Jesus Christ Dwells In You Now Through The Holy Spirit

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Friday, April 9

HE WENT TO PREPARE A PLACE (Jesus Dwells In You Now Through The Holy Spirit)

? Pastor Chris

? TO THE BIBLE
John 14:2-3 “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

▶ LET’S TALK
A lot of Christians have wondered about John 14:3, speculating that the Lord spoke of His Second Coming or the Rapture, but that’s not what the Lord was referring to. To properly understand what Jesus meant, you’ll have to look at the context, and understand His message with your spirit, not with your senses.

Read John 14:16 where Jesus said, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever” (KJV). The term “another Comforter” is the Greek phrase “Allon paraklēton,” meaning “another of same kind.” So, Jesus introduced the Holy Spirit at that point. Then He said, “…you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you” (John 14:17). How did the Holy Spirit dwell with them at the time? Wasn’t He supposed to come on the Day of Pentecost?

That tells us something. He wasn’t talking about the Holy Spirit alone; He was also referring to Himself! To drive that point home, He went back to what He said in our opening verse, saying, “…I will come again and receive you to Myself….” Then in verse 18, He said, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” How and when was He going to come to them? In the twentieth verse, He said, “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (NIV). What day was He talking about? Evidently, He was talking about the day when the Holy Ghost comes!

So, when He said, “I will come to you,” He was saying, “I’ll come to you in the Holy Spirit!” And on the Day of Pentecost, He fulfilled that precious promise: “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” (Acts 2:4 NIV). He’s in you today in all His fullness. Praise God!

? Go Deeper
1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27-28

? Speak
Dear Precious Holy Spirit, thank you for your indwelling and abiding presence which has made me a victor and a master over circumstances. Thank you for strengthening my faith and stirring up courage in me to do the will of God and fulfil my calling. My success in life is guaranteed because I’m yielded to your guidance and leading always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

? Daily Bible Reading

ONE YEAR
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Luke 12:1-21, Judges 7-8

TWO YEAR
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Romans 8:29-39, Psalm 114-115

▶ Act
Read and meditate on John 14:16 in the Amplified version of the Bible.

About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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