Living Life in the Spirit

An Outreach Magazine Article (Published October 15, 2021)

While reading through the end of John’s Gospel recently, I noticed how the disciples are in a grieving and fearful tight huddle until the resurrected Jesus comes to dwell among them. He gives them an assignment: “I am sending you.” 

Then Jesus does something miraculous. With the blowing of his breath, he says to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:19–22). This is the Holy Spirit that was promised, which they needed, but would not indwell them until Jesus departed (John 16:5–15). 

In sending the Holy Spirit, Jesus was sending God’s own self to be in his people.This was a prophetic promise from the Old Testament. God would mark and seal his own people—both Jew and Gentile—and call them his very own. Through the Holy Spirit, God’s people would become one with him, in the same way that the Father God is one with his Son, the God-man, Jesus. 

Read the FULL Outreach Magazine Article here:

Published by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Servant of Jesus. Truth-teller. Leader. Mentor. Author of Books.

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