THE ESSENCE OF CHRIST

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A lot of believers would wish they have Jesus right here with them just as the disciples had Him with them before His ascension into the heavens. Yea, it is true that it would be a lovely sight if we can behold Christ with our physical eyes, I believe we would fall and bow in awe of His glory, it would be such a fulfilling sight! But I’ve got great news for you. The Holy Spirit is the very essence of Christ and while they had Jesus with them, we have Jesus not just with us but in us! He isn’t just Emmanuel to us; He is more than that because He lives inside of us in the person of the Holy Spirit. Being in constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit is the same as having communion with Jesus, it is a deeper intimacy! What we have today is never ever less than what the disciples enjoyed before Jesus left the earth physically.
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Jesus said in John 14:16-17 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you.”
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Many months ago, I did a teaching on the Holy Spirit and I explained that the Holy Spirit is not different from Jesus, the Holy Spirit is the manifestation of Jesus in the Spirit relevant to the present dispensation and for a detailed teaching on that you may click on the “Holy Spirit” tag on my blog to access my teachings on that subject. A close look at the verse we just read points us to an amazing truth! When Jesus said God will send another comforter, it means that He will be released to them in another form of manifestation! Jesus is our comforter and it is by the Holy Spirit that he abides with us forever! Jesus had promised them some time saying “I will be with you forever” and it is by the Holy Spirit that it is fulfilled. Jesus said He is the truth and when you look at that verse the Holy Spirit is called “the Spirit of truth!” Another amazing clue Jesus left for us to know the Holy Spirit is not different from Him is in that line where He said “but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you.”
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Now, that line is one of the most amazing revelations of the person of the Holy Spirit that we should never take for granted in our Christian walk. Jesus told the disciples that they already know who this Holy Spirit is and that He has been dwelling with them but will be in them at the appointed time! What a feeling it would have been when they received Jesus into their Spirits at that upper room! Jesus has always been with them but now He was inside of them! In the same manner, we have all of Jesus today with us and in us. Until you become conscious of this truth, it cannot become your every moment experience. Right there where you are, that Jesus you keep crying to and saying “I want to see you! I want to experience you!” is right inside of you! Knowing this truth leads to the manifestation of it. There are things you cannot manifest when it is not in your consciousness, you may have all of it but you will manifest none of it because you don’t even know you’ve got it!
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The Holy Spirit is the very essence of Christ because what Jesus came to do is to unite us with the Father and the Bible says that he that is united with the Lord is same Spirit with Him! Now you see? Jesus didn’t just come to be a sacrificial lamb but that by His sacrifice more than forgiveness of sin will be granted, we didn’t just become those who were forgiven of their sins. We became one with God by the Holy Spirit which is the Spirit of Jesus! There is no difference between the Holy Spirit and Jesus, the Holy Spirit is the continuation of God’s presence on earth, the only way God would make us His dwelling place! The Holy Spirit isn’t coming for a different ministry from that of Jesus; this is still Jesus doing His thing! Jesus said in John14:26 that the Holy Spirit isn’t coming with something different, He is coming to keep reechoing the words of Jesus, to keep bringing clarity to those words. There were things Jesus said that only began making sense to the Apostles when the Holy Spirit was poured out! In verse 28, Jesus wasn’t talking about what many people teach as the second coming or rapture, Jesus was citing the coming of the Holy Spirit being His Spirit.
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Whatever it is about Jesus is contained in the Holy Spirit because that is the Spirit of truth of which Jesus is the truth. The Holy Spirit keeps revealing to us the person of Jesus in a clearer way and the Holy Spirit by the word keeps forming in us the very character of Christ in the physical realm. This is beyond speaking in tongues; this extends to working out that very nature of Christ’s love and compassion. You have to take the Holy Spirit personal, be conscious of His presence and you’d talk to Him whenever you want to! The Bible reported that Jesus ascended into heaven but the Spirit of Jesus which is the Holy Spirit was poured out on us and this was what Jesus meant when He told the Disciples that He have to go so that the Spirit can be poured out! The name of the Holy Spirit is still Jesus! The Disciples had Jesus at one location at a time; they had to rush to Jesus to tap Him when there was storm! But now we have Jesus in us by the Holy Spirit everywhere, every time and everyday! Even in the Storm by the reason of Christ in us, we are hopeful for a glorious outcome! We can command the storm just like Jesus did because it is still Him who works in us both to will and to do!
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When we talk about the coming of Jesus again, we aren’t talking as though we don’t have Jesus, Jesus is in us by the Holy Spirit and He reigns in us and we know that when Jesus manifest again in the earth realm we shall manifest with Him! The Holy Spirit in us is the reality of Jesus in us and as we continue to recognize the ministry of the Holy Spirit we keep manifesting the supernatural and we see ourselves living a glorious Christian life! The true Christian life is glorious!
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Blessings!
I am George O.N
The Man-In-God
#GracefulGeorge

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