Not knowing who you are "IN" Christ Jesus!
Satan has used RELIGION to "twist" the WORD of GOD for MOST to have doubt in HIS WORD! It has "taught" the HOLY SPIRIT is something that happened "back then" and is not "religiously correct!" However, IT is the ONLY "Communication Line" we have to GOD!
When one "studies" Scripture without the HELP from the HOLY SPIRIT, they pick out the parts that's suitable for their lifestyle; interpret incorrectly; and perceive they have "a personal relationship" with GOD!
As with baking a cake, there is a "recipe" to be followed to form "a personal relationship" with GOD! When one does, we become "heirs of GOD!" Romans 8:16-17 says "...that we are the children of GOD: And if children, then heirs, heirs of GOD, and joint-heirs with CHRIST, if so be that we suffer with HIM, that we may be also glorified together."
Do you know what an "heir of CHRIST" is? Do you realize the POWER (Acts 1:9) one has when "joint-heirs with CHRIST?" Did HE not say "Greater things than these shall ye do" (John 14:12-14)? DID HE LIE? I Corinthians 6:17 "But he that is joined unto the Lord is "ONE" spirit!"
NO; but SATAN has used RELIGION to teach MOST to evade the POWER necessary to become "joint-heirs with CHRIST!" Consequently, leaving room for him (Satan) to play games in your "mind;" DOUBTING GOD'S PROMISES!
If we "OBEY" (John 14:15) HIS "LAST" Commandment (Acts 1:4), to form a TRUE "personal relationship" with GOD, to enable HIM to speak "DIRECTLY" to us (Acts 1:2); HE will "put his law in our hearts and minds" (Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10;10:16)! How then could "discouragements" enter into one's life?
Romans 8:31;35;37 says "What shall we then say to these things? If GOD be for us, who can be against us?" (v35) "Who shall separate us from the love of CHRIST? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?" "Nay, in ALL these things we are MORE THAN CONQUERS through HIM that LOVED US!"
Revelation 5:10 "And hast made us unto our GOD kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth!"
Thank you JESUS!
Have a Blessed New Year!