Baptized by My Spirit
By Harvey Yoder
July 15, 2011
"Papa, how can I show these people how much I want to live inside of them? Will they get it?"
"It's okay, Son. We will think of a way to help them understand."
Silence in heaven. Suddenly a voice of glory rings out. "I know! I will give them My body to eat and My blood to drink! Yeah!"
The angels, listening breathlessly, look incredulous. "They will think You are crazy! They will say it is impossible to eat you. They will say, 'Yuck, how can You give us Your body to eat?' They will be offended and many will no longer follow You. They will eventually say You didn't really mean what You said but they will only look at this practice as being symbols of Your broken body. They will not get that You are doing this so they can see how You can take something natural and turn it into the supernatural." they chorus.
But Jesus looks only at God. "They will then understand how much My Spirit wants to live inside of them. The bread and wine will turn into Me! Isn't that great?"
God reaches out and takes Jesus by the hand and they twirl with joy. "God inside of them! Jesus inside of them through the Spirit! The bread and wine turned into Me and then Me in them!"
"Will they get it?" One of the angels dares whisper.
"Yes, once they are baptized by My Spirit. It will give them strength and boldness and power in My name to be a mighty army for Me on earth and they will speak in tongues and pray for the sick and the dead and be moved with compassion to help the poor and defenseless. They will be My arms, My feet, My voice and above all, they will be My love!"
All of heaven rings with the golden peals of pure joy and the chorus of angels crowd around the throne praising and worshipping forever and forever.
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