God’s “Ice”!…

Fish on Ice

Once the fish is caught, the very next strep is to keep it fresh. It may take a couple of days until it is sold. Everybody knows that in order to preserve the fish, Ice is needed!…Otherwise the fish will defile and can caught bacteria and not be ready for consumption.

Now, the Lord Jesus, spoke about the Parable of the Dragnet.

Matthew 13:47-40

The Parable of the Dragnet

47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind,48 which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, 50 and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

Those that were caught by God’s net, converted from their wicked ways, sacrificed their desires, cravings and surrendered all their lives to God in obedience and faithfulness are separated to God’s Kingdom. The problem is that many become defiled with time!…

Why? Because they lack God’s “Ice”– Yes, that’s right!..It’s the Holy Spirit.

Without the Holy Spirit one cannot preserve this great treasure, our salvation!…

What’s the role of the Holy Spirit in our Salvation and spiritual life? In what ways He maintains our spiritual life healthy?

  • He is the Helper
  • Strengthens
  • Guides
  • Inspires
  • Spiritual awareness
  • Good eyes
  • Humbleness
  • Instills God’s thoughts
  • Enables us to resist tempations
  • Subdues the flesh to the Spirit
  • Enable us to forgive

I’m sure the list can go on an on!..

Now, either you are a good fish, or a bad fish!.. and there’s only two options available!…

  1. Be transformed from bad to good fish
  2. MUST HAVE  God’s “Ice(Holy Spirit) in order to keep being a good fish.
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5 Responses to God’s “Ice”!…

  1. Beatrice says:

    Dear Pastor,

    This tells me that being a Christian without the Holy Spirit is like being a doctor without a stethoscope, meaning the individual will be walking and working blindly and life will be in crisis. Thank you for the message, I have learnt from it.u

  2. Carla Da Silva says:

    Hi pastor
    Yesterday when you spoke about a fresh fish and how we could put the ice in us that is the Holly Spirit I remember that the fishmonger never mix a fresh fish with one that is not so fresh he even tries to seell it cheaper or sometimes he gives to the abandon animals to eat it because no one will buy it.
    So have learn in order for is to keep us fresh and have a value we cant mix ourselves with fish that is rotten and smells .
    We must keep allways our freshness so when the Seller comes to choose us first because of our freshness.
    Thank you pastor I really learn in yesterday meeting.

  3. I was just looking at the definition of the word ‘Defiled’ on Google to be in the right context and under the right inspiration. Defiled really means “polluted, lacking excellence or pureness, morally blemished; stained or impure.” And I think all of us will agree with me saying that being defiled starts with the way our heart thinks and speaks. Matthew 15:18-20 confirms that indeed. ‘Unclean’ thoughts are the type of thoughts that make someone become polluted if they stay in that person’s heart and are being entertained by him or her. And from experience, yes, I say that one thing that the Holy Spirit does is that he does not entertain unclean thoughts but he helps us find a GOOD word against them to overcome them or to flush them (cleanse them) from our system. He helps us to still respect God’s will which is not to practice defiled things and he keeps our system (spiritual system) healthy.

    But to really experience his power requires a sacrifice of ‘total submission’. We have to be willing to respect him, to be willing to listen to him, to be willing to be committed to God and to be willing not to transgress anymore: and this is what the Holy Spirit calls a sacrifice of ‘total submission’, fasting can also be part of that sacrifice of ‘total submission’. That is an important requirement that must come from our part as well.

  4. I deeply admire the way the book of Acts records how people received the Holy Spirit, we see that it was their state of mind after they heard the word the apostles preached that opened the door for the Holy Spirit to fall upon them, that readiness they had to be submitted to the word of God, that deep interest they had for that new doctrine they were being taught, the fact that they listened carefully, THAT made the Holy Spirit who does not miss an occasion come upon them. Even the way the apostles themselves received the Holy Spirit is quite a very good example because they forsook every other desire to remain under obedience concerning the instruction Jesus Christ had given them not to depart from that place, in that way showing total submission and then they were baptized with the Holy Spirit, he came.
    So if he talks and he is not being listened to, then how can we experience his power in us and in our lives? How can we see the difference? The difference is not just to have him I would say and the rest will happen of itself but the difference is to be submitted to him by listening to him and letting him be in control every day by forsaking our flesh and putting him on top that we may act according to his will, knowing that his will is automatically God’s will then.

    • Pr.Elijah says:

      Dear Patricia,

      Thanks for your comment. I completely agree with you, we have to allow God to speak and have ears to listen to His voice. God bless you.

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