From me you near in the day I made my prayer, said: Fear not. Lamentations 3:57.
When we turn to the Lord, we go through deserts. And it is those deserts that are shaped by God, as we are walking with the Lord. God chooses us because he knows that we are able to serve Him and obey Him and be faithful to Him
As we grow spiritually, God tells us more. Thus when we strive to free ourselves from everything that pleases God. Once it is in relation to water baptism, which represents the death of the old me to the birth of Christ. Water baptism is very important to those who accept the Lord Jesus and want to serve him wholeheartedly. Represents the death of everything wrong that you made before knowing the truth.
And after the water baptism, the struggles continue. People who talked to before you stop talking. You even starts to get away from everything that pleases the Lord. Doors open, God begins to make changes on you, begin to put His character in you and put His will that is the desire to win souls, but for this you need the baptism with the Holy Spirit, the Seal.
And so begins the quest to baptism with the Holy Spirit. Come fasts, prayers of two in two hours, from dawn prayers, finally, begins to do anything to draw attention to God's power to do His will. And this, God probe our hearts to see which is the intent of your search to the baptism with the Holy Spirit. And a pure heart and sincere pleases the Lord.
And the fights increases. Someone says one thing, another tells you another and remains steadfast with the Lord, improving your relationship with God. Reading the Word of God, which is the Holy Bible, where is your food and your foundation. And the search continues, along with the struggles and this time you find yourself in the desert. Is attempted in various ways, and all the Lord deliver. It is loved by some and hated by others. Why is that? Because you're on the right track to do the will of God.
Until one day, you surrender and surrender your whole life to God Almighty. Acknowledge that He is the only way and that without him is not fit to live. and recognizes all that he did in his life, finally, is to seek him wholeheartedly. At that time, the Lord comes in the person of the Holy Spirit and makes you the happiest person in the world.
The fights get longer, but all these battles with victories. So much so that to get to the baptism of the Holy Spirit, many struggles, trials have been passed to arrive at victory. Now the battles are bigger, but with the Holy Spirit with you, will be different because he inspires, cares for and gives us life for his Glory. It is very important to recognize that the Lord is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Therein maintain our awe and respect The Who gave His Son for us that we were washed with His blood and conquistássemos salvation. Win salvation is one thing and staying safe is another.
Stay safe we need to fight every day, constantly. Many things happen that we will lose it and need to be vigilant about that. Depart from evil is necessary. Since the Holy Spirit will dwell only on the body clean. Today, each of us, represents the Church of Jesus Christ. Who is Sealed is living proof that Jesus is alive and wants to save everyone who believes in Him that He is the only Lord and Savior.
The struggle to maintain salvation is daily. There once saved, always saved. If you earned your salvation, now has to fight to remain until the coming of the Lord Jesus. It is written that He will come like a flash. And no one knows the day.
Those that do everything to please men and displeasing to God, take care. Even more careful if you sought the baptism of the Holy Spirit's doing things that are displeasing to God. Repent while you can and return to the arms of the Lord.
Stay strong with God.