1 JOHN 2:6: “HE THAT SAITH HE ABIDETH IN HIM ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” Hear it again, “He that saith he abideth in him…” and I might say, “Who is among us that saith this?”
We who are filled with the Spirit say that He abides in us because we know the promise that the Spirit comes to abide. In verse 5, John asks a question by implication; and then he answers it in the statement: “hereby know we that we are in him.” How do we know? “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.”
There is a lot of talk today about spirituality. There are those who point to someone else and say, “He is spiritual” or, “He is not spiritual.” I wonder what these people mean by that word spiritual. Some people think that in order to be spiritual, you have to float 40 feet off the ground and act funny. They relate spirituality to certain kinds of “feeling” phenomena, having not learned to distinguish between “manifestation” and “demonstration.” It is a subtle distinction.