mandag 29. august 2016

It is about spirit


The headline seems obvious, but it is interesting how often we forget this truth when the subject is holiness. Our attention easily drifts to behaviour, but: Holiness is about God’s spirit and man’s spirit = my spirit.

Already on the first page of the Bible we read that:

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Gen 1:2 KJV
It was just this presence that was needed for creation of new life. Holiness is not something I do, holiness is something I live. That which is about spirit, is about life. It was the same life-giving spirit that breathed life in the first man, but that is the subject for tomorrow.

Today I realize that spirit is like a red lifeline through the Scriptures to the very last page where we see the influence of God’s Spirit upon his creation:

“The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.”
Rev 22:17
In this “Grand finale” it is interesting to note that the mission of the Spirit and the bride has become “one” – one of the aims of holiness has reached is fulfilment!

‘Manna’ for today:

Holiness is something I live

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