Thursday, September 22, 2011

John 6:61-63 Life in the Spirit

Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.

How different are the spiritual life and the physical life! I suppose that for the majority of people in Britain, 'spiritual' has connotations of crystals and lay-lines. So much has the Devil taken over and corrupted Biblical language! The true spiritual life is about communication with God through God, the Holy Spirit. This is the only true life; the rest is just animal existence. For the Christian this (eternal) life has already begun and will continue after physical death.

When we are caught up with hustle and bustle of physical life - families, career, entertainment - it is hard to focus on the spiritual dimension. That is why we need our quiet times. For an eternity to come it will be nothing but a spiritual life. Hallelujah! No distractions. No wickedness. No tears. No disputes. All will be clear.


Anonymous said...

Clarity is so precious. Thanks for your thoughts.

tom said...

Here I am perusing your blog to get your comments on bendamustine, and I am finding a Reformed theologian as well. The latter, I was led to believe, had been given last rites by the modern mind in Britain. Nice to know otherwise.

brenda said...

I so believe in the spiritual life, this earthly life is a road on our way.

brenda said...

I so believe in the spiritual life, this early life is a road on our journey.