Rom 8:8, 9 “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you, now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.”
If you have been ‘born again’, the Holy Spirit resides in you.
Our minds are not able to comprehend that fact but there is a simple reason why that is true. God said so!
Our minds simply cannot be what God’s mind is. He is our Creator. Which is why it is vital that we have faith in all that God says and desires for us to do.
The opposite is also true, no Holy Spirit = not saved!!
The lack of the Holy Spirit in the lives of most people explains a lot. Without God the Holy Spirit teaching me and without Jesus as my Savior and without God as my heavenly Father I am lost and one in this world trying to live on my own merits and strengths. There simply is no substitute for the fact that God drew us to Himself. Without the Holy Spirit the truths of God and the commands, encouragements and challenges all seem to be foolish. Which explains a whole lot about why some people speak and believe as they do.
I Cor 2:14 “Now the natural (unsaved) man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged.”
Hopefully the word of God is not foolishness to any of us this morning. People always have and always will need our Savior and we are His tools to tell them of their need. So, try being the salt of the earth today and maybe even helping someone receive the Holy Spirit.
When a Jewish religious leader came to Jesus to see if He was God and what the way to heaven was Jesus said; John 3:3 “You must be born again to see the Kingdom of God”.
I Cor 6:19, 20 “What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost Who is in you, Who you have of God, and YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN? For you are bought with a price: THEREFORE glorify God in your body and in your spirit, who are God’s.”
So hopefully you do not feel that these truths are foolishness. If you do then you are probably not ‘Born Again’ and will not spend eternity with God. And the Holy Spirit does not live within you.
There is a solution……..