In his resurrection Jesus arose as the Life giving Spirit. After the Lord JESUS CHRIST DIED TO IMPART HIMSELF INTO US AS OUR LIFE-SUPPLY, He arose again from the dead the third day.
Christ Had To Die To Become Our life
Consider for a minute that every meal we have ever eaten is composed of things that have passed through death. For example, if we that eat a fish would we eat it alive? No. The fish must die first like everything we ever eat must die day by day, while we are eating, we are killing, for we must chew the food. We kill the fruit, we kill the fish, we kill the cattle! Nothing can be our food unless it is dead.
John 12:24 – Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
So the Lord Jesus Christ in his wonderful grace and mercy, passed through death in order to impart Himself to us as our life. Even if we were not sinful, Christ still must die for us. He had to die that He might be our life-supply. So we will see that now Christ becomes the Life Giving Spirit to breath into us.
The Glorious Resurrection
Something wonderful and glorious occurred when Christ arose from the dead. Christ in His reurection became the Life-giving -spirit. He became the Spirit of Jesus christ – with the Spirit now having not only the divine but also the human element and human name of Jesus. Before the resurrection Before The resurrection, the Life-giving Spirit of Jesus was NOT. The Spirit of God had the divine element only Let’s read John 7:39.
John 7:39 – this He said concerning the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet ( given)
Bible translators had a real problem when trying to translate this verse. Because they could not believe that the Holy spirit ” was NOT”, they added the word ” given”.
The Spirit of God was there from the very beginning (Gen. 1:1-2), but the Spirit as “the Spirit of Christ” (Rom. 8:9), “the Spirit of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:19), was “not yet” at the time the Lord Jesus spoke this word, because He was not yet glorified. Before Christ’s resurrection, the Holy Spirit did NOT have the “human element” if the Man Christ Jesus. The wonderful nan, our Lord and saviour Jesus was glorified when He was resurrected. In resurrection, the Lord became the life-giving Spirit (1 Cor. 15:45). The last Adam, who was Christ in the flesh, became the life-giving Spirit in resurrection. Since then, the Spirit of Jesus Christ has both the divine and human elements, including the reality of the incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ.
Jesus Breathed into His Disciples
We read in John’s gospel chapter 20 that in the evening after our Lord rose from the dead as the Life-Giving-Spirit. He suddenly appeared to his frightened disciples who were gathered together behind closed doors for fear of the Jews. Christ then breathed into the disciples:
Verse 22 says, “And when He had said this, He breathed into them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.” The Lord Jesus had passes through birth (incarnation), human living and a mighty victorious death. He passed through this process. Now in resurrection he was the Life Giving Spirit who was able to eventually becomes the breath, the pneuma, that He might get into the believers.
Now today whoever and wherever we are , as the LIFE GIVING SPIRIT Jesus is able to ” breath” into us to be our life and our everything. He breaths into us so that He might bring us forth as the many sons of God into glory, (Rom 8:29, 30; Heb 2:10) We are now his many brothers who are now being built up by His life. We are His Body, the church, the habitation of God, to express the Triune God for eternity.
One With Jesus To Represent Him and Use His Name
Our Lord Jesus wants to be so very aware of the reality. that as we share the breath of Hs Spirit we can become completely ONE with him. This closeness is so wonderful that our very spirit and His Spirit are joined – so that we are one Spirit with the Lord.
1 Cor 6:17 – he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit.
Forgiving Sins In his Name
After breathing on His disciples, the Lord Jesus said to them, “Whosoever sins you forgive, their sins have been forgiven them; and whosoever sins you retain, they have been retained” (20:23).
Based upon our unity and oneness with his heart, mind and spirit the Lord gave His disciples the authority to represent Him. This included forgiving people, granting them the authority to bind and loose.
This authority was not to be exercised from the disciples own will or from their own will themselves, but in the Holy Spirit. When we today are also in the Holy Spirit and filled with the Holy Spirit, we have this authority to decide ( with the Lord’s heart and mind) whether or not a person is forgiven by God or not . If we say that he has been forgiven, it must be so. We must remember however, that this authority can only be exercised when we are in the Holy Spirit and filled with the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, this authority must be in the fellowship of the Body and for the fellowship of the Body. It is in the fellowship of the Body that we have this authority to represent the Lord in forgiving people. This is also for the Body, that we, representing the Lord, may receive the God-forgiven people into the church, His Body.
Praying in His Name
In John’s gospel chapter 16 verses 23 and 24 it is recorded that the Lord had said to them before his crucifixion, ” In that day you shall ask Me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you shall ask anything of the Father, He will give it to you in My name. Until now you have asked nothing in My name; ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be made full.” Here we see the believers being one with the Son and praying in His name.
Through resurrection He was born as The Son of God and became the life-giving Spirit (1 Cor. 15:45). Now we, the believers, in the Spirit, by the Spirit, and with the Spirit, can be one with Him. To pray “in My name” simply means to pray “in Me.” To be in His name means to be one with Him. When we are one with the Lord, we do not pray by ourselves but by the Lord. The prayer that we utter in oneness with the Lord will certainly be answered. When we pray, He also prays in our praying. However, if I am not one with you, yet I do things in your name, that is not right. But if I am truly one with you, I can do and claim things in your name. Likewise, the believers can do and claim things in the name of the Son because they are one with Him.
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