J.D. Greear’s Jesus Continued…: Why the Spirit Inside You is Better Than Jesus Beside You: A Brief Summary and Thoughtful Reflection

J.D. Greear

Pastor J.D. Greear and family
(Photo Credit: The Summit Church)

In Jesus Continued…: Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better Than Jesus Beside You, J.D. Greear explores how the permanent presence of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, living on the inside of Believers enables them to experience a relationship with God that is more empowering and fulfilling than the relationship Believers enjoyed when the Incarnate Christ dwelled on earth. Greear emphasized that one cannot fulfill the will of the Lord without the active presence of the Holy Spirit in his or her life. This work calls for individuals to submit to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, resulting in the individual experiencing a personal and spiritual renaissance.

Greear’s book evinces that one of the greatest benefits of receiving the grace of God is having the Holy Spirit live inside of the individual. In a time when too many people and churches are deemphasizing and neglecting the Holy Spirit, this work provides a valuable contribution to the Christian community by revealing it is the free operation of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Believer that enables him or her to experience a satisfying life in this present world. The practical biblical truths this book extends to readers allows them to gain a deeper appreciation for the Holy Spirit, and it challenges readers to become more connected to the power of the Holy Spirit.

I highly recommend that Believers read Greear’s work to learn how to unleash the full power of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

BookLook Bloggers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to pen an authentic review.

Dr. Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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7 comments

  1. When we speak of he Holy Spirit, we are talking about God, though in your writing you seem to speak suddenly about the “Spirit of Christ”, Jesus is the son of God and the way to God but not God himself.

    1. The bible informs us that another name for the Holy Spirit is “the Spirit of Christ.” Of course, I know there is a difference between God the Father and God the Son. However, I want you to understand that Jesus is very much God as well and that the Holy Spirit is very much God as well. Yes, He is the Son of God. Don’t overlook that He is God — not the Father — but God: three Persons in One Body — all operating as One; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost (Spirit).

  2. In the many bible versions available to us in the several languages not one is telling in those verses that God’s Spirit is the same as the Spirit of Jesus.

    In both verses we clearly find that is spoken about the spirit of men, the spirit of Jesus and the spirit of God..It is about those who are human beings and having their mind set on the worldly or fleshy things. Jesus is said not having done his own will but the Will of God. In case he would be God he would have done his own will. Jesus , the sent one from God (according to the bible) spoke about his heavenly Fathers as One Who is greater than him. In case Jesus is god he would have been the greatest and could not die nor seen by man, though many saw Jesus and did not fall death. Jesus brought the Words of God concerning the salvation about what the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that would come to mankind, Searching for who or what kind of time the Spirit of Messiah, which was in them, pointed to, when he predicted the sufferings of Messiah, and the glories that would follow those who would follow in the line of the Messiah. To the followers of Christ it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to the gentiles and non-believers, they ministered these things, which now have been announced to us through those who preached the Good News to us by the Holy Spirit sent out from heaven, the Comforter Jesus had promised to the apostles and to mankind; which things angels desire to look into. The things, knowledge and insight brought by the Holy Spirit of God are not the words from the apostles nor Jesus his Spirit but are the knowledge of God given unto us by the Power of God (the Holy Spirit).

    Exo 33:20 The Scriptures 1998+ (20) But He said, “You are unable to see My face, for no man does see Me and live.”

    Joh 14:28-31 The Scriptures 1998+ (28) “You heard that I said to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming to you.’ If you did love Me, you would have rejoiced that I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. (29) “And now I have told you before it takes place, that when it does take place, you shall believe. (30) “I shall no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming,1 and he possesses none at all in Me, Footnote: 1See Lk. 4:6. (31) but, in order for the world to know that I love the Father, and that as the Father commanded Me, so I am doing. Rise up, let us go from here.

    Luk 22:41-42 The Scriptures 1998+ (41) And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and falling on His knees He was praying, (42) saying, “Father, if it be Your counsel, remove this cup from Me. Yet not My desire, but let Yours be done.”

    Rom 8:9 The Scriptures 1998+ (9) But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, this one is not His.

    1Pe 1:10-12 The Scriptures 1998+ (10) Concerning this deliverance the prophets have sought out and searched out, prophesying concerning the favour for you, (11) searching to know what, or what sort of time, the Spirit which was in them was pointing out concerning Messiah, when it was bearing witness beforehand the sufferings of Messiah, and the esteems that would follow, (12) to whom it was revealed that they were serving, not themselves, but you, in these matters which now have been announced to you through those who brought the Good News to you by the Set-apart Spirit sent from heaven – into which messengers long to look into.

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