“Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.” Romans 8:12-14
It is not enough for you to have the Holy Spirit; the Spirit must have you. Only then can He share with us the abundant, victorious life that is provided by Jesus Christ. We have no obligation to the flesh, because the flesh has only brought trouble into our lives. We do have an obligation to the Holy Spirit, for it is the Spirit who convicted us, revealed Jesus Christ to us, and imparts eternal life to us when we trust in Jesus Christ. He is the Spirit of life; He can empower us to obey Christ and He can enable us to be more like Christ.
“Abide in the presence of the power of God, where victory is assured. If we remain in the right place with God. He can do anything with our lives. He can work through us. There was a power and majesty that fell on Jesus when He received the Holy Spirit.” (Smith Wiggleworth) After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” (Matthew 3:16-17) We can have that same power in our lives.