VITALIZED BY THE SPIRIT
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you (Romans 8:11)
The scripture in Romans 8: 11 is such a powerful revelation from the Word of God. However, many have only related to it as though it’s a mere promise; but it isn’t a promise. The question to ask is, “Does the Spirit live in you?” Yes, if you have received Him into your life. That means the second part has also been fulfilled in you, since the vitalizing of your mortal body is preconditioned on the Spirit dwelling in you.
The day He took up His abode in you was when He quickened—gave life—to your mortal body. You don’t have a mortal body anymore! The Bible says He brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel (2 Timothy 1:10). Hallelujah. Not knowing how to rightly apply the Word has made some not to see the reality of God’s Word, and as a result, live in the realm of promises. It’s the reason some are still subject to the elements of this world, battling with headaches, colds and fevers, instead of living the life of dominion through the Spirit.
In response to the scripture: Romans 8:11, “…if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in me, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken my mortal body,” declare “the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead has taken up His abode in me, and has vitalized my mortal body; He has made my body come alive with the life of God! Now I have the life and nature of God in me.”
This is a present-hour reality. This was what the Apostle Paul knew, that he didn’t panic when a venomous viper fastened itself around his arm. He merely shook the beast into the fire and continued what he was doing. Being born again and filled with the Holy Spirit, you no longer live by blood but by the power of the Spirit. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead has given life to your physical body, making you indestructible!
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