Jesus Christ 8

Dove of the Holy Spirit

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Now that we’ve talked about Jesus’ ascension, I want to talk about Jesus consummating in the spirit, or becoming complete, or perfect.

~When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory. John 7:39~

Once Jesus ascended to Heaven from Earth after his resurrection, he became glorified, he became one with God, in ever sense of the word. After this completion of his ministry on Earth, the Holy Spirit fell on his faithful. But not until he returned for the last time to Heaven.

~And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God.  Rom 8:10~

The spirit is a part of God himself, and once Christ completed his works on Earth, the spirit became our guide. The spirit is how Jesus himself communicates with us. And real believers, the faithful have this spirit inside of them even though our bodies are dead from sin, our spirits are alive in Jesus.

~Christ is a life-giving Spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:45b~       find proof in Genesis 2:7 where God (Jesus) breathes the very life into Adam.

Jesus not only allows life to exist, he gives us life to begin with, the Holy Spirit gives us eternal life by living inside us and guiding our lives.

~For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17~

This final verse on the matter proves beyond all doubt that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are ONE in the same way Jesus and God the Father are ONE. And true life and freedom come with that spirit that Jesus gave us after he left Earth.

Think of Jesus as an “all-inclusive resort”. Salvation is all-inclusive, everything you can imagine comes in this package and it is for everyone who accepts him and walks with him. I am going to speak more on this in a later post, but for now take these verses for example, they are all directed at you and me.

~God will do this, for HE is faithful to do what HE says, and HE has invited YOU into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ OUR Lord.  1 Corinthians 1:9~

~He has enabled YOU to share in the inheritance that belongs to HIS PEOPLE, who live in the light. Colossians 1:12b~

~just as YOU accepted Christ Jesus as YOUR Lord, YOU must continue to follow HIM. Colossians 2:6~

~don’t let ANYONE condemn YOU for what YOU eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain “holy days”, “ceremonies” or “Sabbaths”. For rules like these are ONLY shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ HIMSELF IS THAT REALITY. Colossians 2:16-17~

 

Stay blessed,

Chris

 

 

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One Response to “Jesus Christ 8”

  1. hope Says:

    AWESOME, VERY GOOD CHRIS. WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS TRUTH. GOD BLESS U BROTHER.

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