and whys” of what I am anticipating to be “good things”.  

Today’s Joy Challenge is prompting us to look ahead to good things in our immediate future and the great news is that even if you don’t have anything planned, it is never too late to make plans and to experience the continuous joy available to Christians by making the decision to “consciously commit all your life and will to the care of Christ”. 

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For those who want more evidence for Christianity than my simple apologetic will provide, I offer apologist, Frank Turek’s website, https://crossexamined.org/ .

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Today’s Bible verse comes to us from my morning Bible Study as I left “The NLT Bible Promise Book for Men” at my place down by the River, but in honor of that missing resource I am sharing today’s chosen verse from the NLT, even though I am currently walking through the NASB.

This morning’s meditation verse is:

Zechariah 2:11 (NLT2)
11  Many nations will join themselves to the LORD on that day, and they, too, will be my people. I will live among you, and you will know that the LORD of Heaven’s Armies sent me to you.

 

Today’s verse  gives us something to look forward to as the Old Testament prophet was speaking of the future fulfillment of the millennium kingdom, where many nations will join themselves to the Lord, and Jesus Christ comes back to rule and reign.    

Talk about a future and a hope! When I think about how the Bible not only reveals the truth of Jesus Christ and His earthly ministry in the past, but how it reports that “this isn’t over yet” and that scripture indicates that Jesus will rule on the earth for a thousand years, BEFORE – there is a “new heaven and a new earth”.  my imagination is pushed to its limits over “What will that be like!” 

I mean that idea – that prophecy – that thing to come – Jesus ruling the earth for 1,000 years should rightfully fill us with hope, but when I try to imagine it I get one of those “This is too much LORD!” moments and have to let it go and just trust that whatever happens, or however that comes to pass, and whatever that means, I can relax and rejoice that it will mean the Jesus – will physically be with us.  Our Immanuel will literally be with us, on the earth, ruling and reigning!

That’s good news, but surprisingly that will only be another beginning as there will be another “end times” as rest of the Revelation promises indicate there will be no more death, sorrow, tears, or pain as Christ will one day make all things new – as in a new heaven and earth!

So rejoice, if you have faith in Jesus – God is with you now and as the Lord’s plans come into fulfillment, His presence will only increase in our lives, and for all eternity. That is something to look forward to!

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As always, I invite all to go to mt4christ.org where I always share insights from prominent Christian theologians and counselors to assist my brothers and sisters in Christ with their walk.

Today we continue sharing from  The Holy Spirit By A.W. Pink.

As always, I share this information for educational purposes and encourage you all to purchase A.W. Pink’s books for your own private study and to support his work.  This resource is available online for $0.99 (https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Spirit-Arthur-Pink-Collection-ebook/dp/B008CM5292/ref=sr_1_3?crid=AHKAQOM39CTN&keywords=a.w.+pink+the+holy+spirit&qid=1684376225&sprefix=a.w.+pink+the+holy+spirit+%2Caps%2C96&sr=8-3)  

A.W. Pink’s The Holy Spirit  

7 - The Holy Spirit and Christ

We are afraid that our treatment of the particular aspect of this many-sided theme which is now before us is rather too abstruse for some of our readers to follow, yet we trust they will kindly bear with us as we endeavor to write for those who are anxious for help on the deeper things of God.

The Deeper Things of God

As stated before, we are seeking to minister unto widely different classes, unto those with differing capacities, and therefore we wish to provide a varied spiritual menu. He who is hungry will not leave the table in disgust because one dish thereon appeals not to him. We ask their forbearance while we seek to give something like completeness to our exposition of the subject as a whole.

“As the humanity of Christ was assumed into the Hypostatic union, we may fitly say, on the one hand, that the Person of Christ was anointed, so far as the call to office was concerned; while we bear in mind, on the other hand, that it is the humanity that is anointed in as far as we contemplate the actual supplies of God’s gifts and graces, aids and endowments, necessary to the execution of His office. But that we may not be engulfed in onesidedness, it must be also added that the Holy Spirit, according to the order of the Trinity, interposes His power only to execute the will of the Son

as to the unction of the Lord Jesus by the Spirit, it was different according to the three grades successively imparted. The first grade was at the incarnation; the second coincided with His baptism, the third and highest grade was at the ascension, when He sat down on His mediatorial throne, and received from the Father the gift of the Spirit to bestow upon His Church in abundant measure” (G. Smeaton).[1]

---------------------------more tomorrow------------------------

Join our “Victory over the Darkness”, “The Bondage Breaker”, "Freedom in Christ" series of Discipleship Classes via the mt4christ247 podcast!

at https://mt4christ247.podbean.com, You can also find it on Apple podcasts

(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mt4christ247s-podcast/id1551615154). The mt4christ247 podcast is also available on Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartradio, and Audible.com. 

These teachings are also available on the MT4Christ247 You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@MT4Christ247

Email me at mt4christ247@gmail.com to receive the class materials, share your progress, and to be encouraged.

My wife, TammyLyn, also offers Christian encouragement via her Ask Seek Knock blog (https://tammylynask.blogspot.com/ ),  her Facebook Group: Ask, Seek, Knock (https://www.facebook.com/groups/529047851449098 ) and her podcast Ask, Seek, and Knock on Podbean (https://feed.podbean.com/tammalyn78/feed.xml)

For those who require the assistance of a Deeper Walk International Prayer Minister to experience healing or your freedom in Christ, I highly recommend Christy Edge’s Life on the Edge Freedom Prayer Ministry. You can schedule a session by going to : https://cedge216.wixsite.com/life-on-the-edge     

“The views, opinions, and commentary of this publication are those of the author, M.T. Clark, only, and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of any of the photographers, artists, ministries, or other authors of the other works that may be included in this publication, and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of any entities the author may represent.”

Encouragement for the Path of Christian Discipleship


[1] Arthur Walkington Pink, The Holy Spirit (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, n.d.).