The Lord IS the Spirit of Christ – the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is God. He is a Person. He is active and moving within every Christian.
He is the One who lives within us TO DO the things that He has commanded us to do. And to NOT DO the things that we should not do.
This is why the Bible says that we must be “obeying the truth through the Spirit.” (I Peter 1:22)
But what does this mean? Really?
We see that phrase, “through the Spirit“, and then basically walk right on by it. Like we tend to do with a great deal of the word of God.
We tend to see these phrases as a kind of poetic excess that the Lord has put into His word. Or we think that the King James translators suffered from an abundance of flowery language and superfluous rhetoric.
Or that they wrote with a kind of middle-English “God talk”. As some like to say to put down the KJV.
And therefore, the words are not treated seriously.
We ignore incredible spiritual truths that have been placed right in front of us.
Continue reading “By Faith Alone: Part 2 – More Than Fluffy Poetry”