Live in the Spirit

by | Aug 26, 2011 | Purpose & Identity

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. —1 Corinthians 2:12

Most Christians do not know much about the realm of the Spirit. It is as if they are separated from the Promised Land by the Jordan River. Once in a while, when no giants are around, they may rush across the water and take some fruit from the trees and then run back. This is a long way from dwelling in the land!

Perhaps they hear a rousing sermon by a strong evangelist. For a brief time their spirits are stirred up, and they reach out and take hold of their healing, their strength, their joy, their peace, or their deliverance. But when the stirring fades, they go back to walking in the natural.

We were not meant to rush in and out of the spiritual realm; we are meant to live there. Why wonder where our spiritual blessings are? They are dangling over our heads in the spiritual realm. We must enter in and take hold of what is ours.

We live and move and have our being in Christ Jesus. We never have to depart from His presence because His Spirit both indwells us and surrounds us when two or more gather in His Name (Matthew 18:20).

Jesus, indwell and surround me. Keep me
ever close to Thee. Show me all of Thy
will and Thy way—this day and
every day. Amen.

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