God breaks down barriers: a message from Fr. James on who may serve the Lord
[Featured image above: “Broken Barriers” by Chrissie Grammer]
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Are there people or things that hinder you from serving God?
In the Old Testament there were only a few people, like Moses and the prophets, who were given the Spirit of to serve the LORD. But in Joel (2:28-29), the prophet says that “in the last days” God would give the Spirit to all people.
” Afterwards , I will pour out my Spirit on all people . Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.”
God promised to pour His Spirit upon all men and women, as well as old and young people.
There was to be no discrimination against men or women, old or young.
The prophecy was fulfilled in the coming of Christ and the out pouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. Christ brings the last days to the present, and in Him we receive the Holy Spirit and freedom to serve God.
In Acts 2:16-19 we read:
” …….this is what was spoken by prophet Joel:
‘In the last days , God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions,your old men will dream dreams.Even on my servants , both men and women , I will pour out my Spirit on those days,and they will prophesy.'”
GOD BREAKS DOWN BARRIERS!
May God help us to serve Him freely by the power of the Holy Spirit and put no barrier on anyone.
In Christ Jesus our Lord,
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