Barney in your heart?

English: Holy Spirit Monastery Gardens near re...
English: Holy Spirit Monastery Gardens near retreat house (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Holy Spirit Cathedral (Minsk), Belarus
Holy Spirit Cathedral (Minsk), Belarus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Transfiguration Lodovico Carracci 1594
The Transfiguration Lodovico Carracci 1594 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A doctor was examining a little boy and trying to prevent him from getting scared, so when he used a tongue depressor to look down the boy’s throat he said “Hey maybe we can find Barney down there.”

The little boy replied back, “No, Jesus is in my heart, Barney is on my underwear.”

We are told from a very young age that if we are a Christian, Jesus lives in our hearts. We take it for granted and don’t really have any idea of the ramifications of it. But if you stop and think about it, it means that the Holy Spirit is woven together with your spirit like two different kinds of threads woven together to make one fabric.

You actually have the king of the universe living inside you! That means you have incredible power. It is safe to say that no Christian in the last thousand years has fully utilized the power of the Holy Spirit. Think about the things Elijah could do, he could split the waters apart so that people could cross, similar to Moses. He called down fire from heaven to burn up evil priests and prayed for drought. He didn’t die, but went up to heaven in a chariot of fire.

James 1:17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.

James tells us that Elijah was a human, just like we are. He couldn’t do anything that we can’t do. Hard to believe, but it’s true. In John 14:12 Jesus said anyone who had faith in him would do even greater things that he did.

If you were the child of the president of the United States, you would have some advantages and opportunities others don’t. If you were the child of a very wealthy king, you would have even more advantages. If you are a child of the King of Kings, you have incredible advantages, but you aren’t using them, because you are limited by your lack of faith.


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  4. Hi Brad good post, thanks for your comments and confirmation. Pretty cool to know it is in keeping, even when we ourselves are not sure. And then comes along someone else to confirm what you felt in the spirit. Have a good day. Nate

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