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Rejuvenated By The Holy Ghost - April 27th 2024

Saturday, 27th April, 2024

By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

 

“And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness” (Romans 8:10 KJV).          

 

Often, in a well-translated King James Version of the Bible, you'd observe some parenthesized words due to missing links in the manuscripts. Consequently, the correct rendering of our opening verse ought to have been, "And if Christ be in you, though your body is dead because of sin, the Spirit gives it life because of righteousness." The updated New International Version actually renders it similarly.


Then we come to the 11th verse of the same Romans 8; it says, “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.” The word translated as “but” doesn't necessarily have to be 'but'. It’s best rendered as 'and', 'now', 'then' or 'so'. Either of these foregoing words provide a more fitting connection.


So, let’s now put these in the right context and read: "And if Christ be in you, though your body is dead because of sin, the Spirit gives it life because of righteousness. Now, 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 8:10-11).


Even now, as you read this, if your physical body has already been so battered, bruised, damaged and ravaged by sickness and disease, there can be a change. If it has been paralyzed, the Holy Spirit can give life to your physical body and restore you to perfect health.


It’s one of the reasons we speak in tongues. The Bible says, "He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself…" (1 Corinthians 14:4). The Greek word translated “edifieth” is “oikodomeo,” which means to construct or build up, to embolden or charge up like you’d charge a battery.


Thus, the one who speaks in tongues builds himself up, charges himself, and rejuvenates himself. What happens when you do this is that the power of God within you courses through your being, vitalizing your physical body. Spend some time right now to speak in tongues; the power that’s at work in you even now will revive, vitalize and produce life in your body or wherever you require it. 


PRAYER/CONFESSION

"Dear Father, I thank you for the impact of the Holy Spirit in my life and on my physical body. I activate the power by speaking in tongues; therefore, I’m invigorated, refreshed, energized and vitalized; health courses through my being, and sickness and all that hurts and binds are dispelled, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."


FURTHER STUDY

Acts 9:32-34; Romans 8:10-11 AMPC


1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Luke 22:39-65; 1 Samuel 29-31


2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

Romans 16:12-27; Psalm 135-136


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