SPIRIT AND LIFE 3
I watched a short video on YouTube today. Bill Johnson was explaining that Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father in authority. We have an open heaven because Jesus actively multiplies Himself through us. There is an open heaven over every Believer - angels of power walking up and down on the sons and daughters of men. But it was more his manner and anointing that I noticed. He spoke in the spirit of wisdom and revelation when I see it.
NEW CREATION SPIRIT
The ability to speak wisdom and revelation – words of spirit and life - is a feature of new covenant living. When you watch Bill Johnson, he is not giving a Bible study. But He is sharing the word of God. It’s not the letter that’s being distributed from his lips. He is sharing the living word and his words are alive, which is to say they are spirit and they are life. When he gives a talk it is Christ in him. The words of the Father expressed through His son Bill.
‘On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20. This is the norm in our new covenant union with God. But impossible while living in old covenant separation.
NEW TESTAMENT UNION
This is because in the new covenant life there is no separation between us and our Father. All teachers for whom Jesus is life will multiply His life in living words and actions simply by being themselves in Father. If Christ is our life and if we are growing in the union with God that is ours, we are ourselves as witnesses, yet an expression of our Father. This is the mode of spirit and life.
I have observed that you can give out information and you can give out life - the life of God. I have personally witnessed this, seen the difference and been saddened by the fact that sincere people can release a river of information while being unaware of the dry river-bed emitting from their lips in the name of life. They are not bad folks. They are sincere and love the Lord. But they remain separated in the law from Father so that what they speak is the letter even when they are talking on the Spirit!
‘The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life’ John 6.63 NIV.
As sons we are the expression of our Father. We are sons in spirit and in truth when we live in our new covenant inheritance of union with God. Here we a not living in a belief system helped along by Jesus or a Holy Spirit tonic. We are living in Christ who is the Spirit of Sonship manifest as you!