Romans 8:11 Meditation


Text (Rom 8:11, NIV):

"And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you."

Amplified Rendering:

If the Spirit of God, who Breathed Life back into Jesus in the tomb, has made a temple oasis in you(1), He, who awakened Christ from the dead will, likewise, Breathe Life back into your corrupted bodies through His eternally-redeeming(2) Presence within you.

Consecrating Prayer:

Holy Father...

May Your Spirit continue to breath Life into my mortal members that I might live out on earth the splendor of Your Presence and Divine health in me and t work within and through me.

In the Name of Jesus, I ask these things...

Amen.

Notes:

  1. See 1Co 6:19.

  2. See He 9:12.

 

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A Note to All My Blog and Social Media Friends and Followers:

I've made it a point, over the last decade, to accept friend and follower requests from any who ask. I think I've "defriended" only three or four people in the last ten years and did so only because they posted inappropriate material to one of my walls or timelines. Thankfully, it's been several years since anyone committed such a breech of etiquette.

I write all this to indicate I have many "friends" and "followers," whom I do not know personally (yet!). Lately, I've been getting countless (sometimes more than 200 a day) messages from people I don't know. Please know this: I speak a brief word of blessing over each person who sends me a message, but I can respond directly to only a few each day. If I did not discipline my activities in this way, I could, conceivably, spend my entire day every day responding to such messages.

By disciplining myself to the above social media activity-limitation plan, I in no way want to belittle or disrespect anyone or hurt anyone's feelings. My hope and prayer is that, even if I don’t respond to your message directly, you will know I cherish you and pray you'll experience God's love and grace personally and deeply. Experiencing God is the highest Good anyone could ever experience. May each of you experience such Good through your pursuits of Divine Union with Jesus Christ, the Eternal Living God.

As always, may the Lord bless you and keep you…

 

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