The Abundant life

Jesus Christ should be the most important item daily in your life, Him and his Holy Spirit now as well.
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 Galatians 5:22-23 tells us, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” The fruit of the Holy Spirit is the direct result of the Holy Spirit’s presence in the life of a Christian.
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John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
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John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
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John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
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Most Christians even are  living in spiritual defeat – powerless and fruitless,even  wondering if there is any validity to the Christian life – because they are living their own life, not God’s are still mostly self centered.

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For those who fully accepted Jesus Christ as the lord of their life  Christ  has offered a greater promise  to the Christian   the assurance that he too can walk daily in the power of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus Christ, and thus experience an abundant and fruitful life of purpose and adventure?

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Here again is His promise:

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.

You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

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The moment you invite Jesus  Christ into your life as Savior and Lord, you experience a  great spiritual birth. You are reunited with God.  You became not only again  a child of God but  can be  filled with the Holy Spirit. God forgave your sins – past, present and future – making you now  righteous, holy and acceptable in His sight because of Christ’s sacrifice for you on the cross. You are also  given the power to live a holy life and to also be a fruitful witness for God. You do not have to do this in your own strength, in the limitation of the carnal flesh .

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John 1
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

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If you do even sin by committing a deliberate act of disobedience, reedem yourself by confession. God’s Word even  His promises in John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In the Greek, the original language of the New Testament, the word “confess” (homologeo) means to “agree with” of to “say along with.” Such agreement involves at least three considerations.

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First, you acknowledge that your sin or sins – which should be named to God specifically – are wrong and are therefore grievous to Him.

Second, you acknowledge that God has already forgiven you through Christ’s death on the cross for your sins.

Third, you repent, which means that you change your attitude toward your sin. The power of the Holy Spirit will enable you to change both your attitude and conduct. Instead of doing what your old sinful nature – your flesh – wants to do, you can do what God wants you to do.

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Note and be aware.. Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
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Luke 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.  9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
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Luke 13
24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
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Romans 15
20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation:
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25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

Luke 4

14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:

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Acts 1
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

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Acts 3
12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

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Acts 4

33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

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Luke 10
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

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Mark 3
15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

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Mark 6
7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

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Mark 9
1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

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Mark 12
24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

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