“In my father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. “And I will pray the father and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for hedwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you” – John 14:2-3, 16-18
LIGHT FOR NOW: All that God did for us in Christ is found in the spirit.
In our last studies, we saw what Jesus meant by “the spirit of truth” and it was clearly established that “the spirit of truth” that was going to be sent to them when He goes to the Father, is the spirit of the reality of what Jesus has done (this was the realities he explained to them in context). So, the reality of everything that Jesus did is now in the spirit. So, the believer being the permanent residence of the Father is a spiritual reality. The believer being in the family of God is a spiritual reality. Paul explains these realities to the church at Ephesus, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings inn heavenly places in Christ.” So the reality of everything that Jesus has done is where? In the spirit; that is why Paul says spiritual blessings, and he explains in context (Ephesians 1:1-13) which include:
- Chosen in Him (verse 4)
- Holy and without blame before Him (verse 4), etc.
Observe verse 13 of Ephesians 1, “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy spirit of promise”. The phrase “you were sealed” implies to sign off on, to stamp, seal up. It was used in ancient Greek as a proof of ownership. This means that when “sphragizo” (the Greek for “you were sealed”) is used, it is to proof ownership of one’s handiwork. In other words, the Holy Spirit is the signature of everything God has done for us in Christ. Hence, Paul explained in chapter two of the same letter; “For we are His workmanship created in Christ…” (Ephesians 2:10). Hence, all that God did for us in Christ is found in the spirit. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: You are sealed with the Holy Ghost; acknowledge this!
PRAYER: I am found in Christ; sealed by the Holy Ghost and I am a living and moving temple of God, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: In the spirit, we find all that God did for us in Christ.
DAILY READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 14 EVENING: 1CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 2