But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Romans 8:11
This is the word that kept looping through my head last night each time I woke up. Why? I have no idea. I only know that when this happens it’s usually a teaching moment for me. Since I grew up in the King James version, that’s the way it came to me in the night.
This word quicken means to hasten or accelerate, to give or restore vigor or activity to, so when applied to this verse, we see that the Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead has the same power to restore or give life to dead things within us as well.
Why else would God place His Spirit in us? John 14:26 says that the Holy Spirit will teach us all things and bring back to our remembrance all that Jesus said. All those years ago when Jesus spoke something, those words are still alive and powerful today. If you have heard them or read them, they are still working. It’s the Spirit of God who quickens or gives life to them.
When I listen to a message that is full of the Word of God and revelation begins to come to me, my spirit links up with the Spirit of God on that Word and comes alive in me. That’s why I’m so passionate when I speak about things God is showing me. It literally wakes me in the night because it’s always working, always revealing things, always!
That’s why it’s so important to spend time in the Word and allow it to settle in you. Psalm 1:2 Passion says it like this; Their pleasure and passion is remaining true to the Word of “I Am,” meditating day and night in his true revelation of light. In Proverbs 4:22 Solomon says the Word is equivalent to life for those who find them and health to their flesh. That’s pretty potent medicine right there.
So it is that the Spirit of God quickens or gives life to the Word in us to bring us everything we need for life today and always. What you feed grows, what you starve dies. Perhaps that is what we really need to hear today. If we feed the Spirit of God in us, the life that comes into us will be so powerful that nothing can harm us. The things in us that have died will come to life! Disease will have to be healed. Wholeness comes by the Spirit of God who quickens.
Spirit of the Living God, fall fresh on me! For without Your Spirit I will not live to do what You’ve created me to do. I will not have the strength or wisdom to do anything if Your Spirit doesn’t lead me and bring me into all truth. Stir up the dormant Word in me that I may speak and bring life to those who hear it. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory, Amen.