As I was sitting before the Lord this morning He brought me to Romans 8- a familiar chapter to many. A chapter that speaks about the freedom that we have in Christ because of the sacrifice made, once and for all, by Jesus Christ, and our acknowledgment to come under the Spirit that gives life rather than being led by our flesh which brings death.
I continued on from verse one, and as I began to read vv. 10-11 God spoke so clearly to my heart- the passage reads:
10″If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from that dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” (Romans 8:10-11)
Here is what God spoke to my heart: He reminded me that when I chose to believe in Him, I was filled with His Holy Spirit, and because I am filled with the Holy Spirit even this mortal body, that I exist in for my time on earth finds its life through the Spirit! This physical body that has aches and pains, that may be diseased, that may have extra weight on it, on an on the list could go- this mortal body has purpose.
This physical body that we find ourselves in, the one that perhaps we are not so pleased with, this mortal body has been given life through the Spirit!
Acts 17:28a states:
“…for in Him we live and move and exist…”
I believe that some may need to hear this word today- for some of you perhaps you, like I did, gave up on your body, gave up believing that both the physical and spiritual parts of you could work together in the story he wrote about you. Beloved, I believe God is saying today that HE alone has created you both your mortal body, and your spirit man- HE has purposed that both would work together to live out your story.
It will not be through the works of our flesh that bring our body into alignment with God’s perfect design, it will be our agreement with His promise that His Holy Spirit will give life to our mortal bodies. Our agreement from this place will enable us to yield to His deisgn, and give us the grace to move into a place of health in our physical bodies- it is the Spirit who gives life, not any other source!
I pray for you today that if you are struggling in your physical, mortal, body that the peace of God would wash over you, and that as God’s Son or Daughter you would know the incredible resource that is housed on the inside of you. If your body is facing disease I pray for divine healing. Beloved know this, GOD IS FOR YOU!
31″What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.” (Hebrews 8:31-34).
Know today Beloved that Jesus Christ is interceding for you…and that every part of who you have been created to be (body, soul, and spirit) is given life through the Spirit.
Beloved, from the inside out let us pour out praise to the One who has given us life, and whose very breath fills our lungs!
Beloved, this is the story He wrote!