Gal. 3:5 Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—
This is a beautiful verse of scripture describing the abundant and continual nature of the provision of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Paul is describing a continual flow of the Spirit that is poured out on thirsty Christians. Too often we tend to be dependent on past infusions of the Spirit in our life while there is a continuous, outpouring of His Spirit available for us. Let’s face it, we have challenges, needs, temptations, and decisions that are frankly too big for us on a daily basis. The good news is that we don’t have to soldier on in our own strength, He is daily supplying the Spirit to us. His supply is more than sufficient for every dilemma. Here is an incredible quote by Dick Mills on this verse. Don’t gloss over it. Dig in and enjoy!
“In this verse the word supplies is the Greek word choregeo. The history of this word is both illuminating and inspiring. It comes from the Greek word choros which referred to the ring in which round dances were held (hence our word chorus). It came to be both a noun meaning “a choral leader” and a verb meaning “to lead a chorus of singers”. Later it was applied to the act of furnishing the chorus at one’s own expense, to supplying everything for the entire production. At the community level, it became a position of honor and importance to choregeo any “function”, because of the great personal expense involved. The word suggests an abundant supply, both materially and spiritually. So we could translate this phrase: “…He who lavishes the Spirit on you…,” or”…the One Who is constantly supplying the Spirit to you in bountiful measure…” Paul is not writing to these people of one single isolated incident of God’s provision in their lives. Rather, he is referring to a continuous flood tide of answered prayers, miracles, healing, and deliverances.”
I love this beautiful word study. His supply is both abundant and continual. So before you charge out into the minefield of life today, sit down and have a good long drink of the Spirit. He is supplying the Spirit lavishly and continually in your life. There is plenty not only to satisfy your thirst, but empowerment and enlightenment for every challenge.