|HOLY GHOST TEMPLE
OUTREACH AND DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES INC.
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw
all men unto me.
Word Of The Month
"So walk ye in Him."
If we have received Christ Himself in our inmost hearts, our new life will manifest its
intimate acquaintance with Him by a walk of faith in Him. Walking implies action. Our
religion is not to be confined to our closet; we must carry out into practical effect that
which we believe. If a man walks in Christ, then he so acts as Christ would act; for Christ
being in him, his hope, his love, his joy, his life, he is the reflex of the image of Jesus; and
men say of that man, "He is like his Master; he lives like Jesus Christ." Walking signifies
progress. "So walk ye in Him"; proceed from grace to grace, run forward until you reach
the uttermost degree of knowledge that a man can attain concerning our Beloved. Walking
implies continuance. There must be a perpetual abiding in Christ. How many Christians
think that in the morning and evening they ought to come into the company of Jesus, and
may then give their hearts to the world all the day: but this is poor living; we should always
be with Him, treading in His steps and doing His will. Walking also implies habit. When we
speak of a man's walk and conversation, we mean his habits, the constant tenour of his
life. Now, if we sometimes enjoy Christ, and then forget Him; sometimes call Him ours, and
anon lose our hold, that is not a habit; we do not walk in Him. We must keep to Him, cling
to Him, never let Him go, but live and have our being in Him. "As ye have received Christ
Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him"; persevere in the same way in which ye have begun,
and, as at the first Christ Jesus was the trust of your faith, the source of your life, the
principle of your action, and the joy of your spirit, so let Him be the same till life's end; the
same when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and enter into the joy and
the rest which remain for the people of God. O Holy Spirit, enable us to obey this heavenly
Bishop Gregory Thompson D.D.
"We decree the
blessings of the
Lord upon you"