The Holy Spirit in Us

1 Corinthians 2:12   (KJV)   12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

Awesome! God has given us His Holy Spirit; it’s through Him that we get to understand wonderful truths that otherwise would have been impossible for us to comprehend. We’ve received bountiful blessings from God; the best of which is Himself: Father, Son, and the 1 Cor. 2.12 - Holy Spirit in UsHoly Spirit. This is a wonderful mystery we pray the world receives as well. Imagine having in us the fullness of the Godhead.

Is there anything more wonderful than that? It baffles reason and imagination. How can finite contain the infinite? How can the Holy Spirit be in me wholly and be in every other true genuine follower all at the same time? It’s incalculable and impossible in terms of human reasoning, but nothing is impossible with God. He is imminent and transcendent; He is a part of history and beyond history; He is fully in us, but way bigger than us.

We live in Him and persevere in Him—even through the most alluring temptations, hardest trials, and most horrible persecutions; there’s no sense turning back. He’s the highest cause and reason for living. Is there anyone in heaven greater than Him? Is there anyone on earth we can compare with Him? In Him, we have everything we need. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined the beautiful life we enjoy now and the glorious life we will enjoy in eternity—in the presence of Him Who loves us most and the source of all wisdom and knowledge—even the out of this world kind.

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The Word

John 1:1   (KJV)   1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

One of humanity’s greatest struggles is knowing God. Praise God, He Who is the one true God wants to reveal Himself to us. He doesn’t want us struggling in that area. And speaking of revealing Himself, this passage is one of His greatest revelations. Before time john-1-1-the-wordbegan, our Lord Jesus already existed. He existed together with God and is Himself God. This may sound difficult for our minds to comprehend, but it really isn’t.

This isn’t a play of words to confuse us; confusing us is farthest from His mind. He’s drawing us closer to Him; He wants us to draw closer to Him; He wants to be near us. He took the most loving step to prove this: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Through our Lord Jesus, we meet God face-to-face.

The endless debate about Jesus being divine isn’t supposed to be… Whatever our stand regarding this is, we at least have to admit that there are direct statements about the divinity or “Godhood” of Jesus. There is a direct statement about the “Godhead.” The problem arises in understanding how Two can be One. There really isn’t a problem with that when we understand that even human makeup reflects this. We have an immaterial part; we have a material part. Common understanding of God’s Word shows that when our earthly tent (body) gives up, we (our spirits) is present with the Lord. There, we see how one can be two and two can be one.

I praise God that our Lord Jesus gave us more than enough “glimpse” of God—enough for us to have a saving knowledge of Him; enough for us to love Him; enough for us to walk worshipfully and faithfully before Him.