He’s Not Far Away! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional April 11th

(The Holy Spirit Dwells Inside You!)

TO THE BIBLE: John 14:10
“Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.”

In their ignorance, some Christians sing songs like “Draw me nearer to you, O Lord!” Others are concerned that their prayers won’t go beyond the ceiling. They believe God is far above in Heaven while they are down below on Earth.

The truth is, you don’t need your prayers to reach the sky or to draw closer to the Lord because He’s already inside you!

Ask yourself, “How much “nearer” can I get to someone who’s right inside me?” Do you get it now? The God to whom you pray is right inside you, where you are, under the ceiling!

Christianity is Christ in you, not Christ with you, or among you, but in you. There’s a distinct difference.

When you realise that this great God of glory, in all His fullness and power, truly lives in you, it’ll change the way you think and the way you live; you’ll have a completely different perspective on life.

This is why you need to practise and train yourself to have the consciousness of the indwelling Christ.

Have the mentality of Jesus. When He was on earth, He lived in union with the Father, and was constantly mindful of the Father’s indwelling presence. In our opening verse, where He said, “…the Father who dwells in Me…,” He was referring to the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God. He is the Father who lives in you! So, you see, He’s not far away; He’s in you!

1 Corinthians 6:17 talks about our inseparable union with Jesus; it says, “But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” This is the reason you can enjoy rich fellowship with Him, and walk in union with Him.

There’s no need to try to reach out to Him, crying out as though He were far away. Everywhere you are, He’s in you, and you’re in Him. He is your home; you were born into Him when you were born again.

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation…”; you live, move and have your being in Him. Like Jesus, be bold to say, “I am in the Father, and the Father is in me” (John 14:11). Glory to God!

Go Deeper
John 14:16-18; Galatians 4:6; Colossians 1:26-27

Dear Father, I thank you for making my heart your home, thus making me inseparably one with you and allowing me to enjoy rich fellowship with you. Thank you for the glory of your presence in my life and the transformation from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 12:49-59, Judges 10-11
Romans 9:14-25, Psalm 118

Take the next fifteen minutes in fellowship with the Holy Spirit as you pray and sing passionately in other tongues.

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