RESONATING WITH GOD
Romans 8:14-17"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory."
This was the passage my pastor taught from recently. However, the bold print is what has been impressed upon me to teach about today. The key word in the sentence is "testifies".
The original Greek word used here for "testifies" is summartureo (soom-mar-too-reh-o). This word comes from a compound of two words - sun (soon) and martureo (mar-too-reh-o). Sun means union, with or together. Martureo means to be a witness, testify or report honestly. Put these two words together and because of the decision to accept Christ as Savior and be "led by the Spirit" - The Holy Spirit Himself makes His home within the heart and mind declaring your daughter-ship or son-ship in God's Family!
Some have the image of converts to Christianity switching from one taskmaster to another. Incorrect. Spiritually, this world is a slave market and the slave king is Satan. Satan's entire slavery market has been purchased by the life of Father God's Only Son - Jesus Christ. So, when someone decides to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and not continue in their spiritual bondage/slavery - he/she transfers from a Market to a Family. At this point, The Holy Spirit resonates with your spirit that you are a child of the Most High God.
However, Father God desires that we continue to resonate with Him. The word summartureo also carries with it a proof of evidence supporting the witness's claim(s). This suggests that when we are led by The Spirit and are therefore in His Will - The Holy Spirit testifies of the thoughts, actions or words that line-up with God's and we receive Holy Resonation. Flip the coin and we should know when we do not resonate with God's plan for our lives. There usually is a sense of disharmony between us and The Holy Spirit.
To all my brothers and sisters in Christ - know that the day you accepted Christ as your Savior the Holy Spirit entered you and declared to all in the Spiritual Realm you are in fact a daughter/son of Father God. In addition, you and I gained The Counselor, with whom we resonate in God's Family for the betterment of our lives and the lives around us. So, make sure you keep Resonating With God.