1 Corinthians 3:16 ~ Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
If the Spirit of God dwells in us, where exactly does the spirit dwell?
asked 27 Jan '12, 18:04
Barry Allen ♦♦
EVERYWHERE... in EVERYTHING and EVERYONE. God,Love,Life or whatever title you choose to give the Universal spirit that resides everywhere does not have any specific place of residence... He/She/It does not dwell in any one place because He/She/It is All that Is and resides in every being and every being resides in It. We search for ourselves and find God and we search for God and find ourselves - He Is I and I Am Him.
I just finished reading Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East -Volume Two. It put to rest a lot of the questions I still had floating around regarding God and Jesus, here is a short excerpt... hope it helps :)
answered 27 Jan '12, 23:11
well michaela i agree with you we are all in god. and we are all individual created in his image. but we are not the father there is a big difference between him and us. but even then we all communicate at light speed over there so some one could think that we are all one. but if they would meet god and speak with him they would understand this.
(28 Jan '12, 03:00) white tiger
@ Michaela, Ya I really enjoyed those books. God is Everything and so are You. Allow and open, allow and open, Breathe. Namaste
(28 Jan '12, 06:12) Brian
I know that God is all, in all, and through all... But where exactly does God dwell in man? I have identified God as my own conscious awareness of being...
(29 Jan '12, 12:38) 1Shonta
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God dwells in the liver HEHE
As God dwells in us we dwell in God. Since there is no part of us or me that God does not dwell in It's a difficult question to answer. In my mind is the mind of God where I shall contact Him (or whatever) in silence. There after being quite, his love can fill my heart.
By asking, his advice shall become known to me.
By my speaking my word I shall speak his word. When the belief is there. My word His word shall become flesh. Hallelujah!
answered 27 Jan '12, 20:01
Let me start with a few New Testament passages from Jesus in John (KJV)...I know that not all here are Christian, but these words will give us a starting point to answer your question:
Here, Jesus is saying that the Father (God) does His works through us....so How does God get us to do that? The Christian answer is through the Holy Spirit, which was sent to us to aid us after Christ was crucified.
In other words, God dwells in us through our own permission and through our own Wills. Thus, when you ask, "Where does God live in us?", I would have to say, "He lives in us through our spirits, and in our spirits, through the gift of the Holy Spirit."
But it goes further than that. William James, in his book, "The Varieties of Religious Experience",( http://www.authorama.com/varieties-of-religious-experience-1.html ) tells us that God can dwell in us in many ways- all the way from the person who does Good Works to the Mystic who experiences God first-hand. (I recommend this book highly!)
As a Reiki Master/Teacher and as a Shaman, my experience is also that God dwells in us when we allow Him to be there with us. Where? In our spirits, in our hearts, in our souls.
These are the places to find God.
Peace and Blessings,
answered 27 Jan '12, 19:51
If the ocean is conscious and every drop within the ocean also conscious, exactly where within the drop is the portion of the ocean's consciousness?
answered 29 Jan '12, 00:00
In the imagination of the ocean's consciousness...
(29 Jan '12, 12:41) 1Shonta
And in understanding the nature of our imagination and in searching exactly who our imagination is speaking to? we can get to the answe to your question
(30 Jan '12, 02:02) The Traveller
In Man, The Kuthasta Center in between the eyebrows is called the spiritual eye by some mystics, it is the control center from where the soul in astral body directs the physical. The heart center on the right side of the chest is the seat of ego in the physical body. When you move from the lower to the higher along the spine, you rise from hell to heaven, from demons to angles. It may be said that that divinity is covered up in the lower regions and more fully expressed in the higher regions but lower and higher is in the realm of duality. Ultimately if everything is one, then there is no lower and higher and god resides everywhere for nothing else exists. There is no man in which god can reside, there is only god.
answered 30 Jan '12, 03:04
we are made in the image of god. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. http://bible.cc/genesis/1-27.htm
what is the image of god? God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." http://bible.cc/john/4-24.htm
god is spirit and truth.
Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
John 4:23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
you are the spirit that dwell in you.
This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.
John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--
Romans 13:8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.
1 Timothy 1:5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
who is the holy spirit? it is you when you are righteous.
1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. http://bible.cc/luke/1-35.htm
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. http://bible.cc/john/3-20.htm
you have free will to be holy righteous light or to be wicked sinful darkness.
answered 27 Jan '12, 20:44
@white tiger - "you have free will" ... yes i agree :)
(28 Jan '12, 07:08) blubird two
Beginning from the mind and spreading throughout the body. The spirit affects our entire body. Spirit is the emotional state of a living being. When those words were written we did not have the expansive vocabulary that we have now. Israelites used words such as our english translation "Spirit" to describe character. The Spirit of God was a character that embodied upright conduct, righteousness, holiness, and servitude to the religion. It begins with the mind and extends outward farther than the eye can see.
answered 29 Jan '12, 00:25
@Constantine - yes "spirit is the emotional state of a living being" ... well said my friend :)
(30 Jan '12, 11:07) blubird two
The God gene resides in your DNA. This gene gives us the sense of the spirit that resides in all of us.
answered 29 Jan '12, 10:39
The Knights Alchemy
God is deeper than the thought of your dna.love and light, this is god.
(29 Jan '12, 21:42) Roy
The God gene is the connection, it is not the DNA itself. I will be clearer next time.
(30 Jan '12, 06:31) The Knights Alchemy
The following is my understanding of God and "We" in Quran:
Anytime Quran refers to God it is an Absolute One God-Uncomprehensive. However, in creating and manifesting it refers to Holy Spirit, Word, and Angels. I believe that's what Quran means by "WE". I see similar references also in Bhagavad Gita and the old testament. Although if you read the quoted verses of Jesus himself in the New testament you shall see that also. Alexander the Great referred to HIM as "The Father of all". Namaste & Peace
answered 30 Jan '12, 11:56
@behnam - thanks for the explication ... namaste
(30 Jan '12, 12:17) blubird two
God is unconditional love. He does not sit on a throne of judgment - when your human life ends it's journey, God welcomes you back from where you began - UNCONDITIONALLY! Only man judges man! God does not have within in his unconditional love, room for judgement! I find it quite amusing that man has taken so many desparate innovations to tell "us" how God is so ready to judge us! That after all is the crux of all religions. God and I find religions amusing and sad in their attempts to instill fear into the hearts and minds of men! Sit back, close your eyes, and let the love of God flow through your hearts! Rejoice in your freedom!
answered 01 Feb '12, 11:40
Hello 1Shonta ... the question "where exactly does god dwell in man" implies firstly that god exists, secondly that he dwells in man and thirdly that man is limited to himself ... the question could equally have been worded "where exactly does energy reside in man, a tree, the void, beyond the known universe" ... all this is based on personal belief systems ... it seems generally accepted that energy exists everywhere in the universe and beyond and manifests itself throughout both the invisible world and the visible world which implies that "god" is "man" and "man" is "god" ... all the rest seems pure speculation
have fun :)
answered 30 Jan '12, 00:15
Hi Blubird two, I agree... God resides in everything...
(30 Jan '12, 08:54) 1Shonta
1Shonta - thanks for the enlightenment, namaste :)
(06 Feb '12, 23:30) blubird two
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