Calling, Vessel

Let Every Man Abide in His Calling

Let every man abide in the same calling in which he was called.”

1 Corinthians 7:20

Praise God everyone is called, for our substance was not hid from thee, O Lord, when we were made in secret they were written down in your book [see Psalms 139:16]. We are all born with natural gifts and callings, and these are without repentance [Romans 11:29]. Without repentance is before we even knew about God or who He is. We were given gifts and callings. Calling in Hebrew is the word “qārā’ and its basic meaning is destiny, mission, vocation, trade, or occupation. It can also be the calling of the given name one is born with. This represents the individuals calling into service for God like the many prophets in the Old Testament in the Bible. Some callings are divine, and some are not.  God’s calling is the means by which He directs human beings, who often times are entirely unqualified in a particular position, yet those beings are used as instruments of His will and plan. We either see or not see His hand in our destiny.

Like the prophet Jeremiah who was called by God before he was born. God spoke to Jeremiah as a young child. We do not know the age of Jeremiah, but God told him, “Do not say to me you are a child, for I shall send thee and whatever I tell thee, you shall speak,” [see Jeremiah 1:5-7]. God put His words into Jeremiah’s mouth, and He put Jeremiah over the Kingdom of Judah. Take a look at verse 10 of chapter one of Jeremiah. “See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to throw down, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah was called, installed, and given instruction as to what He should do. Not everyone agreed to Jeremiah’s calling. His family turned against him, and the people also turned against him. Yet, he continued within the calling of God despite all the troubles he had endured. It was Jeremiah’s letter of hope to those in captivity in Babylon that was so encouraging for the promise of an expected end [see Jeremiah 29:11]. That joy would replace the sorrow in the remnant of Israel. God will sow both in the house of Israel and in the house of Judah [see Jeremiah 31:27]. We should give diligence to the calling that we have been given by God.

“Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.”

2 Peter 1:10

Like Jeremiah, He made his calling and election sure by following God in his calling. This is Christian virtue at its finest that brings godliness, kindness, and love. No one should be jealous of another’s calling. Has not God given you a gift, vocation, trade that you can work in? Ask God what your calling is and take heed what He has called you to do. Whatever you put your hands to do the Lord shall bless. This blessing is to those who walk in His ways.

For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.”

Psalms 128:2

It is the Lord who will give the blessing of the reward for you labor. God will give the increase and this increase is to be a blessing to you, your family, and to share with others. Use it for the glory of God. Remember the warning of Proverbs 13:11, “wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.” Let the Lord establish the work of thy hands [see Psalms 90:7]. We are all called to be servants of the Lord to be free, but we remember that we were bought with a price. The apostle Paul stated to “let every man in whatever state he is called, there abide with God,” [ 1 Corinthians 7:24]. In whatever state you are in, whether married or not, we are to remain and abide with God. Know that God has chosen certain people for distinctive service for Him. Like Jeremiah, the apostle Paul was chosen, for It is written in Acts 9:15, “he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel.” Some did fear Paul because of what he did before he was called.

The apostle Paul told the church of Corinth that they were called to be saints through the sanctification in Christ Jesus and makes this statement, “for you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called; but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things with are mighty, and the base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are that no flesh should glory in his presence. ” [1 Corinthians 1:26-29]. Later the apostle Paul states that whatever you do, do all to the glory of God [see 1 Corinthians 10:31]. The calling of a Christian is important to God in how he lives out that calling to the glory of God. That is why Paul exclaims that as Christians, we are laborers together with God [ 1 Corinthians 3:9]. But as Christians we must also come to the same knowledge of Christ Jesus. We must understand that it is God who does the calling among the people and to those who are called to a specific service.

Whatever state we are in, all glory goes to God, for His will well go forth whether we follow it or not. We must remember that there are many vessels in the house. Vessels of gold, silver, clay, and wood. Some vessels are for honor and some or not.

If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”

2 Timothy 2:21

The Lord knows them that belong to him, and the apostle Paul states that we should purge ourselves from all iniquity through the blood of Christ. That we should be a vessel of honor sanctified through Christ for the master’s use. In whatever state you are in right now, are you a vessel of honor? Let us not defraud a brother in any matter but with a clear conscience abide in Christ. Stay in the place where he has called you to be until such a time comes when he tells you to go somewhere else. Cast all your cares upon Him whom you believe and seek out His wisdom and not the wisdom in this world. Even Peter conveys how that if you lack faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, patience, godliness, kindness and love, then are you blind and cannot see ahead [see 2nd Peter 1:1-10].

Peter states, to give diligence to make your calling and election sure in order that you do not fail. This is how we walk as His vessel of honor in whatever calling or vocation, we are in. We need not worry about what we lack because He goes with us by His Spirit and as we pray and commune with our Lord, He will direct our paths. Your calling is a sure thing and like Jeremiah, Paul, and Peter, no one can take away from what God has given these men. We have obtained His mercy and grace, so walk in it knowing that you are in Christ, and He has placed you in a specific place for His glory. Continue to abide in His Calling and be a vessel of Honor for God. This wonderful song titled, “A Vessel of Honor for God,” was once sang in churches in the late 70’s as a worship song. We do not hear it anymore, so as you listen to the song, make it your prayer to be that vessel of honor.

Covenant, Peace, Rest

Are your bones dry?

Have you lost Hope?

And I shall put my Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land; then shall ye know that I, the Lord, have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.”

Ezekiel 37:14

Ezekiel, who was a priest, was carried away into Babylon, but he stood strong in the Lord and prophesied. Ezekiel prophecy is to this day being debated as to its meaning and fulfillment. In essence it speaks to the glory of God and future events. Some of it has been fulfilled and some of it is still yet to come in the future. Many are asking if we have entered into the last days, and it may seem close, but not all prophecies have been fulfilled. This is the time to take up your Bible and dust it off and begin to read it with more fervor just to know about the prophecies it reveals. No matter what tribe you are from, you can be grafted into the vine again if you believe. The Apostle Paul spoke about the olive tree and how if God did not spare the natural branches so He will not spare those who live in unbelief. The Lord God is adamant about unbelief. The olive tree speaks to the promise of Abraham’s seed. Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness [see Galatians 3:6]. Paul also stated that He is an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham [see Romans 11:1].

The mystery is in the two houses that came from the 12 Tribes of Israel. The two nations known as the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Israel. The Jews are descended from Judah, who was the fourth son of Jacob. This is written down in Matthew chapter one in verse one through four and this genealogy is carried through to the time of Christ birth. Jerusalem was capital of Judah while the capital of Israel was Samaria. Today, this is still being debated as to its title that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The Six-Day War after 1967 was when Israel seized all of Jerusalem. In 1980, Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital even when many did not consider this valid. So, the debate continues. However, in Ezekiel there is the vision of the bones who are for the whole house of Israel and God does not leave anybody out. The prophecy to Ezekiel is the sign of the two sticks for, one for Judah and for the children of Israel. Take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel [Ezekiel 37:16].

Join them one to another into one stick, and they shall become one in thine hand.

Ezekiel 37:17,19

Just read on and you will read about the covenant of peace, and it shall be an everlasting covenant. There is a specific order for Ezekiel prophecies. There is restoration of the land, then of the people, judgement, and worship of the Lord. Just remember that the 12 Tribes of Israel became two nations, the house of Israel and the house of Judah. Also, remember that there are 8 covenants that was given throughout the history of the Bible. Most of us are familiar with the Mosaic covenant because we have heard of the ten commandments. Let us also remember that there are conditional and unconditional covenants. In Ezekiel chapter 36, a new covenant is mentioned about God giving a new heart and a new spirit and taking away the stony heart [see Ezekiel 36:26]. There will come a time when national Israel comes to believe that Jesus is the Saviour and the final sacrifice for the remission of sins. The Apostle Paul states that some were blinded and that they are in a period of slumber. Paul also spoke about Elijah who spoke against Israel for killing the prophets and ignoring God’s covenant. Thus, Israel is only partially blinded, for some have received the gospel of Jesus Christ. In any case, God is able to graft them back in again.

The vision is in the future where the nation of Israel will be restored to its original glory with those 12 lost tribes that were taken into other nations. The Lord God is doing this for His own Holy names sake to bear witness of the fact that His name was profane by the house of Israel [see Ezekiel36:22]. God will bring them back into their own land and He will cleanse them from their filthiness. God has not forgotten his covenant with His people in regard to being alienated from the land of their inheritance. The 12 tribes of Israel that has been taken into captivity are mentioned in Revelation chapter 7 verses 1 to 8. However, lets back up to the warning the Lord gives to the shepherds of Israel in chapter 34 of Ezekiel. This is a clear warning to anyone who leads a flock as a pastor where the pastor only feeds himself and not the flock [see Ezekiel 34:2-6]. Take care of the flock that God has given you. God will gather up the lost sheep of Israel and he will make a covenant of peace. Those whom God gathers will know about the new Covenant.

The new Covenant is mentioned in Hebrew 8:8 of the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. This Covenant is new and not of the old covenant when they were taken out of Egypt. God knew that they did not continue in his covenant. In Hebrews verses10 to 11, it states that the Lord will put his laws into their minds and write them into their hearts. Plus, they will not have to teach their neighbor or brother anymore. This is an amazing thing that will happen, and it has not yet happened. Everyone will know the Lord. The realities of the new Covenant should be realized by those who call themselves Christians who are Gentiles and not of the nation of Israel. That Christ came and gave his own blood to obtain eternal redemption for us. We can read of the importance of it in Hebrew 9:14.

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

No flesh can be justified by the works of the law [Galatians 2:16]. In fact, we should remember what the Apostle Paul was telling the churches at Galatia. Paul did not want to void the grace of God by going back into legalism of the written law. That is why Paul stated, “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me,” Galatians 2:20. The law was added due to transgressions [wrongdoing, sin]. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for cursed is everyone that hanged on a tree [see Galatians 3:13]. This was so that the Gentiles could receive the blessing of Abraham and that the promise through Jesus Christ might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Remember the law was the schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. But the law cannot justify a sinner or sanctify a believer. Only through Christ are we justified and sanctified. Justified by faith and sanctified by the Spirit through Christ Jesus.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

Romans 8:2

This was so that the righteousness of the law would be fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. If your bones are dry, then come to the Lord who will give you fresh water to drink and renew the spirit in your mind to that of Christ. Jesus said, “come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest unto your soul,” [Matthew 11:28-29]. Let us all enter into His rest, and His peace. Let us remember how David exclaimed, “LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.” Yet, now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee, [Psalms 39:4,7]. Yes, my hope is in the Lord. There is hope in the Lord, let us place our life in the Lord’s hand and rest from our works and be cleansed and renewed in our mind and our spirit that we may see the glory of the Lord God where our hope is.

Believe, The Lord is Risen

He is Risen

The Lord is risen indeed!

Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.”

Luke 24:34,36

‘He is risen, said the angel of the Lord, and go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead [Matthew 28:6-7].” And what did the angel of the Lord look like? The angel of the Lord countenance was like lightning and his clothes was white as snow [Matthew 28:3]. Can you imagine Mary Magdalene and the other Mary going to the grave site and finding an angel at the tomb? Shock, fear, and astonishment was the reaction. However, the angel of the Lord spoke to them saying fear not, I know you came to seek Jesus who was crucified. Come and see where He was. He is not here. Go tell the disciples that He is risen said the angel of the Lord. Oh! What joy to have witnessed Christ return to the earth as He came upon them. Those who witnessed the reality of His Resurrection. That he was real with flesh and bones.

Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.”

Luke 24:39

Even after seeing Jesus, they had trouble believing that He was real. So, Jesus asked them if they had anything to eat. They gave him broiled fish and a honeycomb, and He did eat before them [see Luke 24:41-43]. Everything that Jesus said and taught His disciples came true. He was the real thing that He claimed to be. Had He not shown himself alive to assure those who witnessed it with their own eyes, it would have possibly sealed doubt instead of joy within their hearts. God had resurrected His Son to give us life. This is the power of God that we believe in His only Son. Jesus is the first to come back and tell us what we can expect in the other life. And He is still alive today as our high priest making intercession for us. There are skeptics who will always doubt, argue, and criticize what the truth is, but listen to what the Apostle Paul said, “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” [Romans 8:34].

Everything was written down as to the truth of the reality of who Jesus is, and yet some still today would refute it as being fake. Today, we have evidence to dated material in archaeological finds that the information in the Bible is so accurate that it has actually assisted archaeologists in their work. If Christ had not risen, then Christianity is just another vain religion. All preaching would be in vain as the Apostle Paul stated.

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.”

1 Corinthians 15:14

If our preaching is in vain, then it would have no real value and its effectiveness is lost in human efforts trying to be somebody we are not. Because He is risen, we have atonement that gave us forgiveness of sins, a new life, and a future life. Because He is risen, He is the head of all creation and the head of all principality and power. God put all things under His feet in order that we may have the victory through the cross of Christ against all evil power that would destroy our life. Because He is risen, we have the Holy Spirit as a comforter in our weaknesses to overcome the flesh and the devil. We are never alone in our own trials. Our Lord is interceding for each one of us according to the will of God. The Spirit is working through us to produce the fruits of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance, against such there is no law [see Galatians 5:22-23]. We have the Holy Spirit that will help us to become the image of Christ.

The Lord is risen to fulfill what was written in the law of Moses, the prophets, and in the Psalms [see Luke 24:44]. It was Jesus himself who spoke to the disciples, and it was Jesus who opened their understanding of the scriptures. Listen to the words of the risen Lord.

Thus, it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day; and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things.”

Luke 24:46-48

Yes, the Lord is risen. . .and we have the power of His love living within our hearts if we believe in who He is. The son of God who died for us and arose to the glory of the Father God in that we may have communion with a living God. God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself [2 Corinthians 5:19]. God has provided the way through Christ to change man’s heart of stone into a heart of flesh where love is the key to opening the door into the Kingdom of Heaven. Let us understand that we still have a future in Christ even when we see evil in this world. Surrender your life to Him in prayer and ask him to cleanse your heart and give you the fruits of the Spirit. Ask him to open your mind to the understanding of the scriptures. Believe it to be so and it will be done unto you as you believe. Oh! What joy there is in my heart to know that our Lord is risen. Because He is risen, we have the victory to overcome, for greater is He that is in us, then He that is in the world [1 John 4:4]. Do not be deceived, only believe and the battle is won in Jesus’ name. Believe and know within your heart that He is risen. “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow” is in the line of the chorus of a song that Bill and Gloria Gaither wrote, for God had reaffirmed it in their hearts that He was not dead but alive.

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, heal, and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

Yes, an empty grave was left to prove our Savior lives. May His love and peace be with you always, today, and forevermore.

The Garden Tomb

Believe, Faith, Holy Spirit, Regeneration

The Washing of Regeneration

according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.”

Titus 3:5

What is the washing of Regeneration? The Washing of Regeneration is associated with the “New Birth.” It is like a sunny Spring morning after the shower of rain. When new growth appears as flowers emerge from the ground and leaves spring forth on the trees. Everything becomes new and one can see the beauty of it. It is a divine act that is imparted to all repentant sinners to a higher plane. Regeneration is a divine act of a repentant sinner to a new life in Christ. It is what I see in God’s creation. Thus, the nature of regeneration takes on certain aspects within a believer. These aspects are a new birth, a cleansing, a quickening, a new creation, and a resurrection. This to me is the essence of regeneration and it is as Myer Pearlman wrote in his book titled, “Knowing the Doctrines of the Bible” that was published in 1937. This is the Christian who is begotten of God, who has gone through a thorough washing in order to be regenerated.

Are you not begotten of the Father God through the love of Christ? Are you not born again as Jesus stated in the Gospel of John chapter three in verse 7? Being born again is God’s creative work through the Holy Spirit. It is like the birth of Spring within our gardens. It is the grace of God at work in our lives. Along with the birth comes a cleansing from your burdens and stress of life. The word “washing” is having a bath to wash away the dirt and grime we have picked up on our bodies. Think about how the trees are dusted with dirt from the wind, or from birds cleaning themselves on the trees leaving grime and waste on the tree. When the rain comes it washes away the dust and the grime on the trees. Christians experience the same when they work out in the world touching unclean things or associating with those who are against them because of who they are in Christ. Anything that defiles one’s life is to be washed away in order that new life may be experienced. This could be considered as a time of reckoning for you personally when the Holy Spirit brings conviction upon your heart about something.

Remember that “Regeneration” is a divine act of a repentant sinner to a new life in Christ. The new life is experienced by the quickening of the Holy Spirit. Notice the scripture at the beginning of this devotional in Titus 3:5? At the end of this verse it states, “and the renewing of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Spirit that Jesus promised each believer in John chapter 14:16 and verse 26. The Holy Spirit is the comforter whom the Father sends in the name of Jesus. It is the Holy Spirit who will teach us all things and will help us to remember what is important in our life. All that we do should be guided by the Holy Spirt leading and guidance. This is tested by the word that is written in the Bible. We may not know everything that we need to know. This takes time and a period of growth in walking out your Christian walk-through faith. It is understanding who the bread of life is. Is he more than just a place to come and get your personal needs met? Is this not what Jesus was referring to in John 6:26-27.

Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

John 6:26-27

What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? So, many try to do the works of God in their own flesh. What was Jesus’ answer to this question?

 This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

John 6:29

Wow! What an answer. It is not doing great works but believing on him whom God sent. If we labor at all it should be to know him, for He is the Bread that brings us life. This in itself is a revelation even when we ask for something in our prayers. You may not be in the right mind to receive what God wants to reveal to you because you may be in unbelief. Like King David we must ask that our sins are blotted out and that God would create in us a clean heart and to renew a right spirit within us [see Psalms 51:10-12]. There is no arrogance in David’s attitude, it is a total surrender to the will of God. The Holy Spirit will impart the new life within us to where we can have our fellowship restored with God. This will bring the new creation within your heart and soul. There will be no doubt that you are not sealed with the Holy Spirit, for where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [see 2 Corinthians 3:17]. This is the glorious change each believer goes through, and this is continued throughout a believer’s life.

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

2 Corinthians 3:18

We are changed into the image of Christ from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord. Can you imagine that? Maybe it is too high a concept for us to reach or even think about it. Have we witnessed this in others? Have we witnessed this in our own life? This is the question of the hour, when we are struggling to find answers. Our Lord is in the business of reconciliation and in building up the temple of God. Is this not what the Apostle Paul questioned the Christians at Corinth by saying, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? [see 1st Corinthians 3:17]. Let the wise man beware, for God will take them in their own craftiness, [see 1st Corinthians 3:19]. What Christians need is constant renewal of the mind, soul, and spirit to that of Christ. Therefore, we need to feed upon the word on a daily basis. For most Christians this was done once a week attending a service. The question is, is this enough? All services help to build up and edify Christians in their walk in living out the will of God through Christ, however; a Christian must learn to stand on their own two feet and be able to walk in their own faith and not the faith of others. A Christian must grow and have a deep personal relationship with the Lord in knowing who they are in Christ so when unusual circumstances happen like Covid-19, they are able to stand on a firm foundation in Christ knowing that they have a heavenly Father who will hear their prayers.

We must see a radical change in our nature, character, desires, and purposes in the way we are living every day. There must be something new for us to see in living as a Christian. There must be a progression in our growth in that we become excited, are joyous, and have a love for God as well as for others. Regeneration is the change that God through the Spirit brings to us. The revelation of what is new or learning something about our Lord in regard to our personal needs. We need to experience this on a personal basis. This is more than just a religion, which is the act of doing some kind of ritual in a specific order. Rituals can become a law to which man can be bound to. Christianity is not meant to be a ritual. Christianity is through the person of Jesus Christ. A Christian who has believed in who Christ is and is now living a life under grace for the glory of God. This is where liberty is. It is always through the love of Jesus Christ, for He gave His life for us.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

Galatians 5:1

Christians must stand fast in the liberty they have received from Christ and not go back to what they were before they came to Christ. There should be no shallowness in our walk as a Christian. We are born of the Spirit to receive spiritual food that will bring us to the Kingdom of God. We partake of the new divine nature of Christ to walk in newness of life. The practical side is resting in that love, having remorse against sin, and having victory that overcomes the world, which is done through faith in who He is. We continue on this path until the resurrection of our body after death, or until Christ gathers us at His coming.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so, shall we ever be with the Lord. “

1 Thessalonians 4:17

This is the resurrection of life eternal to be with the Lord forever. The washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit is very important in our walk as a Christian. We should maintain that walk on a daily basis. The very nature and virtue of Christ is now within us through the Holy Spirit, and this will take us onto sanctification which is the separation from the things of this world unto the holiness of God. This is dedication and consecration of our lives to God for His service. The Christian walk is never stagnant it is always moving. If you find yourself stagnant and parched, get on your knees and pray for revelation of what caused it. Ask God to reveal the truth to you and be ready to receive the answer. He is always ready to receive you when you surrender your all to him. May you continue your walk with a cleansing, a quickening in the Spirit, a growth in the image of Him as a new creation, and in the final resurrection of Christ our Saviour.