Category Holy Spirit

Get a Revelation

Christians need a revelation on what it means to be “dead in Christ” (Ro 6:1-8). (Struggling-self strives to have its own way, own rights, and its own life.) Religious self (I ought to, I should) keeps the performing self alive! “You are dead,” Just think of it, a dead person cannot respond to the law. […]

Rest is Best

Ruth 3:18 Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.” God does not want you to “sweat”. Sweat here does not refer to your body’s perspiration, but your self-reliance or self-effort. God does […]

Living Water

The body of Christ is thirsty; almost dehydrated from not knowing where to find the living water that Jesus refers to when speaking to the woman at the well. When he tells her he has water she may drink of and never thirst again, she immediately says; BUT … “I do this or that” “but […]

Faith in Action

We have been looking together at this “mystery hid from ages and generations, but now made manifest which is Christ in you”; but we have said nothing, except by implication, of the one way, the one Bible way, of experiencing this union with Him. Nothing could be simpler, of course it could not, because we […]

Not Under Law

Not Under Law The law is an unbearable yoke. (Ac 15:10) Romans The law reveals sin but cannot fix it. (Ro 3:20) If the law worked then faith would be irrelevant. (Ro 4:14) The law brings wrath upon those who follow it. (Ro 4:15) The purpose of the law was to increase sin. (Ro 5:20) […]

Who Is Praying?

The true content of prayer is not expressed in what is said, whence, among other things, the great mistake of analyzing prayer on the basis of the apparent content of the discourse, and the distinction between the prayer of petition, of praise, of intercession, etc. That sort of thing can be useful from the pedagogical […]

Revelation

The Holy Spirit teaches both by revelation and experience. The revelation can be instant and direct, without being transmitted by any formal “teaching.” We say, “Oh, I see.” The Spirit then uses seen and temporal experiences to work that revelation into us. The revelation gets established in us through personal experience. Some people have a […]

Inability to Unify/Only One Center

Inability to Unify One might think that, with the Bible as the center of Christianity, the unity of Christians could be easily realized. But unfortunately this has not proved true, though we can consider it fortunate indeed that, as this inability to unify proves, the letter of the Bible cannot really replace the living Christ […]