HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“ But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” (Romans 8:9).
A spiritual man is not so much a man possessing a strong spiritual character as a man filled with the Holy Spirit. So the apostle said: “Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you.”
The glory of the new creation, then, is not only that it recreates the human spirit, but that it fits it for the abode of God Himself, and makes it dependent upon the sun, as the child upon the mother. The highest spirituality, therefore, is the most utter helplessness, the most entire dependence and the most complete possession of the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, the beautiful act of Christ in breathing upon His disciples, and imparting to them from His own lips the very Spirit that was already in Him, expressed in the most vivid manner the crowning glory of the new creation. And when the Holy Spirit thus possesses us, He fills every part of our being.
It is the love of the Father who allows His Son to breathe on us in these last days to fulfil the promise to the church. If I do not go away the Holy Spirit will not come unto you. Therefore, after the ascension, it took a few days for the Holy Spirit to descend on the apostles who were waiting in the upper room. You can read the whole story in the Book of Acts chapter two. The same promise of the Father is for us today if we can only believe that He is the same yesterday, today and forever.