The Book of Romans – You have the Holy Spirit

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“But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” Romans 8:9-11

The evidence of conversion is the presence of the Holy Spirit within, witnessing that you are a child of God. Your body becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit. “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So, you must honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) The body will eventually die, but the Holy Spirit gives life to the body so that you may serve God. What a difference it makes in your body when the Holy Spirit lives within. You experience new life, and even physical faculties take on a new dimension. The sun shines brighter and the birds sing sweeter. Life in Christ is the more abundant life.

“The Holy Spirit coming upon an individual, changes him and fertilizes his spiritual life. What things are possible if we reach this place and remain in it, that is abide in Him. Only one thing is going to accomplish the purpose of God, which is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We must yield and submit until our bodies are saturated with God, so that God’s will can be revealed. We need a thirst for God.” (Smith Wiggleworth) This is my prayer that the Holy Spirit will be so real in my life that I can serve God and do His will.

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