The Lord Opens The Heart To Believe The Truth

It’s often said by many that claim to be Christian, that those who accept Christ, choose by their own freewill, to open their heart to accept Christ, but Acts 16:14 doesn’t agree with that teaching.

Acts 16:13 And on the Sabbath day we went outside the [city’s] gate to the bank of the river where we supposed there was an [accustomed] place of prayer, and we sat down and addressed the women who had assembled there.

16:14  – One of those who listened to us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a dealer in fabrics dyed in purple. She was [already] a worshiper of God, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.

16:15 – And when she was baptized along with her household, she earnestly entreated us, saying, If in your opinion I am one really convinced [that Yeshua is the Messiah and the Author of salvation] {and} that I will be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay. And she induced us [to do it].

Acts 16:14 says that the Lord opened Lydia’s heart so that she could accept Christ (the Messiah).

Acts 16:14 proves the truth that the teaching that says, “those who accept Christ, choose by their own freewill, to open their heart to accept Christ (the Messiah)”, is false.

The truth is, there is nothing that anyone can do to be born of God.

The truth is, it is God that does all the work, God persuades a person to believe that His Son, Yeshua is the Messiah, and then, God willing, God will baptize the person in the Holy Spirit, it is the baptism in the Holy Spirit that makes a person stop practicing sin, it is the baptism in the Holy Spirit that makes a person born of God.

Only those who believe that Yeshua is the Messiah that stop practicing sin are baptized in the Holy Spirit (born of God).

1 John 5:1 – Whosoever believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God.

1 John 3:9 – No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God.

 

 

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