I have been attending a conference on the role the Holy Spirit plays in ministering with and to the urban poor, within the framework of social justice. I have been asked to take one of the sessions today, in which I will be framing my talk on the 5 tenses of salvation.
- We were saved before the creation of the world.
- We were being saved.
- We are saved.
- We are being saved.
- We will be saved.
Within this framework, I am going to share how I can see the Holy Spirit at work in my life, drawing me deeper into Christ. I will share much of my testimony: How the Lord used others to draw me to him, how he used circumstances of life to draw me to him, and how I experienced his overwhelming love for me, all which resulted in him drawing me deeper and deeper into his presence.
From this base, I will then be sharing how the Holy Spirit has empowered and inspired me to minister to others, through prayer, witness and just being present with others; being part of the process of drawing others deeper into the riches of Christ.