Sunday, March 22, 2009

Worship in Spirit

The usual suspect:
What does the Spirit do?

Throughout Scripture, the Spirit works with the physical world to bring it to fulfillment. The Spirit hovers over the physical creation to mold it into a cosmos; the Spirit fills judges and kings to do what kings do – fight battles; the Spirit is the agent of the incarnation of the incarnation, and through the Spirit the Father raises the Son from the dead as the Last Adam, and He will raise our bodies too.

The Spirit does not make bodies invisible. The Spirit brings the body out of darkness into light. The Spirit restores us from our alienation and isolation, and knits us back together with the creation and with one another.

The Spirit’s work is to make matter become fully what it is. The Spirit makes matter matter. [source]