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Emanna for 10/16/2018

Like the Air, the Spirit is Everywhere

Bible Verses

John 20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed into them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit. Matt 28:20 ...And behold, I am with you all the days until the consummation of the age.

Words of Ministry

...Consider the air around you. It is everywhere and is available to everyone. Whether you are in the East or in the West, in a closed room or at the marketplace, the air is always with you. The Bible compares the Spirit to air. In fact, the word for Spirit in Greek is pneuma, which can also be translated "breath" or "wind." On the evening of the Lord's resurrection, He came to His disciples and did something rather strange to them: He breathed into them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit." The divine breath that He breathed into the disciples was just Himself in resurrection as the life-giving Spirit. When Christ was living on earth, He was not fully available to the disciples. When He was in Galilee, He could not be in Jerusalem. He was limited by time and space. He could not be present with all the people all the time. But after Christ was resurrected, he became a Spirit. As the Spirit, He can now be with His disciples all the time. This is why after His resurrection he could say that He would be with His disciples "all the days until the consummation of the age." Today, our Christ is not limited by time and space. He can dwell within all those who believe in Him. There is nothing more simple than breathing. A person may not understand many deep mysteries, but as long as he is a human being, he can breathe. Christ has made Himself so available that anyone can receive Him and experience him.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from "Christ is Spirit and Life" pp. 3- 4. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA (Repeat 11/20/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.