Devotionals for February 2017


#17 The Hallmarks of a Spirit-filled Person


Reading Acts 6:10 & 15 A great crowd of Jews (Acts 6:9 gives the list) rose up to “debate and dispute with Stephen.” They chose Stephen for his prominence, but it was God who gave to Stephen an opportunity to … Continue reading

#16 Responsive to the Spirit


Galatians 6:1 AMPC Brethren, if any person is overtaken in misconduct or sin of any sort, you who are spiritual (who are responsive to and controlled by the Spirit) should set him right… Here is the true definition of a … Continue reading

#15 What Does the Spiritual Person Look Like?


1 Corinthians 2:15 AMPC But the spiritual man tries all things (he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things), yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of … Continue reading

#14 The Natural, Nonspiritual Man


1 Corinthians 2:14 AMPC But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense to him; and he … Continue reading

#13 The Great Spiritual Paradox


Romans 8:5 ESV For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. Absolute surrender means … Continue reading

#12 The Reckless Mind of Humanity


Romans 8:5 AMPC For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are … Continue reading

#11 The Holy Spirit Invades Everything


Romans 8:5 NIV-UK Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Oswald Chambers: … Continue reading

#10 Our Obedience is to Receive


Romans 8:2 NASB For the Law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death. Our concept of obedience is this: “Do as you are told.” But God’s concept of … Continue reading

#9 A Prisoner of the Lord


The way into the realm of the Spirit is SURRENDER. You cannot USE or master the Spirit, though many try and end in delusive “experience” – not of the Spirit. You allow yourself to be mastered by, controlled by, possessed … Continue reading

#8 The Vital Presence of the Spirit


John 16:7c AMPC If I go away, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you… [to be in close fellowship with you]. There are wonderful believers, filled with the Spirit in brilliance and constancy. But there are also many … Continue reading

#7 The Wealth of Christ is in the Spirit


John 16 AMPC 14. He (the Holy Spirit) will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. 15. Everything that the Father has is … Continue reading

#6 Restored to God’s Design


Romans 8:5 AMPC …those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the Holy Spirit. Not only are we forgiven to the utmost … Continue reading

#5 Complete Control through Complete Yielding


This is the key verse of Romans 8—and the Key to living it… Romans 8:5 AMPC For those who are according to the flesh and are CONTROLLED by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which … Continue reading

#4 The Impossible Possiblity


Romans 8:4 AMPC So that the righteousness and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed … Continue reading

#3 The Holy Spirit, Person of Christ


Romans 8:3 NASB For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of human flesh, He condemned sin in the flesh… God has solved our failure … Continue reading

#2 The Wonderful Holy Spirit


Romans 8:2 NASB For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Now we are entering the wonderful, amazing solution to everything that is human inability: … Continue reading

#1 The Law of the Spirit


Romans 8:2 NASB For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. See how many times the word ‘law’ is used in these chapters? The universe … Continue reading

Traveling Down the Road to Union


Though The Road to Union devotional series has now ended, your exploration of the unsearchable riches available in Christ can continue! The mystery of Christ and the new creation is an adventure we will be on as long as we … Continue reading

#39 No Condemnation for Those IN Christ


Romans 8:1 AMPC Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. There … Continue reading

#38 Only the Spirit of Life


Romans 8:2 ESV For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. There is another reason that believers don’t enjoy the new creation. It is because they grasp … Continue reading