August 9, 2022     3:31 pm
189. Witsunday Week - Saturday
We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works
          We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has ordained beforehand that we should walk in them.   Ephesians 2:10
          Dear Christian, the Holy Spirit has performed a creative act in kindling faith in Christ within you. He infused life into your spiritual death, light into your darkness. In your present condition you are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus. You are a new man in Christ Jesus, with whom you are united through faith. You possess new life, a new mind, new powers. Now you must also do new works must walk in new works, in the works of faith, of the new life, the new mind, the new strength which you have received. The Holy Spirit has before ordained that you should walk in them. When according to His purpose and grace in Christ Jesus He created you anew, He thereby endowed you with the ability and will to do good works. He sanctified you in the faith. And now it is His will that you should lead a sanctified life. "This is the will of God, even your sanctification." (1 Thess. 4:3). Remember this! But also remember that faith, once kindled within you is sustained in you only by the constant and powerful operation of the Holy Spirit within you. "You are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation." (1 Pet. 1:5). And so all new things that are given to you together with faith, hence also your sanctification, are sustained in you only by the power of the Holy Spirit constantly operating within you. And He does this by the Gospel, not otherwise. As iron can remain hot only by constant union with fire, so you can remain in faith and sanctification only through constant union with the Holy Spirit. And this union with the Holy Spirit and with His divine power by which He creates and sustains true sanctification within you is established solely through the Gospel. Therefore, Christian, abide by the Gospel, or you will die spiritually.
          PRAYER: - God Holy Spirit, I thank You that through Your Gospel You have created me anew in Christ Jesus. I thank You that You have given me a new mind and new strength. Help me, Lord, to perform new works, those works which You have ordained beforehand that I should walk in them. And grant me grace to continue steadfastly in the Gospel all my life, and let Your power abide in me, for without it I can do nothing. Let me depart this life in faith and enter eternal life. Amen.

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August 9, 2022     3:31 pm