By: Darrelyn L. Tutt"And they went every one straight forward; whither the Spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.""When they went, they went upon their four sides; and they turned not when they went.""Whithersoever the Spirit was to go they went, thither was their Spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them; for the Spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. When those went these went; and when those stood these stood, and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them; for the Spirit of the living creature was in the wheels"Ezekiel 1:9,17,20-21Today's Read: Ezekiel 1; John 14------"O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps."Jeremiah 10:23Jeremiah uttered the timeless truth of man's inability to direct and guide his own footsteps.Without the internal and everlasting Spirit to guide, we are decisively lost and without hope; ambling about in a drunken stagger, unsure of our "thinkabouts and whereabouts," unable to decipher even the slightest sort of meaning or leading apart from God.This then suggests the need for an empowerment beyond ourselves.-----The magnificent early chapter of Ezekiel points the reader to the reality of the Spirit's forcible and impenetrable movement described within wheel-like objects.How wondrously and wonderfully we are given a sense of the internal workings of the Spirit through this passage.1) The Spirit never deviates from His course.Never altering from His direction nor veering from His task of adjoined accompaniment, the Spirit mobilizes and supports, in totality, the movement of the Father.Wheels within wheels, and eyes within eyes, the Spirit is emblazened by the likeness of the Father and works His directives into our lives as well.His movement is utterly and wondrously governed and confined by the sheer force and omnipotent presence of God Almighty. He moves straight forward and propels the believer into life everlasting and into relationship and communion with God the Father.He is always moving us in a right, pure, and true course;Always directing and guiding us into the favor and faithfulness of the Father.2) The Spirit never divides.The intricate workings of the Spirit attest with positive force to the unified and conjealed efforts and effects He retains in keeping assigned and aligned with the Father's presence.One wheel doesn't turn one way while another wheel turns another.The Spirit is on task and in harmonious sync with the mission and movement of the Father.The word God gives is a true word,And the Spirit God gives is a true Spirit; Governed accordingly, directively, and decisively as "one."The Spirit's work within us will serve to unify and not divide His sacred body.3) The Spirit is living and teeming with life.The spiritual man is filled and empowered with the presence of God's Spirit.No small matter is this.The indwelling presence of God resides within us to assist, align, and accommodate the soul to the very entrance of eternity.Never veering from His primary aim, He seeks to propel and move us toward all that is in keeping with the Father; ushering us safely into that providential presence which He has procured and preordained for us when this life is through.We must feed the Spirit by feeding on the Word;Which offers living sustenance to our souls, And propels us into union with the living and loving Father. Be encouraged, beloved child, by the blessed and sacred Spirit which indwells you.Move with Him,Respond to Him,Receive Him.There's wonder-working power in the "wheel."------Three Study Considerations:1) Read today's passages, one after the other, and see if the "wheels" don't unswervingly move and motivate you.2) Create a list of truths found within Scripture of all that the Spirit is composed of.Highlight His works in individual's lives and give special attention to one.3) The Spirit moves in accordance with God's will and not man's.Be careful that you subject yourself to the former ... and keep on moving in Him.
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