Mulling over the content of the latest post upon awakening I knew which scripture would act as a bridge to follow-up teaching from Neville Johnson. (I didn’t expect yet another instance of what I’d noted of Charlie Shamp’s New Year word on the increase in prophetical sight and comprehension.)
It would be sensible, however, to check that verse’s context and so I dug into Romans chapter 8. And so I invite you to check and meditate along with me. I trust this will enable a good grasp of both posts. Here’s the NKJV text of Romans 8:14-22 with relevant and associated verses underscored:
‘For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”.
‘The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
‘For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
‘For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.’
[Courtesy of Thomas Nelson Inc and Blue Letter Bible]
In reading the chapter I especially noticed several other foundation points about living and walking not according to the flesh but to the Holy Spirit. This means we’re very different to those who are carnally minded. They’re figuratively ‘the walking-dead’ for they’re not blessed with the indwelling Holy Spirit, per verses 9-11:
‘But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.’
Contemplating the depth of Apostle Paul’s exposition I let those word soak into me, especially regarding suffering and what we’ve endured this year and previously.
Afterwards used my phone to log into WordPress (blog platform). It’s not an entirely satisfactory method of blogging so gets rarely used other than for a quick check of my site’s appearance so I can see what some visitors will see.
This time I did something really unusual – I drilled down into yesterday’s statistics and looked at something I’ve never bothered with! It has various listings the lowest placed being ‘Clicks’. It seems this shows which links I’ve placed within the blog were clicked by readers to access those websites. I decided to follow one of them to see what my visitors would have seen – it’s ‘080808’.
It’s one I haven’t myself visited for a while and is a listing of revival prophecies for the British Isles opens by blogger by Chris Welch. His motto’s exactly appropriate for our consideration of ‘The Age to Come’.:
“Prepare for an adventure into the unknown, into a type of Christianity that has never been known before…”
He was recommended by a friend and so I checked the latest on his home page via my phone. His Google BlogSpot gives a convenient listing of that page not available on PC and I spotted a tantalising title and opened up The biggest breakthrough of all time.
It opens intriguingly,
Morris Cerullo says all truth is parallel.
What he means by this is what is spiritually true NOW and being revealed NOW is also working itself out in natural parallels.
THERE IS NOTHING HALF-HEARTED ABOUT ROMANS 8. Everyone should read it regularly, for the same reason that a whole generation of us have repeatedly listened to this 1975 message by Ern Baxter.
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 who dwells in you.
WOW – only minutes before had I read that in my study bible!!
Please note I’m not endorsing Chris’ site or its content. I can but conclude the Lord’s hand led me in this instance…