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The Indwelling Spirit

The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.  The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment:

“For who has known the mind of the Lord
that he may instruct him?”

But we have the mind of Christ. — 1 Corinthians 2:14-16 (NIV)

Ever wonder why some people just don’t get it?  Ever wonder why they cannot seem to grasp the things of God?  Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians that without the Spirit of God, they will never understand the things of God.  Without the mind of Christ, they can never know the thoughts of God.  The things of God – knowledge, wisdom, discernment, His will, His ways – are impossible to comprehend without the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit helps us to understand God’s Word, the Bible.  How we need the Holy Spirit to judge correctly!  How we need the Holy Spirit to empower us to overcome sin and temptation!  We cannot change on our own.  We cannot understand and comprehend on our own.  God has given us a Helper, a Counselor – the Holy Spirit – to guide us on our journey of faith.  The Spirit does so much for us of which we are unaware.  The Spirit teaches, guides, intercedes, sanctifies and so much more!  The very Spirit of God dwells in the heart of every Christian for their benefit.  Yet we do not plug into the power of the Spirit as much as we should.  Jesus promised the Spirit to His disciples and they changed the world.  Could it be that we see so little transformation in our world because we do not rely on the Holy Spirit?  Could it be that we do not see revival in our churches because we try methods and programs, but do not pray to God to send His Holy Spirit in power?  May God fill you with His Spirit today!

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1 Response to “The Indwelling Spirit”


  1. 1 Dad
    12.31.2009 at 9:23 AM

    I think because it’s a lack of faith a lot of people don’t understand the Trinity so therefore they just go on living their lives as they are, but when trials come there way then they call upon the Lord to bail them out, until then they simply go on!!!


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