We Begin IN Union
By Fred Pruitt
You see, it is just here that we begin to get a clue to our answer we are seeking. If it is established in us that we have been wholly translated from one kingdom to another in our new birth and subsequent walk in Christ, then we begin to have a vantage point from which we may see this understanding of ourselves. We have made our real choices in our inner spirit, and the rest of life afterward is based on these foundational choices.
Even our choice for Christ was not made by us independently. Even as we said whatever we said to declare our faith in Christ, we were speaking in and by the Holy Spirit, for as Paul said, “No man can call Jesus Lord except by the Holy Spirit.” He answers before we call. He is the voice in us before our brains move our tongues.
(Or as I like to say, He’s REAL FAST! As soon as it occurs in us to speak the Word of our betrothal and marriage to Christ, even if at the time we did not understand anything about the New Life we were about to enter, the Holy Spirit fills our mouths with the words of that confession!)
GOD HIMSELF enters us to speak in us, as us, the Word of faith that we are His! How about that? Right there at minute one, day one, of our new birth, the Holy Spirit entered us before we even spoke the word, for it was He at that moment Who prompted us and then as us spoke the Word of our eternal salvation! “No man can call Jesus Lord except by the Holy Spirit!”
That is the closest temporal moment, which we can say that the union and new birth begins. They (union and new birth) are one and the same. Our first “act” in the kingdom of God, our entry point, is an act accomplished by the Holy Spirit, using our mouths. It is a union act, at the very beginning of our spiritual lives!
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