Following Jesus

From John 7, Jesus speaking: “. . . The one believing into me, according as the writing said, rivers of living water shall be gushing out of his belly. Yet he said this about the spirit, which the ones believing into him were about to be getting . . .”

From 1 Corinthians 15: “. . . the last Adam became life-giving spirit.”

From 1 Corinthians 3: “. . . the Master is the spirit . . .”

To follow Jesus now, is to follow the life-giving spirit that gushes out from within us like rivers of life-giving water. This is the spirit of life that frees us from sin and death, giving us the life of the Father and the son. This life is the life of the anointed body composed of believers in Christ Jesus, the one sitting with his Father above the heavens. The Father, through the son, gives his life to whomever he pleases, when he pleases. This life causes each recipient to follow the spirit of this life, saying, “Not my will, Father, but yours be done.”

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