Where The Spirit of The Lord Is

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NLT): “For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”

For the Lord Is the Spirit and Wherever the Spirit of the Lord Is, There is: Freedom for the captives, Freedom from oppression, Freedom from the corruption, Freedom from the opinions of man.

THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD GUIDES US FROM THE NATURAL REALM INTO SUPERNATURAL REALMS. A “Realm” is a Kingdom; a Kingdom has a king, a Kingdom has a government. In the USA we have the President who is Commander and Chief; each State has a Governor (Exec). In the Kingdom, the King is God. The Governors are Jesus and The Holy Spirit. There is No move of God without the Spirit of God.

John 16:13 (NKJV): However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” The Holy Spirit Guides Us Into All Truth. There are a lot of people at the sound of my voice (broadcast) who are still living below… Psalm 40:2 (NKJV): He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.”  The Lord wants to lift you out of the miry clay and place you firm upon the rock for some “Mountain Living” instead of “Valley Living.”

THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD MAKES US MORE LIKE CHRIST, ONE STEP AT A TIME! God is in the process of rearranging things in your life—Moving Things Around and Making Us More Like Him. 2 Cor. 3:18 (NLT): But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

A person might say, “Pastor, you don’t know what I’ve done or what I’m going through!” That’s correct! “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters,” Romans 8:

28-29 (NIV). He makes us more like Him by changing us into His glorious image. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT). The word ‘changed’ is ‘MetaMorphoo’ such as a caterpillar into a butterfly.

THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD MOVES US FROM ONE BRIGHTER LEVEL OF GLORY TO ANOTHER. “Now, the ‘Lord’ I’m referring to is the Holy Spirit, and wherever he is Lord, there is freedom. We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit,” The Passion Bible.


Rev. Bryan A. Tomes 

Crossroads Community Church