August 7th, 2016
Is Your Nature “Alive and Kicking”?
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:16-17 KJV)
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit…” Who is The Spirit spoken of in this verse? None other than God. God is a Spirit who bears witness with us. Regenerated man always has an outward beauty radiating from the inward presence of God who is alive in his heart.
Man has both a physical nature and a spiritual nature. Man’s spiritual nature is either dead in sin or alive and regenerated. God can only spiritually connect and bear witness with those who have His Spirit “alive and kicking” inside their renewed or transformed heart.
That is how you can readily identify a child of God. Those who are a part of His spiritual family will outwardly shine His light and bear a bountiful harvest of spiritual fruit. If a person professes to know Him intimately but fails to bear His fruit, your spiritual barometer should kick into high gear distinguishing who’s spirit is at work in that person’s life.
Secondly, the child of God does not only bear His light and produce fruit but also shares in His suffering and eternal nature. The child of God shares spiritual beauty, blessings, suffering, and eternity with God through the finished work of His Son Jesus Christ.