Study Romans 8:9-14: But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is not born of the Holy Spirit. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; (we died in/through/with Christ in Spirit and truth), but the Spirit is/brings life because of righteousness, (through the righteousness of God our Father, we were raised in/through/with Christ, through the power of Father God, fulfilling His Plan of redemption/reconciliation). But if the Spirit of God Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead shall also quicken (give spiritual life to) your mortal bodies by HIS Spirit Who dwells in you. (Through the power and Spirit of God Who dwells within our mortal bodies, we have eternal life, even as Christ, who was resurrected, freed from sin and death; through One the first Adam, all died, through Christ the second Adam all live.) Therefore, Family of God, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. (we are dead to the flesh, Romans 6 says recogn yourself dead, thus no longer obligated to live after the desires of the flesh by the unredeemed nature, for it was redeemed in our behalf through the Spirit of Christ Who dwells in us causing Father's Spirit and desires to become our own, thus we now live in Spirit and Truth, through the power/life of God's Spirit, Who dwells in us) For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: (remember those born of the Spirit no longer desire to live after the after, through dead works of self righteousness) but if you through the Spirit of God Who dwells within, do put to death the deeds of the body, you shall live as new creations, overcomers who are led/ruled/alive by the eternal Spirit of God resurrected within. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are His eternal descendants, His inheritance. Upon conviction, through our awakening (being born again) our nature is released from the lower nature which was dead to God and desired no relationship with HIM, but wanted to be god/the one in control, nor to follow after HIS Spirit/ways and warred against Him. Through the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, we become new creations in Christ, eternal Spiritual Beings, who are in the Spirit, are motivated by the Spirit of our Father and Jesus, who HE sent by way of living examples, with the good news of Father's name/will and nature which is to reside within .... Jesus finished HIS works for HIM, according to John 4:34, enabling us to worship our Father in Spirit and Truth.  Do you know your heavenly Father intimately? Jesus came to do the will of HIM that sent Him... if you know Jesus, then you know His/our Father.

Scriptural References:

Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work.

John 4:34 KJV


But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness. 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.  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Romans 8:9-14 KJV


God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship [Him] in spirit and in truth.

John 4:24 KJV

NOTE:  Jesus never encouraged us to worship Him or another, but referred to our Father as the ONE to be honored/worshipped.... Jesus said Father is glorified through HIS son...  Father sent HIS son, according to HIS eternal plan of redemption... Father made Jesus One with HIS Spirit as the only begotten Son at the foundations of the world... we are born of HIS eternal Spirit and through our union with Christ, and abiding in the words of our Father which HE gave Jesus to speak in HIS NAME we become one. In John 17, Jesus prayed with the desire of our Father's heart, that those Father gave Him would become One with our Father even as HE is one with our Father. For a study on Jesus Prayer - John 17, please consider the next blog.

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sentI have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.  And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. (Role of the ONLY BEGOTTEN) I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.  For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received [them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we [are].  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

John 17:1-24 KJV