Wednesday, June 13, 2012
By the Spirit
By experience and through God's Word, we know that the Holy Spirit is more. Teacher, Promise, Comforter, Enlightener.
But even these fall short.
The Holy Spirit is not just some inclination, some whisper that teaches me, guides me, and helps me to understand. He is all those things, but more.
The Holy Spirit is God's VERY POWER.
He embodies all of God's strength.
He provides the motive power by which God shapes the world from a creative idea. That's why He seems like wind--He supplies the motion for the work of God.
That's how He completes the Trinity.
Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Concept, Flesh, Work.
The Spirit gives life.--John 6:63
We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us His Spirit.--1John 4:13
He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you.--Romans 8:11
The Holy Spirit is the face of God inhabiting the world today. Moses saw the Father. Peter and Paul saw Jesus. We see the Holy Spirit. His voice speaks and His hand reaches out. He brings more than a feeling. Jesus sent Him with intention to fill us and walk with us along the way as Christ once walked with His disciples.
Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord.--Zechariah 4:6