Last updated on October 19, 2020
There are many verses in the Bible that talked about “life”. But what is this life? Is it the human life? Or is it something else?
Apostle John said that “life appeared” to them as stated in the following verse.
1 John 1:2 “The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.”
If we examine the above verse, we can easily assume that Apostle John was not referring to human life when he said “The life appeared”. Instead, he was referring to life in the spirit. He was talking about Jesus Christ.
You see my friends, Jesus Christ was “the light” when he was here on earth. He was living in the spirit as the light.
Jesus Christ himself said, as recorded in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Jesus Christ is the author of our spiritual “life” as alluded in Acts 3:15.
We need to have the Son of God living in us in order to have life.
1 John 5:12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
So, clearly, the Bible is not referring to human life in these verses. Instead, it is referring to the “life in the spirit”. It is referring to our spiritual life. This life is the spirit of the Son of God in us.
Galatians 4:6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”
He is the life and the light in every person. He is our spiritual life.
John 1:4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.
Realities Of Spiritual Life
If you don’t know that you have a spiritual life, then you are either sleeping or blind. You are in danger of falling into “the pit”. You’re in danger of getting captured in the spirit and taken into the darkness by the Devil to die. When you die in spirit, you are considered spiritually dead. Jesus Christ referred to people as “dead” when he was here on earth. Because, my friends, there is such a thing as people who are spiritually dead.
Luke 9:60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
Now, we’ve all heard this before, God is trying to save us. That we need Jesus Christ in order to get saved. But have you ever wondered why God is trying to save us? From “what” is he trying to save us? Well, my friends, God is trying to save us from dying. Not just from physical death but more importantly, he is trying to save us from spiritual death. If we exercise our faith in the Lord, he can deliver us from the snares of death, both physically and spiritually. If God allows us to live in the spirit, then we have a chance to see the light and live forever.
Job 33:28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
But even if we die in the spirit, God can give us life again in Christ.
In John11:25-26, Jesus said, …. Whoever believes in Me will live, even though he dies. And everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.
We need Jesus Christ in order to be saved and to live. He conquered death and he is now in the Spirit helping those who put their faith in him conquer death also and attain life eternal.
How to live in the Spirit
How to live in the spirit is a long topic to cover. For now, I will just give you a general idea of this topic to keep this blog short and easy to read.
The Holy Spirit made me understand that in order to live, a person must follow and believe in Jesus Christ. A person must exercise his faith in the Lord. Christ is our life and we must hang on to him no matter what.
John 3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. Whoever rejects the Son will not see life. Instead, the wrath of God remains on him.”
We must live by faith otherwise, we will all perish.
Hebrews 10:38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”
Death To Life
We know that we have crossed over from death to life when we do the following as stated in the verses below:
John 5:24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
1 John 3:14 “We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.”
Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
We must continually focus on spiritual things. These are the unseen things in the spiritual realm.
2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
We must be able to discern things spiritually in order to see the things that are in step with the spirit. We must do God’s will.
Romans 8:5 Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh; but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
Our Spiritual Weapon
When a person becomes aware of the spiritual realm, it could potentially confuse that person or worst yet that person could lose his mind. The spiritual realm is filled with evil spirits that are always playing games with people’s minds. They are always trying to mislead people. These are the spirits that the Devil uses in order to trap us and put us to death.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
These evil spirits are propagating the spirit of the “thief” in the spirit realm. They are one-track minded spirits whose goal is to take our lives. We have to endure and fight these evil forces also in order to live in the spirit.
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
But thanks to God for giving us his Word. His Word (The Bible) explains to us the truth and the realities that are in the spiritual realm. Apostle Paul explained this to us wonderfully in the following verse:
1 Corinthians 2:13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
The Bible is our weapon against the lies of the Devil. Without reading the Bible and seeking the truth, it will be very difficult for us to live in the spirit. The Word of God gives us hope in our battle with these spiritual forces. Without hope, the Devil can easily overcome us and force us to give up our lives.
Jesus Christ said in John 8:51, “Truly, truly, I tell you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death.”
The “life” in the spirit is the Son of God, Jesus Christ. He is our spiritual life. A person must hang on to the Son Of God in order to live in the spirit. A person must follow and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to live in the spirit.
There is so much more to this topic that I’m not able to cover in this blog. I will expand more on this topic in the future. I hope that you have learned something from this blog even if it’s a short one. Until next time, may God bless you, friends, and brethren.
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