Faith Food Devotional
Where He IsJuly 23, 2014
"Jesus answered and said unto him, 'If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him'" (John 14:23).
As Jesus goes on teaching in John chapter 14, He begins to talk about the Holy Spirit coming to us: Jesus and the Father, in the Person of the Holy Spirit, come to abide in us.
At present, Jesus literally - with His resurrected body - is seated at the right hand of the Father. Yet the Bible talks about "Christ in you, the hope of glory."
You see, the reason why Christ is in us is because the Holy Spirit is in us. The Holy Spirit said through Paul, "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" (1 Cor. 3:16).
And in Second Corinthians 6:16, we read, "…for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people."
We've never plumbed the depths of what this is really saying: God is dwelling in us!
Therefore, if God is dwelling in us, then that is where God is going to speak to us - where He is - in our hearts, or our spirits. God communicates with us through our spirits. Our spirit picks things up from the Holy Spirit and then passes them on to our mind by an inward intuition, or inward witness.
Confession: (Make your confession from John 14:23, First Corinthians 3:16, and Second Corinthians 6:16.)
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications