Thursday, 24 June 2021
In 1 Corinthians 15:12-16, Paul is speaking to the Gentile believers on the risen Messiah as our hope. Why was it necessary for him to make such a point about this? Paul was a Rabbi from the sect of the Pharisees which believed in life after death and resurrection from the dead. The Sadducees on the other hand, did not share these beliefs. Was Paul sensing doubt or confusion among the believers, had a spirit of the Sadducees entered into the congregation? If so, this is a dangerous place to be.
If we do not have the hope of the power of the Spirit of God which dwells within us, how will we stand to fight our daily battles? Without the authority given to us in Yeshua's name it will be difficult to stand in times of trial while at the same time remaining at peace. The reality of our faith rests on a risen Messiah.
We read in verses 45-46 that the body is first natural and then spiritual And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.
It is that same Spirit of the living God, the life-giving spirit, which dwells in us. Yeshua died and rose from the dead so that He might send the Holy Spirit, the Comforter to be with us always, everywhere and in all situations. When we died to ourselves we were resurrected In Him and received the life giving spirit.
Although we have fears, although we have challenges and struggles; we need to remember that there is a life giving spirit inside of us which we must not neglect to renew. This life giving spirit overcomes fear and panic, loss and confusion; whatever might come against us. We must never forget that our security lies not in our ability or the ability of any man but in God alone.
This is taken from the Harvest of Asher Facebook page.