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#21 When the New Spirit Rises

Posted: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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We search for what we do not know, driven by what we cannot recognize. What is life about? There is a way, the lost way, with answers for us all.

Devotional

Ephesians 3:14-17 NASB
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you being rooted and grounded in love…

It is the “inner man” (our new creation) that can experience the love of God. The new creation must rise in strength by means of the Spirit to subdue the soul life. If the flesh is stronger than the spirit, it struts and mimics God’s love. So there must be a work of the Spirit to bring the function of the Cross. The self dies and the new spirit rises in strength to encounter God’s love.

This divine love, God’s great desire, is a spiritual love that is experienced – in reality – in your spirit only. “God is spirit and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).

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