Holy Spirit Message

In studying the Holy Spirit, last week’s message led to knowledge that we become temples for Spirit to dwell in. 

As we become these ‘temples,” and it typically IS a process, His Word says in Romans, “You are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you… And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who lives in you.”

Ancient words conveying Spirit (the “righteousness” within) is a force with extraordinary power turning that power towards making us NEW from the inside, therefore, “giving life.” The passage explains more…

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation – but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if we live according to the sinful nature we will die; but if by the Spirit we put to death the misdeeds of the body we will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are Sons and Daughters of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of daughter and sonship. And by Him we cry, ‘Abba, Father’. The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” (Romans 8:9 -16)

Sin is that which hurts us and others. Bad decisions can “kill” us… sometimes that’s a metaphor, sometimes reality. But previous misuse of our body can be put to “death.” Everyone’s path to that is as unique as we are.

But it begins with our Father God, who considers us His children (remember ‘Abba’ means: Daddy), wanting to give us peace that leads to abundance. Just as we wish these things for ours. His Spirit is the “small voice within’ prompting us to make decisions that will give us excellent life. We need only listen and proceed without fear. Fear is a tool of forces that want to hold us back; but Spirit would have us assume our position as “royal” daughters and sons and be bold. If that makes more sense to you then a Creator who would have us trembling in fear of Him or anything else in this world, allow yourself to believe it and live in it confidently. Trust Truth that resonates inside you. That is Spirit. Following it organically fulfills our “obligation” which is to live in a way that benefits us and those we affect. 

We are vibrant children of God. Spirit’s aim is to keep us blooming into our strongest, bravest, most secure selves. It makes for impressive temples people can see Love in.

Please pray for the Ukraine, for Tyre Nichols’ mother, that our country learns from this absolute tragedy, and for all the brokenhearted. 

Blessings,

Poppa B