Return To The Spiritual
Posted Byon Saturday, July 09, 2016
Adam was created to be entirely under the “control” of the Spirit of the Lord. Therefore, this was his normal state of being. He was as at home in the Spirit as a fish is at home in water. But this “quality” of life was forfeited through transgression.
The ultimate purpose of the atonement of Jesus upon the cross is to restore us to this normal state of “divine relationship and control,” with additional blessings of higher privilege.
Over and again the Lord’s effort has sought to bring us back into this place of total Holy Spirit control. But the denseness and self-centeredness of man, along with the wiles of Satan, have hindered the plan of God.
Since the redeemed are yet incapable of sustaining this life of fullness under the Holy Spirit’s power and control, such as Adam experienced, the Lord has made available to us “gifting” of the Holy Spirit, which are parts of “Holy Spirit activities” divided to different individuals.
This Holy Spirit baptized and gifted Body of Christ, when operating through this Holy Spirit enabling and gifting, equals the original state of Adam, and on occasion excels, for the last Adam is greater than the first.