Rabbi Schneider - What Spirit Lives in You?
Shalom ahuvim. Shalom, beloved one. One of my favorite scriptures is from the book of Romans 8:11. I'm going to take two episodes to do this. So join me next week as well. Listen to the Word of God here. "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit that in dwells you". I want to first of all focus on the first part of this scripture. "If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you..."
Now to have the spirit that raised Yeshua from the dead dwelling in you, this is our inheritance. Paul tells us in the book in the book of Ephesians that we've received the Ruach HaKodesh as a pledge of our inheritance.
So if you're a born again, if you have received Jesus, you have literally become a partaker of the resurrection spirit of divine life. The spirit that raised Yeshua HaMashiach from the dead, the spirit, beloved one that raised Jesus of Nazareth from the dead lives in you. It's a reality. The spirit that lifted Yeshua off the ground so that the disciples literally saw Him ascend into the air on the book of Acts and disappear into the clouds, that spirit that lifted Him up, beloved one, lives in you and in me.
We need to get a hold of this. When you look in the mirror, you're more than what you see in the mirror. You have resurrected, victorious life living inside of you. And God wants to teach us to cling to Him, that we would live by the Spirit.
And so today I want to simply leave you with an exclamation mark on the first part of this verse. You have abundant life. Jesus is in you. And I want to encourage you today to ask the Father, to ask the Holy Spirit to open up the windows of understanding for you, that you would perceive this reality. Until next week, beloved, this is Rabbi Schneider saying shalom aleichem. Peace to you. And the Holy Spirit may encourage you to pass this devotional on to a friend. God bless you and shalom.