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I Corinthians 3, Romans 8–The indwelling of God’s Spirit

As God’s Chosen people, His children we are given the Holy Spirit as a sign of our relationship with God.  It is our reminder that we were bought with a price.  Prior to Christ’s death, God’s Spirit was only given to certain people and for specific purposes.  The spirit of God rested on God’s prophets as they were to be God’s voice to His people.  He also imparted the spirit on the Kings and the judges so that they would have the tools to lead His people. 

Prior to Christ’s sacrifice, however, God did not have a personal relationship with His people.  They interacted with God through the priests at thr tabernacle and later at the temple. the people of God would trek to Jerusalem to make sacrifices and to seek God’s favor.  

When Christ came, he changed everything.  His death, burial and resurrection allowed people to have a personal relationship with God.  When we accept Christ as our savior, we receive the Holy Spirit into our lives.  That indwelling is our guarantee that Christ did save us and is in our lives.  Once God’s spirit indwells us we can understand the things of God.  We can see why selflessness and love are keys to peace.  God’s spirit leads us in our lives, through Good and bad times giving us the hope and comfort we need to carry on. 

God’s Spirit is our testimony that our relationship with God is real, and our prayer is not simply bouncing off a ceiling.  We have to trust God and allow His spirit to lead and guide us.  If we will do that, We will have a full and meaningful life.

God Bless You


1 Corinthi​ans 3:16-Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?                                                                             

Romans 8– Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[c] And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[d] because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of[e] his Spirit who lives in you.

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This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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