Wednesday, February 23 2022
THE CREATIVE POWER OF FAITH
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. II Corinthians 5:17
In 1980 I was hopelessly addicted to drugs and alcohol and my life was a disaster, but when I asked Jesus to save me one night, he transformed me into a new creation! Old things began to fall off and a drastic change was taking place in my life! The first thing to go the very next morning was my vocabulary, my vulgar speech was cleansed with Holy Ghost soap!
Shortly after my conversion a friend gave me a Bible and I entered the local Baptist church of which I used to curse saying, "Why in the world would you have a church in a gated country club community?" Well, now I know, it was a divine appointment because God knew I needed fellowship after He saved me! I never would have picked it, but God knew it was the perfect place for me to be discipled by a godly pastor and to be in a home fellowship with many new believers where I grew in the Spirit!
It was amazing, the things God was doing in that typical Southern Baptist church because a revival broke out in New Albany, Indiana with many signs and wonders manifesting, so I flew up to investigate and ended up baptized in the Holy Spirit! Everything changed as I was now anointed and obviously a born-again new creation in Christ, filled with power and His glory! When the Southern Baptists of the church told me I would cool off and be like them, the pastor told them, "Leave him alone!" And so, they did and eventually left the church!
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies, through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11