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Living in the Spirit

Luke 2:25-27
And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 So he came by the Spirit into the temple...

We are directed to be people who "live in the Spirit." (Galatians 5:25) Here is an example of a man who did just that. The passage says that the Holy Spirit was upon Simeon. It would seem that beyond the inner witness of the Spirit, which in his case was the motivation for his devotion, there was a greater connection to the Spirit. Those who have the Holy Spirit live lives that are more than religious duty - thier devotion to God is an evidence of the active relationship with the H.S.

It says that the Holy Spirit had revealed things to Him. This is a mark of someone who engages and listens to the H.S. Finally, He was led by the Spirit. Daily there are opportunities that are orchestrated by the H.S. I don't think I am as sensitive to His leadings and promtings.

In the end, what the H.S. reveled to Simeon (that he would see the Messiah) came to pass. What will come to pass in my life if I really learn how to live in the Spirit?

Lord, help me to be led by the Spirit, listen for the Spirit, and walk in the spirit.

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