Hello Precious One! 12-11-2017
Romans 7:6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.
2 Corinthians 3:6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
John 6:63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life.
Galatians 3:2-3 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Have you suffered so much for nothing, if it really was for nothing? Does God lavish His Spirit on you and work miracles among you because you practice the Law, or because you hear and believe?
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
Galatians 5:16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Galatians 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Galatians 5:25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Romans 8:4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace…….. You, however, are controlled not by the flesh, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ……. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 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 because of his Spirit who lives in you. Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation–but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
Ezekiel 36:27 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees
Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
Ezekiel 37:14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.'”
Isaiah 32:15 Until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fertile field, And the fertile field is considered as a forest.
Ezekiel 39:29 I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the people of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.”
Zechariah 4:6 So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.
John 7:37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
Romans 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
I am not sure how much I have intentionally lived by the Spirit. Actually, I am pretty sure, I have not intentionally done this, much. I have done a lot of prayer and meditation and Bible studies, and a lot of other things similar to this, but to intentionally live my life by the Spirit, keeping in step with the Spirit, I don’t think having a relationship with Holy Spirit has been the focus and priority of my life! I have done a lot of things FOR Christ and His cause, but living by the Spirit, live being filled with the Spirit??????
This is changing in me, radically or drastically!!!! I am acknowledging the Spirit as much as I can, now, during the day and asking Him, the Helper, to help me stay fixed and focused on Him! To be focused of Him is also to be focused on Jesus and the heavenly realm. We connect with Jesus through Holy Spirit! We connect with the Father and the kingdom of heaven, through Holy Spirit! God and Jesus are Spirits, the kingdom is a spiritual kingdom, and we relate to them by and through, Holy Spirit!!!! I am doing this more and more!
I Bless you too as you embrace Holy Spirit and let Him fill your life. Relating to Holy Spirit on a personal level is different than moving in the Gifts of the Spirit!!! We can move in the Gifts, and not really live by and be filled with Holy Spirit on a personal level! So, I Bless you in your relationships with the Father and Son, through Holy Spirit!!!!!
Jerry Brown For prayer, call 951-704-5290