One another ministry works by the Spirit, Messiah in you, The Hope of Glory. (Colossians 1:27)
Paul reveals: the Spirit of Messiah is in you.
Messiah is in each one of us because we have believed, repented, been baptized, been born again by the Spirit (John 3:1-8) and we follow Messiah Jesus in one another ministry.
“For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace; because the mind of the flesh is hostile toward God, for it is not subject to God’s Torah, neither indeed can it be. Those who are in the flesh can’t please God.
>But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if it is so that the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if any man doesn’t have the Spirit of Messiah, he is not his. If Messiah is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him who raised up Yeshua from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Messiah Yeshua from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
So then, brothers/and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God. For you didn’t receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:6-15 WMB.
More and more followers of Messiah Jesus see The Spirit working thru one another ministry.
That is in answer to Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonians and us,
“that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and Lord Jesus…..
… we do pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of the calling, and may fulfill all the good pleasure of goodness, and the work of the faith in power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 YLT.
One another ministry thrives in the body of Messiah, the bride of Messiah, (Revelation 21:1-4) the Lambs wife. (Revelation 21:9; 22:17)
John the Baptist prepared the way before Jesus. In a few He shows us Messiah Jesus leads us by the Spirit and speaks the word of God.
“He who has the bride is the groom; but the friend of the groom, who stands and listens to him, rejoices greatly because of the groom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made full. He must increase, but I must decrease.
He who comes from above is above all; the one who is only from the earth is of the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. What He has seen and heard, of this He testifies; and no one accepts His testimony. The one who has accepted His testimony has certified that God is true. For He whom God sent speaks the words of God; for He does not give the Spirit sparingly. The Father loves the Son and has entrusted all things to His hand. The one who believes in the Son has eternal life; but the one who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” John 3:29-36 NASB.
~ Bill Bremer
Bill Bremer is Founder and Managing Director at Kingdom Relationships Colorado.