God Is Spirit

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

In the Gospel of John 4:24 it says, “God is a Spirit.” He also is omnipresent, inhabiting heaven and earth, dwelling in and throughout all of eternity. In the Book of Acts 17:28 we read, “For in him {God} we live, and move, and have our being.” God is present everywhere, yet without understanding His Scriptures He appears to be only as an enigma for so many. We can find God anywhere, and miss Him everywhere, yet finding Him is as simple as picking up your Bible, for the Bible is the very heart and breath of God Almighty. Romans 10:9-10 reveals the entrance into the salvation of humanity, and the beginning of our grasping the Creator’s very life and His eternal embrace.

John 14:17:
Even the Spirit of {the} truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye {disciples} know him; for he dwelleth {present tense} with you, and shall {future tense} be in you.

The believers were beginning to know “God Who is Spirit” because they were continuing in the words of God that Jesus was teaching to them. Jesus was teaching them that the “Spirit of truth” was currently dwelling with them and that in a future time God’s spirit of truth would literally be in them. After Jesus gave his life for us, ascended up into heaven, and the day of Pentecost came (Acts 2:1-4), the believers received the spirit of truth into their hearts and became sons and daughters of God for eternity.

Galatians 5:16:
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

We started this byte stating, “God is Spirit,” this is the very essence of God, and now Galatians says to “Walk in the Spirit.” The reason that we can walk in the spirit is that spirit now dwells within our hearts (Romans: 5:5). Our spirit within, God created at that moment we confessed and believed in Romans 10:9-10, and spirit is eternal. To start walking in this spirit we simply (and slowly) begin walking in and with the Spirit of the truth, and truth is the Word of God.

Romans 8:14:
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Well thank God! To be led by the Spirit of God is to be genuinely walking in the true spirit of the Scriptures, for “the words that I {Jesus} speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). And as an extra bonus (so to speak), we are the sons of God. The word “sons” is an all-inclusive noun for men and women, boys and girls, because every believer has God’s spirit and is a son or daughter of the living God.

Jesus Christ is a son of God, and the Bible says that we are sons of God: could we be in better company? God is a Spirit. We are encouraged to walk in the spirit, for when and where we do, we will walk within the fullness of God – ourselves.

Have a wonderful day enjoying your heavenly position as a child of God, and know that you are walking in Him Who is Spirit.