Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” (Galatians 4:1-7).
The above scripture is not one that a believer just claims. It is a scripture for those who have been made sons. At the new birth, we received the Holy Ghost but we didn’t receive the spirit of the Son. Thus, we were children, and not heirs (Galatians 4:1). The spirit of the Son cannot be committed to children.
One who will carry this spirit has to go through the appointed scheme of the Father which is the required training and discipline. It is only God that can give permission for the Spirit of His Son to come into a man’s heart. The Holy Spirit will not act as the spirit of the Father until He is given the permission to do so.
The Holy Spirit has many dimensions, at His peak He is called the eternal Spirit, which is the spirit of Eternal life or the spirit of the promise. Eternal life is the promise of God to man and it is the Holy Spirit that will make this promise manifest in the life of a believer in the same way He made Christ manifest. To make manifest means to make one become. The Holy spirit is the accomplisher of things on behalf of the Godhead.
However, He will not do anything until He is permitted to. The Holy Spirit is dynamic. He can take the form of the Spirit of Christ, the Father, the eternal spirit and He can just be the Holy Spirit. He can come as fire, as water, or even a dove. The water flowing from the throne is the Holy Spirit (Revelation 22:1).
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart (2 Corinthians 3:1-3)
Ink is a liquid substance that can flow, it is what can be used to write. In comparing it with the spirit of the living God, is to say that the Holy Spirit is the writer. When we talk about the law of everlasting life being written in our hearts, it is actually the spirit of the living God acting like ink. God doesn’t just write, He can inspire prophets who will prophesy, and there will be a scribe anointed to write.
But when God writes, He does so with His finger, which is the Spirit of the Living God. Whatever God writes upon becomes separated unto God. The first manifestation of God writing was in Exodus 31:18. When He was done writing, the tablets of stones were to be taken to the ark in the Most Holy place. The tablet of stones which is the script or epistle of God represents God.
The shekinah glory comfortably rests on the ark because of the stones in it. If the stones are removed from within the ark, the shekinah glory will lift. Without the stones, the ark would only be a golden box. God can be penned down. When this happens, He is pinned down and He does not leave that place.
And where God resides, the shekinah is present and rests there. In the old testament, the Spirit could not rest on just anyone, He could only rest upon the ark because of the presence of the tablet of stones. The Spirit is supposed to be poured out on all flesh and not put in a box. He however had no choice because the people were not willing. Had they been willing, all of Israel would have been made priests and there would have not been need for Aaron.
The ministry of Aaron was ordained after the people rejected being written upon when He descended on the mountain (Exodus 19:16-20). God chose a stone because a stone represents one who is dead to his will and would not resist God. Moses allowed God to write on Him.
As a matter of fact, He was the first stone to be written upon. This is why his face shone (Exodus 34:29-35). As glorious as this administration was, it was called the ministration of death because it was not the covenant God decided to make with His people (2 Corinthians 3:7). This administration fell short because God’s intention was to write on the tablet of hearts and not on stone (Hebrews 8:8).
The challenge has always been to get a heart that has the behaviourial pattern of a stone. That is, a heart that will only respond to God. The administration of Christ is to prepare hearts to be written upon by God. God is after hearts that are alive to Him but dead to everything else. This kind of heart has been made new.A new heart is Christ heart (Ezekiel 36:26). Christ hearts possess the beatitudes. The beatitudes represent attitudes hearts should possess (Matthew 5:3-5).
A new spirit as seen in Ezekiel 36:26 is a new law. Law is spirit, not letters. The law given to the children of Israel was a kind of spirit. It was the letters of it that Satan used to raise the pharisees. Letters can fill your head while your heart is full of things that are not supposed to be there. This was why the Pharisees were referred to as white washed sepulchers (Matt 23:27).
A prophet is the spirit of the law. It was the spirit of the law that raised men like Isaiah, Ezekiel and David to mention a few. They understood and followed the path of the spirit. They were able to allow the spirit to hijack and lead their lives.
The priests in Israel were supposed to be lawgivers, which in interpretation means spirit givers (Malachi 2:7). Their mouths were supposed to be like “the pen of the ready writer” (Psalm:45:1) so they could help God write on people’s hearts, instead they were doing business (Matt 21:12). The Spirit and commerce don’t go together.
Men like Zacharia and Elizabeth were led and fashioned of the Spirit. Elizabeth was not barren but was prevented by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Ghost can plan a family size better than any family planning, but He does this family planning with an intention. Elizabeth’s womb for instance had to be conditioned to allow for the baptism of the Holy Spirit on the child she would bear. (Lk 1:15).
A heart that has fully encountered Christ becomes a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26). Another word for it is a heart prepared in Christ. It will take conditioning of the Holy Spirit to create a new heart and a new spirit. A new heart and a new spirit will give rise to a heart of flesh. The heart of flesh is Christ. The Spirit of the Father can only be given to those who are sons (Galatians 4:6). God won’t send the spirit of His Son (the spirit of the Father) until sons arise. Only those who have been made sons through the operation of the spirit of Christ can partake of the spirit of the Father.
God writes upon the fleshy tables of our hearts. God is a scribe, when He writes, He gives divine nature and shed Himself into the heart. The Spirit of the Father is the law of God. A heart that has this spirit will be able to cry Abba Father. A son knows where he came from; He knows his father (Galatians 4:6). The spirit of the Son is the law of the living God. It configures the nature of sonship in a heart.
A heart with the spirit of the Father will be fixated on pleasing the Father. One who is going to the Father is not an abider on the earth but is on a journey to the Father. Such a person will not be satisfied with anything but the Father. The spirit of the Son (that is the spirit of the Father) enables a soul to break into the realm of the Father.
The “Ear” is the gateway to the heart. It takes the prophet to exalt us, incline your heart and ear before we hear. Our ears hear many things, when the ear has not been treated with Christ we will hear many things and there are numerous voices in the world (1 Cor. 14:10).
When you hear, your soul will live and that means your soul will become christ (Isaiah 55:3). “Your soul Shall live” means your soul will become a fleshly heart and not a stony heart. A heart that won’t respond to God won’t hear because his ears have not been inclined to God. Such ears will also not be able to partake of everlasting laws.
For a heart to be inclined to hear God, that heart has been helped. It is mercy that your heart is inclined for you to understand Christ. It takes a soul that is living to hear God. It takes a Christ heart to hear the Father.
If you are not living, they can’t make an everlasting covenant with you. Ability to hear is a sign that you are living. In hearing, the Spirit of the Living God is dealing with you and that is how you write. You are experiencing the finger of God, where He writes until you are fully written upon.
It takes a Father to swear. When the law of the Father has been written in your heart, you will not live outside that law instead, you will live like an everlasting man (Ezekiel 36:27).