12-6-2015 “MARY’S NEED IS OUR NEED!” Luke 1:34-35

In today’s message Bro. Leo continues our study of God’s Holy Spirit by looking at the example of Mary when she was told God’s course for her by the Angel.

Mary realized that God’s course for her was impossible for her to walk in her own power, strength and knowledge (Luke 1:34).   The course that God had planned for Mary could only be accomplished in the  power, strength and knowledge of His Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35).  God has a course planned out for every born again Christian (2Tim. 4:6-7, Psa. 37:23) and likewise can only be accomplished through the power, strength and knowledge of His Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:4).

To accomplish God’s course for her, Mary had to present herself submissive to God (Luke 1:38).   In order for us to accomplish God’s course for us, we too have to present ourselves submissive to God (Rom. 6:13).  Only then will we know and have the ability to walk the course God has planned for us (Eph. 5:18, 17).

Just as born again Christians need the  power, strength and knowledge of God’s Holy Spirit to accomplish God’s course for them, the un-believer/lost  person also needs the power, strength and knowledge of God’s Holy Spirit to save them (Luke 18:25-27).

Could the reason why this country is in the shape it’s in be because most of us born again Christians are making our own course under our own power, strength and knowledge and asking God to bless them rather that seeking God’s course for us and submitting to it?

Scriptures used in today’s message:

Luk 1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
Luk 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Luk 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Luk 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Luk 18:26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
Luk 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Rom 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Rom 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Luk 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Luk 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Luk 1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1Co 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

2Ti 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
2Ti 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

2Ti 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

Psa 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jer 29:12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
Jer 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Jer 29:14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.

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