“In the Spirit”

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  John 4:24

The Holy Spirit at Creation

Copyright lars justinen @ goodsalt.com

I am sure that you have friends that no matter how long you are apart from them, once you get together, your friendship resumes right where it left off, as though you had never been apart. This may sound weird, but maybe in one dimension you never were apart! We have physical dimensions such as time and space, but have you ever thought that there is another dimension we can be in that is not bound by time or space? To me, that dimension is the Holy Spirit. I believe why many of our Christian friendships take up right where they left off, even after long periods of no physical contact is because we have actually been together the whole time “in the Spirit!”  Why do those friendships take up right where they left off as though no time has passed by? Because we are in the great “ I AM”. With God there is no time. He is in one eternal Now. He is not the “I WAS” or “ I WILL BE”, He is the I AM.  Same with space, The Holy Spirit is everywhere. The Holy Spirit is with our Christian friends, so if we are in the Spirit and our friends are in the Spirit then we are together.

1 John 4:8 tells us God is love. Romans 5:5 tells us God’s love is shed abroad in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost. God is not just the source of genuine love, He is genuine love. Therefore, all the love we receive from our friends actually comes from the Holy Spirit. Therefore, when I left my friends in Texas and went to Florida and made new friends there, I still received the exact same love I had in Texas. Love does not come form human beings. We can not generate love; all we can do is let the Holy Spirit’s love flow through us. Therefore, the love I receive from people half way across the world is the same exact love I receive from the people I live with right here. It all comes form God. So as long as you have God’s love you can’t miss a friends love, because the only love they gave you came from God and He is still with you!

I am so thankful for all my friends whom I can share God’s love with! Thank you all, who are my friends on SSNET, as well as my offline friends, for being a part of my life. I hope God has been able to love you through me as we worship Him in Spirit.



“In the Spirit” — 7 Comments

  1. Indeed, He has, Brother William. I look forward to meeting you in person, if not on this side, then most certainly on the Other Side. May God continue to richly bless you and your ministry. With Love, your sister in Christ.

  2. Thanks for your post my brother. I smiled alone as I was reading your post and so many of my friends were crossing my mind. I realised for sure that reconnecting with spiritual friends is spontaneous and now I'm even connected with you when we have never met! It really shows the power of love from the holy spirit. May the holy spirit never leave us as we continue letting God's love flow through us.

  3. Love comes in different sizes and shapes. Matt 22:37-40 has to be one of the most quoted verses about love. In reflecting on how am I doing? I know there is always room for improvement. In our cluttered daily activities, our thoughts are drawn to temporal inclinations. The computer is a classic example.

  4. Thank you Bro William for your very insightful and comforting post. As I read, I remembered my dear friends and family members I have not seen for almost 25 years! Recently, I managed to see part of my family I had not seen in 22 years. It was funny when we met, it seemed as if we left each other the other day!(even though some of us had now grown grey hair and some I knew as children were carrying their own little ones!). I believe God's love in us can be spread abroad by the Holy Spirit and, as you rightly said, we can receive and give that love to each other despite the distance between us. And technology has helped a great deal: when I talk to a loved one over the phone, I see them through a mental picture and feel as if we are 'really' together! God is good and God's love is amazing.


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