God's Holy Fire: 'Life to Our Mortal Bodies'

Friday, April 12, 2024

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
— Romans 8:11 ESV

Key Thought

The Holy Spirit brings life to our mortal bodies by bringing Jesus alive in us despite the fact that we live in mortal bodies of decay. We display the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) as we are conformed to Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18). Furthermore, the Holy Spirit within us is God's promise that we will be raised up and given new life in a resurrection body when Christ returns (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Corinthians 5:1-5). The power that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in us through the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:17-20).

Today's Prayer

Father in heaven, I know that you are glorious and that I am mortal. I know that you are eternal and that my current physical body is subject to decay. So I thank you for placing your Holy Spirit within me so that I can live for you while in this physical body of decay. I thank you for placing your Holy Spirit within me so I can have the assurance that I will be given a glorious body to share in glory with you forever and with those who love you, Father. I thank you for these gifts, in Jesus' name. Amen.

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Illustration of Romans 8:11 ESV — If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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