Walking in the Spirit

 

"The Child Grew Strong in Spirit" by Ann Guerri "Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all" Luke 18:17

“The Child Grew Strong in Spirit” by Ann Guerri
“Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all” Luke 18:17

What is eternal life? It is existing in the dimensions of heaven, the realm of God, the Kingdom.  Jesus, was the walking, breathing Kingdom come to earth, the Kingdom in the flesh. He was both the DNA of man and the DNA of God, the Spirit. He re-wed us to the Father. A kind of reaffirmation of our original marriage to God whereby we were face to face with Him.

Before we chose the way of earth over the way of God, heaven, we had senses that could “see” into what we call the invisible world. That is “extra-sensory perception”. We were able to converse with God as easily as we can converse with each other. “Your new life is not like your old life. Your old birth came from mortal sperm; your new birth comes from God’s living Word. Just think: a life conceived by God himself!”¹   When we believe Messiah and the Eternal who sent him, we receive the eternal God-seed, and our “extra” senses are restored. “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”²

Part of what was lost was the use of this apparatus (”extra” senses) that once was functional. The Word says that when we are born again of Spirit, we are able to hear His voice and operate in the gifts of the spirit. Why, then, do most Christians not function in the gifts of the Spirit? Quite simply, because we disbelieve. We disbelieve in those dimensions we can’t see or touch, the dimensions beyond time/space. In the Western world, this disbelief has been caused by the limited and narrow minded scientific mentality born of the so called Age of Enlightenment, and by the limited and false teaching of the church. Which is why Jesus said that to enter the Kingdom of God, we had to enter as children.³ This does not just refer to entering heaven, but to access the Kingdom which Jesus made accessible when He said,  “Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.” .⁴

Before Jesus went to the cross and resurrected, unexplainable occurrences (miracles) were happening by God’s direct intervention and intention. The parting of the Red Sea, the materialization of enough food to feed thousands are just two of many. But after the cross and resurrection, when death was conquered, our world entered into a whole new “reality”. This was the possibility of life in the same dimensional existence as that of spirit, as that of God Himself, and similar to the world of the quanta. Walking in the Spirit, as Paul puts it, man became capable of doing greater miracles than Jesus.⁵ Of course the key word is “capable”. Jesus was prophesying what God intends for us. We have to choose to walk in it now. Sadly, in most churches the supernatural has been relegated to the distant past of the apostles, and pushed off into the distant future era after the second coming of Messiah. Didn’t Jesus say, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.”⁶ Personally I have seen prophecy, healing, and miracles of provision flowing freely right here and now. The Kingdom is here at hand and operating in some churches. Why not in all? It only takes a decision to believe and “just do it!”⁷

                              “Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet-
                               Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.”
                                                                                             Alfred Lord Tennyson

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1. Peter 1:23, The Message Bible
2. Luke 19:4, New American Standard Bible
3. Matthew 18:13, 19:14, Luke 18:16 etc
4. Matthew 3:2, 4:17, Mark 1:15  The Message Bible
5. John 5:20
6. Matthew 10:8 New American Standard Bible
7. Nike slogan

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About Franco Guerri

Born and raised in Rome Italy; immigrated to the US at ten; UC Berkeley activist during the Vietnam antiwar era; Hollywood assistant cameraman and film editor; spent the next few years seeking God, praying and meditating in France and the US; married 30 years to a beautiful artist/designer wife with whom he co-labors; two amazing sons; post graduate studies in engineering and Bible; discovered God as a personal relationship and the Cross as the bridge to Him; started and managed two successful manufacturing businesses in California and Montana. Now residing in Longmont, Colorado, close to his two sons and their families. Among other endeavors, he is writing a movie script about an Iraq war veteran who loses both his legs in the war.
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5 Responses to Walking in the Spirit

  1. Katie Macdonald-Galli says:

    Thanks Franco — I’ve been telling folks for years that Jesus meant what He said and we better get with it!!!

  2. Pat Cantori Sullivan says:

    OMG! This was so great! Maybe my favorite of your writings, you are really a gifted writer, Franco. I love you so much.

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • Pat, thanks so much for the encouragement. Let’s see, God would have spared Sodom for just ten good men. But since I’m definitely not God, I’ll settle for just one devoted reader.

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