Monday, October 1, 2012

The Spirit of God at Work in Us as Seen in Romans 8

Vs 1 - Walk...after the Spirit
Vs 2 - The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made us free
vs 4 - Walk...after the Spirit
Vs 5 - They that walk after the Spirit do mind the things of the Spirit
Vs 9 - We are in the Spirit and He in us. We have the Spirit and are therefore, God's
Vs 10 - The Spirit is life because of righteousness
Vs 11 - The Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, quickens us, for the Spirit dwells in us
Vs 13 - Through the Spirit we do mortify the deeds of the body that we might live
Vs 14 - We are led by the Spirit
Vs 15 - We have received the Spirit of adoption, causing us to cry, Abba, Father
Vs 16 - The Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God
Vs 23 - We have the firstfruits of the Spirit
Vs 26 - The Spirit helps our infirmities, the Spirit makes intercession for us
Vs 27 - The mind of the Spirit is made know to Jesus on our behalf

I have said repeatedly that the Holy Spirit is the part of the Godhead of which we have the most dealings. When Christ ascended, the Spirit descended to indwell the believer. He is hard at work on our behalf on a moment by moment basis.

In this chapter, I am amazed by the tremendous amount of ministry which takes place by the Spirit of God in our lives.

He is the "pneuma" or the breath of God which fills our spiritual sails. He quickens us or gives us life. He relays personal information about us to Jesus the Intercessor so that He may pray to the Father on our behalf.

He frees us, causes us to have the proper thoughts, secures us in our relationship with God, leads us, and bears witness within our spirit.

Having strived to walk after the Spirit these past few decades, I cannot imagine the void in my life if the Spirit were absent. However, we have the promise of God that, now, there is nothing that can separate us from God's love. He has assured us that He would never leave us nor forsake us. His Spirit has sealed us until the day of Christ and will indwell us from the moment of salvation until we are safe in Heaven.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me,
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

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