Life in the Spirit

The Apostle Paul writing to the Romans in chapter 8 verse 11 said to the saints in Rome, “If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Think about this statement for a second. The very same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in us if we have made Jesus our Lord.” How many of us realize the power that lives inside each of us and what that Power is able to do in us and through us? When this becomes a reality to us nothing is impossible for us because nothing is impossible for God to accomplish. It’s the same Spirit that anointed Jesus who was the Word of God in the beginning who created all things. (John 1:14) That person lives in us. The problem with most people today is they don’t know how to release that power to work in their behalf. That’s where our faith comes in. Faith is the ingredient God gave us to connect with the power living on the inside us. Until we connect with that source of power God’s hands are tied from helping us until we act in faith in that great name above all names Jesus Christ, and when we act in faith the power in us is released and whatever we are believing God for is manifested in the natural. That seems simple enough doesn’t it? To make sure everyone could connect with Him, God gave each of us a ‘measure of faith’ to use. (Romans 12:3) Jesus said to His disciples in Mark 11:23, “Whoever says to this mountain (problem) be removed and cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” In this statement Jesus used ‘believe’ 1 time, but he used the word ‘say’ 3 times. What He is telling us is we have to speak to the problem facing us in His name and keep on speaking to it until the problem is gone.

Everything God is going to do for us in this life He did through Christ when He died on the cross. (1 Peter 2:24 & Matthew 8:17) The stripes Jesus bore on His back was for our healing, the crown of thorns for our sanity and He became poor that we might prosper in this life. And when I say prosper I mean prosper in every area of our life and not just financially though that was certainly included. I don’t know about you but I want to be prosperous in my health, my mind, and in my body. (3 John 2) If we don’t take advantage of these wonderful works our Heavenly Father accomplished through the death of His Son on Calvary, we are living way below the standard God intended for His children to live in this life.

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