Holy Spirit – Power for Oneness

Session 3 | Episode 4

Seperation between God and us

Unfortunately, we sometimes, so to speak, push the Holy Spirit off the throne of our lives and live according to our own thinking and habits, which are not in line with Christlike behaviour.

When this happens in our lives, Isaiah 59:1,2 tells us that our sins cause a separation between God and us, so that He does not hear us when we pray and we suffer from a lack of fellowship and intimacy with Him. This is when the life-changing concept of spiritual breathing should be practised.

Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

Isaiah 59:1,2

Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

Isaiah 59:1,2

If you become aware of an area of your life (an attitude or an action) that is displeasing to the Lord, even though you are walking with Him and sincerely desiring to serve Him, simply thank God that He has forgiven your sins – past, present and future – based on Christ’s death on the cross. Appropriate His love and forgiveness by faith and continue to have fellowship with Him.

If you retake the throne of your life through sin – a definite act of disobedience – breathe spiritually. Spiritual breathing (exhaling the impure and inhaling the pure) is an exercise in faith that enables you to experience God’s love and forgiveness.

  1. Exhale: Confess your sin – agree with God concerning your sin and thank Him for His forgiveness of it, according to 1 John 1:9 and Hebrews 10:1-25. Confession involves repentance – a change in attitude and action.
  2. Inhale: Surrender the control of your life to Christ and receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit by faith. Trust that He now directs and empowers you, according to the command of Eph 5:18 and the promise of 1 John 5:14,15.   

Enjoy the adventure of marriage and the Christian life made possible by the Holy Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Presented by

Quintus Swanepoel

Quintus Swanepoel

Quintus Swanepoel practiced as an attorney for 12 years after graduating from the University of Pretoria. After attending a Campus Crusade for Christ conference he realised that God is the architect of marriage and that He has a plan for successful marriage. This led to the fact that he and Isolde joined Campus Crusade for Christ on a full-time basis to work with FamilyLife in order help raise the standard of marriage relationships.

Quintus Swanepoel

Quintus Swanepoel

Quintus Swanepoel practiced as an attorney for 12 years after graduating from the University of Pretoria. After attending a Campus Crusade for Christ conference he realised that God is the architect of marriage and that He has a plan for successful marriage. This led to the fact that he and Isolde joined Campus Crusade for Christ on a full-time basis to work with FamilyLife in order help raise the standard of marriage relationships.

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