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Conceived and Born of the Holy Spirit

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Christmas is one day of many that Christians ‘remember’ the miraculous conception of Jesus Christ. We remember how God humbled Himself to experience the temptation and pain of humanity that He would one day save. When Mary asked how she would bear a son even though she was a virgin, the angel Gabriel answered:

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you, and for that reason the holy child shall be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35

Jesus Christ was born of the water of the womb and Spirit of God. Later Jesus tells a Pharisee Nicodemus this is the only way to enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus said, “…Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which Is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5-6

Jesus Christ is the first born of all creation. Born of the water and Spirit. He led the way to gain access to the kingdom of God. It’s interesting how we cannot choose to be born of the water, but we can ask God if we can be born of the Spirit. That is a prayer He desires to answer. If you lack in faith, just ask God to reveal Himself to you. He will. For Christians, the Holy Spirit does not just “overshadow” us, He comes to live IN us!!

BeLoved reader, I pray this Christmas you follow the steps of Jesus Christ and are born of the Spirit of God and gain the access to God the Father your soul has yearned for: to be fully known and loved.

The Gift of God: The Spirit of Christ

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“..if you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” John 4:10

We all have been given a gift of God.

I received this Gift almost four years ago and I’m STILL unpacking, meditating, savoring, pondering and rejoicing what has been given. As I unpack and discover the magnitude of this Gift, everything else in this world is fading away. Things that once mattered to me like wealth, prestige and material items have lost its lure. Conversely, things that didn’t matter to me now do. My heart breaks for the orphans and widows, for my brethren throughout the Nations who are in prison for standing firm in their faith—the same faith I proclaim to have.

My heart is rending for the lost and lonely, the physically and spiritually malnourished—for those that do not know a Gift has been given.  I have been in mourning these past few weeks, tortured by the distractions and plenty I have in this beautiful Country.  I have fought Pharisaical and prideful thoughts, angry at the misguiding distractions this world tempts to entangle me in ‘the spirit of Christmas’.  I go to my Father lamenting and pounding my chest crying out for His mercy, for only He knows my thoughts and intentions and I ask Him to help me to have a spirit of Christmas.  As I write down the words ‘spirit of CHRISTmas’ my eyes are opened:

In Spanish ‘más’ means more so to me this means: ‘The Spirit of more CHRIST’!

I am reminded that I KNOW the ‘gift of God’ Jesus Christ, and not only has He humbled Himself to be with us, as His daughter He is for me and He is IN me! I drank of the water that has been given to me by Jesus Christ and I have been given a ‘well of water springing up to eternal life’—what a Gift I have been given! To ponder on this Gift is to have a Mary CHRISTmás!

I pray you are born again and have received the gift of the Holy Spirit and your life is a Mary CHRISTmás {Spirit of more Christ}. Just ask Him for yourself…

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” Luke 11:13

“And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, ‘Write, for these words are faithful and true. Then He said to me, ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.  I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.  He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.  But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:13-17)

 “To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.” Titus 1:15

“For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. John 3:34

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