Healing Spirit

Romans 8:11

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your moral bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.

I would love to be in a room discussing this passage with you. I would like to know what this verse says to you. Is it a strong encouragement or is it a bit outlandish?

I have been thinking about the creation of the universe and the creator. We know Him, of course. We also know that Jesus was with Him in the beginning and that nothing was made apart from Jesus (John 1: 1 – 3). Jesus also told us that he is in us (John 14: 21), and the Holy Spirit too (John 14: 17). So, the power of creation lives within us. He is the source of all life and Jesus is the life (John 14: 6).

Because of these things we conclude that the creative power of God lives within us and also life lives within us because where there is Jesus, there is life. With all of this living within our very cells, you would think that life would bubble forth from us. I think, though, that Paul wrote this verse trying to get people to grasp this amazing truth so they could experience the benefit, thereof.

What do you think God made the earth from? Have you pondered that? Well, I will tell you. He created the earth and everything on it of His own substance. What else was there really? If Jesus is the life, then it took a bit of the life to create life. That makes sense, doesn’t it? At one level this sounds so simple yet at another, it is mind blowing. The key for us is in the simplicity of it. “In the beginning was the word (Jesus) . . . and apart from Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being” (John 1: 1, 3). So, the building blocks of the universe, frankly, are resident in our cell structure. Then, above all things, Yahweh breathed into us the Spirit, His own Spirit. With this pedigree it is no wonder Paul saw the great healing potential within us all.

The power which formed us in the first place, and which had enough healing power to raise Jesus from the dead is inside you right now. Further, the power that raised Lazarus from the dead is alive in you. Since you have resurrection power in you and you have Jesus, who is life in you, then that same power can aid your physical body. Isn’t that exciting? The power which raised up Jesus is flowing in your veins. Your very breath is God’s own Spirit moving and breathing in you. You have the trifecta of healing power in you. I reckon if this power could raise a dead body, then it can heal what ails us too, no matter the ailment.

Today could be your day. It only takes one revelation of God’s Word to set off a cascade of miracles in you. I pray the healing of the Lord is fully manifested in you today!

Creative Genius

Genesis 1: 1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

There are many ways we relate to God. First and foremost, He is our Father. Of course, He is also the creator. All of creation came out of his love for us and desire to give us a home. One day we will all live eternally in heaven but we have a temporary home here.

God generously created this planet for us. It is tailor made for our physiology but also for our spirits. The marvels and beauty of the earth lift us and even enthrall us at times. Still, the most amazing and awe inspiring truth of all time is that the God who created this planet considers us His greatest creation. He made the earth not to be a tremendous work of art that would accrue to His credit but rather that it would be a blessing and a home for His beloved. The all-powerful creator just wanted to be a parent and He wanted to bless us with an environment that would do more than meet our needs. It is meant to provide the many joys we gain from its beauty as well as the resources we need to live.

God, the creator, knew the exact amount of gravity we could tolerate, the kind of atmosphere we need and even the gas mixture of the air we breathe. He created our bodies and matched a planet to our needs. He also knew the depth and breadth of our spirits, that simply meeting our physical needs would not satisfy all of who we are. A mountain stream, or a simple tree gives breath to our spirits and the Father enjoys our awe with us. He dwells in us and with us and loves seeing through our eyes and through our hearts.

Seeing this earth with all its wonder is a testimony of God’s great love for us. He crafted a whole planet just for us. Who has ever dreamed that big? How big is the blessing of God? As big as the whole planet! In truth, I am sure we will find it is as great as the universe. Perhaps He is making us another planet right now. Your Father is the creator of the entire universe. How does it get any better than that?