Discovering YOU Magazine May 2018 Issue - Page 35

SPIRITUALITY AND FAITH

Spirit broke up Satan’s schemes to keep Jesus in that tomb, the Holy Spirit breaks up fearful thoughts, frightful actions, foolish addictions and fleshly strategies hindering God’s will. Further…

Let the Spirit CONNECT your Will to God’s Will.

Until our will is aligned to God’s will, it is difficult to stay in Revival. But Romans 8 says as you are “led by the Spirit of God” (v. 14), the Holy Spirit connects our will to experience the fullness of God.

III. BE OPEN TO CHANGE AND GREATER PURPOSE IN GOD

God calls us out FROM worldliness and pride.

You know you need Revival when the Passion for Jesus no longer drives you! You know you need Revival when the Presence of the Spirit no longer convicts

you. Jesus said in John 16:8-9 “When He (the Spirit) comes, He will convict the world concerning sin…v. 13 when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth”. With this in mind: We can’t be the same because we’ve been convicted and our flesh (Gal. 2:20) “has been crucified and we no longer live because Christ now lives in us.”

God calls us TO Himself to be revived.

You know you need Revival when Temptation away from God’s Word and back to the World attracts you! You can save yourself heartache if you will stop, confess and turn to Jesus the very moment you feel yourself growing cold and starting to stray from the Revival you once enjoyed! When the blood of Jesus and the Overflowing Spirit of Revival hits us, we are to live and look like God! We

Pastor Philip Nissley has been the Senior Pastor of New Hope Assembly for 24+ years. He has a passion for the Downriver community and Detroit to be changed by the power of God.

"When the blood of Jesus and the Overflowing Spirit

of Revival hits us,

we are to live

and look like God!"