Thursday, October 21, 2010
Give Away Results and The Spirit of Holiness
Good Evening to All!
I realize I'm running a bit behind and I apologize for that I have been trying to figure out how to put the Random.Org generator in my post, but as of yet I have not figured it out. I got to thinking (and that's dangerous) I only had 3 people enter, I can have up to 3 winners, so guess what ? WE ALL WON!
Lynette of Crazed Mind
Lori of Lori's LOLs
Lidg from Crown of Beauty!
I will be sending each of your names and mailing addresses (when you send them to me) to the Hachette Book Group company. So please get you shipping addresses to me remember they have to be in the US or Canada as soon as possible preferably within 2 days ( by Saturday by the latest). Thank you!
That shows how excited I was about the Give Away, I was hoping and giving more time to get more entries, but you three caught it lucky ! Yay!
And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead... (Romans 1:4 KJV)
According to the Amplified Version it states: [As to His divine nature] according to the Spirit of holiness was openly designated the Son of God in power [in a striking, triumphant and miraculous manner] by His resurrection from the dead, even Jesus Christ our Lord (the Messiah, the Anointed One). ( Romans 1:4 amp)
Now, I didn't realize this before, but I kind of have a problem with these 2 versions not quite matching up to my understanding. While the King James Version uses a lower case "s" on spirit (meaning not the Spirit of God), the Amplified version capitalizes it which gives the verse a different context. What I am saying is there are many "spirits" there is a spirit of anger, a spirit of poverty, a spirit of hatefulness, and likewise a spirit of holiness. These are all attitudes, and mannerisms, if you will . For example you have probably heard someone say there was an "air" of disappointment in the room, meaning a feeling of people being disappointed or there was tension in the room, meaning you couldn't touch it, but you knew it was there because you felt it in your being. Those are spirits. The Spirit is pertaining to God, the Holy Spirit. So with that being said the spirit of holiness pertains to the way we act, dress, talk in essence the way we are. If we act like a Child of God, we abide by His ways, read His Word, pray to Him ask Him for His input in our lives, then we have the spirit of holiness within us. Yet, when we are baptised into Christ, and are buried with Him (under water) in the Name of Jesus, and our sins are washed away, then according to Acts 2:38, we SHALL RECEIVE the Holy Spirit.
Now As I have said many times, I am not a preacher, I am just a lover of God and His Word, so there are a lot of questions which I do not have the answers to , and I am not a "learned Christian, meaning I have never attended a theological college or studied the Bible except in a normal Bible study under someone a lot more knowledgeable than myself, so I might not be looking at this verse closely enough to understand it's full meaning. Actually, this difference I had not noticed until I started my post tonight and looked at the devotional I was going to read and post about, but I believe God showed my that difference for a reason. I mean to glance at it, a person normally wouldn't have thought much on it, but it REALLY POPPED out at me.
God definitely want us to be holy. He instructs us in 1 Peter 1:15-16. This is why
He died, and sent the Holy Spirit back as a comforter, and a teacher to give us peace in our hearts and to teach us and guide us into All truths. We could never make it to heaven without Him. We alone cannot resist temptation. The devil is too sly, too subtle. He mixes just enough truth in his lies to be able to deceive us. Without the Holy Spirit to guide us we wouldn't know the difference. The Holy Spirit ( God within us) touches our hearts and tells us what to do to be holy, what "junk" to get out of our lives and hearts to cleanse our souls. This is the Spirit of Holiness working of the spirit of holiness in our lives.
Give-Away Winners PLEASE SEND ME YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESSES. NO P.O.BOXES PLEASE. The faster I get them the faster I can e-mail the Company, the Faster you get your Book.
Lidj, I hope you have a shipping address that isn't a PO Box, maybe a relative or someone if not your own home.
Good Night to All and May God Bless!