|If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. |
|If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy SPIRIT to those who ask Him?|
|For this is what love for GOD is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden...Keep the L’s commands and statutes I am giving you today, for your own good.|
|We know that all things work together for the good of those who love GOD: those who are called according to His purpose...Give thanks in everything, for this is GOD’s will for you in CHRIST JESUS.|
The above exhortation is a list of promises we can rightfully claim as genuine children of our ALL-mighty Father in heaven -- the One True Living GOD -- through our union with CHRIST JESUS, our LORD and Savior. Brother Zac Poonen (pastor of CHRISTian Fellowship Church in Bangalore, India) compiled this list of truths so that we may be encouraged to continue running this race of our calling to CHRISTlikeness, as empowered by the indwelling Holy SPIRIT.
The complete article -- "Look Forward to a Wonderful Year in CHRIST" -- is from brother Zac's Word for the Week ministry, specifically written for New Year 2015. May the Holy SPIRIT also grace you with these Bible truths.