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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • The Holy Spirit: His Seed
    Whoever has been born of God does not sin,
    for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin,
    because he has been born of God.
    1 John 3:9
    The Holy Spirit is the Seed who was planted in your life when you were born again. It was His presence that delivered to you eternal life, as well as a new nature and new desires. Just as a seed planted in the ground will grow and bring forth its fruit, so the Holy Spirit is the Seed planted in your heart who will bring forth the fruit of righteousness and godliness. A seed has all the ingredients of what it will be when fully grown, and the Holy Spirit has everything you need to be completely godly and fully effective as a servant of God.
    Holy Spirit, I know You were planted in my heart. Thank You for the good things that have grown there. I praise You for new desires and new character. Keep me growing to be like Christ.
    God’s Seed planted in your heart cannot bring forth bad fruit. The Holy Spirit cannot sin, nor can He tempt you to sin (James 1:13). You were given a new nature, which is a divine creation; it cannot sin. Listen to the urges of your new nature and follow it. Do not give in to the desires of your old nature, because it’s the source of your temptations and problems. If you listen to the old nature, it will lead you astray. Listen to the Holy Spirit, and He will grow good fruit in your heart.
    Holy Spirit, I want to be godly; grow the fruits of righteousness in my heart. I reject temptation and the lust of the old nature. Amen.
    Go Deeper: 1 John 3:1-10
    The Holy Spirit is a Seed who grows good things in you.