Friday, January 13, 2017

The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit

Photo by Wesley Fryer
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 13:14c
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

Insights: Today I am going to provide you a brief passage from Ted Dekker’s book The Forgotten Way.  I think it will help you grasp this concept of fellowship with the One True God better as He communicates through His Spirit.  Dekker wrote, “‘Father, the glory you have given me, I have given to them, that they may be one, just as we are one, I in them and you in me.’  You do indeed have the glory that the Father gave to Yeshua.  Paul confirms this when he declares that you have been glorified already.  The powerful mystery of your restoration and union with God in Christ will forever change the way you view yourself and the world you live in.  How can you not love yourself now?  How can you not love your neighbor as yourself?  How can you stoop in misery and bemoan your life unless you do not believe in your identity in Yeshua?  It is true that pain and hardship are unavoidable in this life.  But suffering is optional and the prerogative of the old mind.  Only the old mind and the deceiver stand against the truth of your true identity.  They lie with silver tongue, tempting you to believe that you have not been remade in the likeness of your Creator, the Word, Yeshua.  Today, listen to the voice of the Spirit within you, because you are the body of Christ, joined with Him, reborn unto the Father.  Surely, this is your incarnation now.  When you see this truth in the Light, all the darkness that has clouded your mind from the great and glorious truth of who you are will vanish.  Walking in Yeshua, you will do as He did.  You will find peace in the storms, you will move the mountains of trouble that rise before you, you will tread on that serpent who lies with a forked tongue.  Remember: it’s never what you believe about yourself that defines you; it’s your Father opinion of you that defines you.  Your opinion of yourself only defines the experience you have in this life.  Indeed, to believe in Yeshua is to believe like Yeshua.  To believe like Yeshua is to believe in your risen self, because you were raised with and in Him.”

 1. Do you have fellowship with the One True God?
 2. Has this fellowship helped you to see yourself as you truly are?

Prayer: Father, thank You for having a relationship with me.  May I learn more of who You are as we grow together.  May I reflect Your life in me better each and every day. Amen.

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