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The Basis of All Things

God Has Made Full Provision

The Scriptures which we have read tell us about the promise of the Savior and the promise of the Spirit. The Lord is faithful to show us His plan if we have ears to hear. It has been God's purpose in His creation to indwell man. Now in Christ Jesus and what He has accomplished in redemption, we can know the indwelling of God the Spirit, that He might be our life, a life lived in perfect union with Him and not separate from Him. Jesus prayed in John 17:11-23, "Holy Father, keep them in thy name which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one...I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world...Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe in me through their word; that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us: that the world may believe that thou didst send me...I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one: that the world may know that thou didst send me, and lovest them, even as thou lovest me." This prayer of God the Son has been fulfilled by the coming of the Spirit to indwell, and is being fulfilled in the outworking of our relationship in this union.