Living in the past is so normal for many people. We rely on what we have done in the past to propel us and maintain us for our future.
Without question seeds of the past produce harvest for the future, but when you are not continually sowing your seed then at some point your harvest will dry up.
IT IS NOT THE RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS YOU HAD IN THE PAST THAT WILL BRING YOU GROWTH IN THE FUTURE……IT IS WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW!
Can you imagine having a great dating relationship and then saying the “I do’s”, and then not talking to each other until you wanted some benefits? That is not a relationship no matter how good it WAS, WHAT IS IT NOW?
YOUR NOW IS THE KEY TO CONTINUED RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS!
One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is called self-control.
Gal 5:22-23, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
SELF-CONTROL = self-control (the virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, esp. his sensual appetites) Strongs Exhaustive Concordance
Spending time with Jesus in prayer and reading of the Word is that MASTERING of the flesh!
YOUR FLESH DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SPEND TIME WITH JESUS BECAUSE IT WILL LOSE CONTROL OF YOU!
Rom. 8:7-8, Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
THE ENEMY OF YOUR SPIRIT MAN IS THE FLESH!
To keep you relying on the past relationship is the plan of the flesh to regain control.
MASTER YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS BY NOT COMPROMISING YOUR TIME WITH HIM IN PRAYER AND THE WORD DAILY!
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy