“When the day of Pentecost came,
they were all together in one place.
Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from Heaven
and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire
that separated and came to rest on each of them.
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in other tongues
as the Spirit enabled them.”
“…because through Christ Jesus
the law of the Spirit who gives life has set youfree
from the law of sin and death.
For what the law was powerless to do
because it was weakened by the flesh,
God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh
to be a sin offering.
And so He condemned sin in the flesh,
in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us,
who do not live according to the flesh
but according to the Spirit.”
are not in the realm of the flesh
but are in the realm of the Spirit,
if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.
And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ,
they do not belong to Christ.”
Interview with Joel Parisen: Newworldson
What has God been teaching you lately?
Joel: “How to not be a lip-service Christian. How to talk less and to let my life be my message, which is incredibly hard to do. How to not say one thing and be doing another. Some people struggle with surrender and trusting that God has a plan; that part’s been easy for me. My problem is knowing that in my partnership with Him, I have work to do too. It’s not all sit back and enjoy the ride.”
Behind the Song:
“We were coming to the end of a full day in the studio when I decided to sit down at the piano to unwind. I just started playing these chords when Mark came over and said, ‘We’re recording that tomorrow.’ And that was that. I wrote my lyrics and Josh wrote his right on the spot.
It’s a prayer.
They’re words we needed to hear.”
– Joel Parisien (Newworldson)
Pride weighing you down?
Choking your heart?
Chained up and bound?
Pride is your prison…
But Grace is your key!
“Sweet Holy Spirit!
Come rescue me!
Spirit, Spirit, I submit to You now
Sweet Holy Spirit!”
Are you drowning?
Hopeless and lost at sea?
But, Lord You threw me a line…
Brought me back to Your shore…
Now, I can feel the light from Your lighthouse…
Shining down on me…
Yes, I can!
Oh, what can I say?
I’ve worried so much…
I forget how to pray…
Well, I’m down on my knees…
And this is coming from my soul…
Sweet Holy Spirit…
Come make me whole!!
Let this be your prayer, too!!
“If you then,
though you are evil,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your Father in Heaven
give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Now That’s Sweet!!!!