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A Quickening Spirit

Today's name discovery for Jesus, I found to be quite interesting, and definitely quite powerful. Regarding the letter "Q", His name is "QUICKENING SPIRIT". It was the name given to the second Adam (or Jesus), the first Adam, being that of man. Quickening Spirit is found only once in the entire New Testament, in fact, it is found only once in the entire Bible. There is an abundance of deep meaning behind this name, and with great promise. Let's take a look at both "Quickening", and "Spirit", out of the Strong's Concordance, beginning with "Quickening".

Quickening:
To quicken, give life, make alive
To produce alive, begat or bear living young
To cause to live, make alive, give life by spiritual power to arouse and invigorate
To restore to life
To give increase of life: thus of physical life
Of the spirit, quickening as respects the spirit, endued with new and greater powers of life
Metaph., of seeds quickened into life, i.e. germinating, springing up, growing

And now ... the meaning of "Spirit" pertaining to this writing:

Spirit:
Holy Ghost, Spirit (of God), Spirit (of the Lord), (My) Spirit, Spirit (of truth),
Spirit (of Christ), (Jesus' own) spirit
A life giving spirit
The spiritual nature of Christ, higher than the highest angels and equal to God, the divine nature of Christ
Spirit of God
God's power and agency distinguishable in thought from his essence in itself considered
The third person of the trinity, the God the Holy Spirit
The efficient source of any power, affection, emotion, desire, etc.

Now let's take all of this and bring meaning to it, from God's point of view. We'll start by quoting the one verse found on "Quickening Spirit":

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit (1 Cor 15:45 KJV).

From the Amplified Bible, the same verse:

Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life]. (1 Cor 15:45 Amplified Bible).

Now, let's share an Old Testament cross referrence to this verse:

And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Gen 2:7 KJV)

Now, we'll read 1 Cor 15:45, and add three additional verses, thus keeping (or reading) it in it's proper context:

But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual. The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven. Now those who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded). And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven 1 Cor 15:45-49 Amplified Bible).

Now let's expound on what is being said here:

Regarding Adam, the first Adam speaks of man (a living soul). The second Adam, speaks of Christ Jesus (a Quickening Spirit). Shown here is the fact that preceeding spiritual life, there must first come physical life. Thus, the first Adam (man). God breathes spiritual life, into physical beings (physical life). The second Adam (Christ), came to breath the Spirit of Life (eternal life), into man, that he or she might be released from the sin and bondage he or she was born into. The second Adam (Jesus) came to breath life into that which was dead "in" sin, thus making us dead "to" sin, and "alive" in (and to) Him, by His "QUICKENING SPIRIT". Let's read a few verses from Roman's Chapter 6:

WHAT SHALL we say [to all this]? Are we to remain in sin in order that God's grace (favor and mercy) may multiply and overflow? Certainly not! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer? Even so consider yourselves also dead to sin and your relation to it broken, but alive to God [living in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus. (Rom 6:1-2, 11 - Amplified Bible).

With a bit of understanding regarding the liberty to live unto Jesus Christ, and no longer to our lower (or sinful) nature, now let's look at the depth of what Jesus, as Quickening Spirit, offers to us:

As we read previously, Quickening Spirit refers to the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, and the Holy Spirit. In the main verse used in this study (1 Cor 15:45), it refers to the second ADAM, or Jesus Christ. The healing the Quickening Spirit came to bring, surely can refer to our physical life (in the way of physical healing), as we know Jesus Christ is Healer, Who heals every manner of sickness and disease, in fact every manner or aspect of our life for that matter, whether it be spirit, soul and/or body. I would in "no way" want to even attempt to "box God in", as the saying goes. However, the greatest, or truest of meaning here is referring to the realm of the spirit (the healing of ones spirit). The Lord, as Quickening Spirit, came to give life, to make us alive, springing forth inner life within us, inner joy and inner peace, etc.. By His power, we are spiritually aroused, invigorated and restored unto life (stirred up, within if you will) to live life to it's fullest (in Him). Jesus, as Quickening Spirit, quickens us "ALIVE" (takes us from death to life). Briefly, I will share that when Jesus came into my life (being suicidal at that time), by His power in my life, He truly aroused, invigorated and restored me to life (instantly), imparting to me a whole new desire to live my life, rather than to end it. However, just as "instantly" as I desired to live, I discovered my desire was to live in, to live with, to live for and to live unto Him. I deeply desired to know this One who had breathed such life into me. Until I experienced His Quickening Spirit in my life, I was filled to the brim with a deep self hatred. It took only one touch of this One (Jesus) to heal me deep within. What an awesome God we serve!

If we are not living in, or experiencing the quickening of His Holy Spirit within our lives, then we are missing, or falling short of what His hand is extended toward us to give, or impart to us. The Lord desires to make each of us alive unto Him, to restore each of us, to fill us with His peace ... with His joy. Let's not wait any longer to receive what He's most desirous to give to us. Let's pray and ask Him to do just that in each of our lives. Let's pray for such life to be breathed into our spirits:

Father, how we thank You for sending Jesus, the very One known as the Quickening Spirit, Who breathes life in us, causing us to be restored unto You, and alive in Your Kingdom. Father, some of us may not have yet expienced this very life of Jesus in such a way. We are coming to You this day Father, asking ... asking for such an impartation of Your Holy Spirit. We recognize Lord that we do nothing to earn such a blessing, such a touch from Your hand, and that, in fact, we fall short of Your glory, however, we also understand from Your word, that it is Your desire to give good gifts (Your most precious and prized gifts ... namely, Jesus), to Your children. Your word teaches that we only need to, from the heart, sincerely ask for Christ to save us, to fill our lives, and He will do it. So we come humbly this day Father, asking that You would fill us with Your Spirit, in fulness, that we might receive, and experience in our lives, the very quickening Your Holy Spirit desires to work within us. Make us alive unto You Lord. Oh that we would know and experience You in such a way. Father, we call out to You this day, praying with thanksgiving, in the wonderful name of Your precious Son, Jesus ... amen!

I am leaving you with Romans, Chapter 6, from the online Amplified Bible, and encourage you to read it from the Amplified. It covers more extensively what we just shared together. Here is the Link:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%206&version=45

I pray you be blessed, quickend, and filled to the fulness of the Spirit of the Living God, and may each of you discover His love, His goodness and His mercy in a whole new way. His love to each of you ... Marcia.

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