20th May 2020: Our Daily deLIGHT~4th Day-Spirit of YHVH
Spirit of YHVH
When I was a young believer and began to be taught about the Holy Spirit, my understanding was very one dimensional. I realized there was fruit that would come from allowing the Spirit to dwell in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; this was the evidence of one walking by the Spirit. I also learned of the gifts of the Spirit as I continued to mature in my walk. But my view was still one dimensional. However, since studying about the Seven Spirits of YHVH and reading the Word with this paradigm, there is a depth and a dimension to the function of the Holy Spirit that I haven’t experienced in my thirty-four years walking as a Spirit-filled believer. When we allow the Spirit of YHVH to daily be filled in our vessels/menorah it will cause us to shine bright in EVERY “branch” of our life.
In Romans 8:9-14 it says, “9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, he does not belong to Him. 10 If Messiah 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 Yeshua from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Messiah Yeshua from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. 12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of Elohim, these are sons of Elohim.
In the same chapter that the fruit of the Spirit is listed Paul lists the deeds of the flesh. Let’s go over them so that we can know what the Scripture says about it. Galatians 5:19-21; “16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law [the penalty of the law]. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of Elohim.”
When we no longer live to the deeds of the flesh but according to righteousness, the Holy Spirit will live IN us!! It’s a surreal thought that our mortal bodies literally house the Presence/Spirit of the Holy One when we surrender to Him and His ways.
Have a blessed and shalom filled day!!
River of Life Tabernacle
Great peace have they who love Your law. Psalm 119:165a