- Jim Corbett
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"May I tell you one of the wonders of Our relationship? I am always with you! I understand that you have heard that saying so often that it has lost its real meaning, so please listen with an open heart. The work of the cross accomplished many wonderful things. Some are so wonderful that your mind cannot comprehend what they are, so I am not going to share them with you until you are with Me.
"One completed work that you can understand, however, is the fact that I became near to you once again because of what Jesus did. Spiritual law separated us before the cross. That law has been fulfilled in Christ and now We have free access to one another. That means nothing can separate us again. This fact makes the difference between you being limited to your miniscule, human limitations, and having full access to My boundless, spiritual nature. I now reside in you. You have been made alive in your inner being by My Holy Spirit. I bring My world to your world through you.
"If you ever really comprehend what that means, you will never again choose to dabble in the limitations of your world. You will become a study of the cross to find out what has been provided for you and why I have provided it. You will seek real wisdom and flee from listening to your old, selfish nature, which limits your perspective. You will rejoice in Our relationship as I flow through you with wonders that have limitless, spiritual impact on everything and everyone with whom you come in contact. You will be free in a world that continually attempts to place bondages on you. You will be able to rise above every limitation because of the freedom that I have given you.
"I am with you, in you, and for you. Come to Me and allow Me to show you how wonderful that really is!"
Ephesians 3:16-19 AMP
16) May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].
17) May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,
18) That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];
19) [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!"
This spiritual stuff often gets confusing and far beyond my comprehension if I try to figure it all out with my pea brain. My mind gets so cluttered that I almost become immobilized with it all. That is why my mind is not the place to discern spiritual things. That is also why most of the body of Christ gets bogged down with contentions, judgments, and disagreements. We are trying to grasp the spiritual with our carnal minds. It doesn't work.
Because of our acceptance of the work of the cross, we have become spiritual. Our bodies are dying daily, but our spirits have been made alive. Our inner man - the spiritual person that we really have become - comprehends, accepts, and thrives on things of the Spirit. It has been made alive through Christ, and will continue with Him throughout eternity. That is where we should allow ourselves to be guided daily by the Holy Spirit within us, not in our thinking and reasoning abilities.
At times, I am almost immobilized by my inabilities. I look at those around me and sometimes become hamstrung with who I am not, in comparison to who they appear to be because of their worldly presence and achievements. To my mind, and by the world's standards, I am a failure. In those times, I realize that my incapability is exactly what drives me to God's capabilities. He is my power. He is my dwelling place, my real life - not what I see and feel.
Needing to function much more in my spiritual parts,