According to the law of sympathetic resonance, when an object with a particular frequency vibrates and brought close to another object with a matching frequency, it will cause the second object to resonate as well. To illustrate, if there are two pianos in the same room, and when you strike a key on one of the pianos, the exact key vibrates on the other piano.
Once we are in Christ, we are a brand new creation with a new nature. And Christ gives us the Holy Spirit to dwell in us so that we can live this new life according to His leading.
26 “And I will send you the Divine Encourager from the very presence of my Father. He will come to you, the Spirit of Truth, emanating from the Father, and he will speak to you about me.
27 And you will tell everyone the truth about me, for you have walked with me from the start.”
John 15:26-27, The Passion Translation
Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, and the truth He reveals to us is not an abstract idea, but the very Person of Jesus Himself and how we can continue to live in the supernatural reality of our life in Him.
When our hearts resonate with what the Holy Spirit reveals about us according to the gospel, our behaviour and actions will follow suit. That’s why Jesus states that we will tell everyone the truth about Him as a wonderful outcome of the Holy Spirit speaking the truth about Jesus to us. In other words, the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to manifest the truth of Jesus in us to all. This explains Peter and John’s remark to the Sanhedrin:
20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
Even though Peter and John lacked education and oratory finesse, the Sanhedrin saw their boldness because they had the substance of Christ in them (Acts 4:13). And with their beings and hearts resonating and reverberating with the Holy Spirit, Peter and John could heal the crippled man by the name and power of Jesus’ name (Acts 3:6).
More than just eyewitnesses, the two apostles testified to the spiritual reality of Christ living in them and wanting others to experience His abiding presence as well. Bear in mind, Peter and John didn’t have more power or faith than us. The same Holy Spirit working in them is the same Holy Spirit working in us—it is not about how much we achieve, but how willing we are to receive that makes the difference.
Feast on Jesus and you will fulfil everything He reveals to you.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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