This message is not for the ungodly. Instead, it is for real Christians. If you are straddling the fence and waivering, you must go back and do your first works again.
If you are past the lusts of the flesh and you are seeking to live right (inspite of all the other problems in your life), you need to read this message! As you read the Word of God, your understanding of the Godhead will expand as the Word says “….if any of you lack wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, let him ask of God and He will freely give it to him…” Along with these gifts (wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and others), you are being filled and renewed with the Holy Spirit. One day you may be down but the next day the Holy Spirit will renew your spirit as you read God’s Holy Word. Ever notice how you can get disgusted with your life? Then, the Lord sends somebody by to see you, to call you, to write a note or letter, to encourage you via email or through the internet; or you’ll hear an encouraging commercial; or flipping through the channels on the T.V. , you hear a startling message; or you’ll read a billboard with encouraging words; or someone has a sticker on the back of their car which reads “Jesus is all you need!”
As you know, the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person (Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, and Eternal) who daily communes with you. His presence in your life is wonderful. He acts and works in a mystical way because He cannot be seen with the naked eye. When He comes upon you, its like the wind, breath, and the power of God resting upon you. You feel Him but you don’t see Him! Because He is a Spirit, He is neither male nor female! Yet He steps into believers to perform the miraculous! When you think you are alone, He is called along side (parakletos: a Greek word) of you to aid you, to give you gainsay and victory over your enemies. Just about the time, your flesh gets weary from trouble, the Holy Ghost steps in right on time! He is God’s Executive Agent!
By now, you should be asking, “How do I know He lives in me?” If you are living right, you are growing (in the Lord) and the Holy Spirit is giving you the Power Tools (knowledge, love, a rightful mind, wisdom, understanding, intelligence, strong will power and so on) to make it in this world! Below are a few of these attributes working in and through you.
— “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself [neuter] beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.” (Romans 8:16)
— “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” (Romans 8:26)
— “But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26)
— “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all.” (II Corinthians 13:14)
–“Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you unto all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear that shall He speak and He will show you things to come.” (John 16:13)
— “Jesus said but when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of me.” (John 15:26)
— “But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (I Corinthians 2:10)
The Bible states, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith: prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you…Now I pray to God that ye do no evil…but that ye should do that which is honest…” (II Corinthians 13:5-7)
“And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30)