Week 34 – 2017

Jesus said that it was expedient, or to our advantage, that He would depart in the physical, so that the Holy Spirit could come and reside in our hearts. (John 16:7; 1Cor. 3:16) This is amazing; if you think about it.

God; in the Person of the Holy Spirit; lives on the inside of every born again child of God. In fact; it is the Holy Spirit that causes all that Jesus has accomplished on our behalf to become a reality in our walk. 2 Corinthians 13:14 states: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” The Greek word for “communion” in this verse is, “koinonia.” It is defined as: “fellowship, association, joint participation, intercourse, intimacy. It means the share which one has in anything.” Wow! The share which one has in anything. If this is the case and I’m to receive or participate in what Jesus grace has made available; then it will only occur through the ministry of the Holy Ghost. Super wow!

Grace without the Holy Spirit is merely “mental assent.” Now for the CBT (Chris Barhorst Translation) of 2 Corinthians 13:14. ” The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ which has been given TO you, because of the love of God the Father FOR you, is made a reality in your personal experience, through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit IN you.” Truly He has not left us comfortless. (John 14:18) Praise Him. (Psalm 107:8, 15, 21, 31)

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