But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. Romans 8:9 New King James Version
For those of you who doubt if the Holy Spirit dwells within the Christian here is the proof. The Spirit of God dwells in you. That is not a maybe but a direct promise and Jehovah always fulfills His promises.
Therefore all Christians have the Holy Spirit with in us.
What does the Spirit do in our lives?
He conquers our addictions which we are too weak to defend ourselves from.
For me it was stubbornness.
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. Romans 8:26 New King James Version
Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 New King James Version
The Holy Spirit with in us guides us to what is the right way to live. There have been too many times when I was in doubt about certain circumstances but the Holy Spirit lead me to make the correct ones which prevented a lot of grief.
The reward for this is peace in our lives and joy in our loving relationship with the Trinity. There are so many times in my prayers that I am so filled with spiritual joy it feels as if every molecule in my body wants to scream out:” I love You my Holy Father, I love You.”
The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 New King James Version
There have been so many times in my trials and tribulations I wanted to quit but was empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue on the victory.
That you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 New King James Version
The Holy Spirit teaches us about Jehovah which leaves us in awe, respect and a deeper love for Him.
These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13 New King James Version
The reward for this is a stronger loving bond with Him.
But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:17 New King James Version
And finally, He is the best remodeler there can ever be. Looking back I am amazed at how much He was destroyed the old pot of clay and remolded me into a completely opposite creature. Every one of those fruits are in an abundance in my live.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Galatians 5:22 New King James Version
Now do not expect all of these to occur when you accept in your heart Jesus Christ as your Savior. Some may take years, some may take decades (for me some took twenty years). We go on Jehovahs time not ours. Speaking from experience although a lot of it has been very difficult I humbly thank my Beloved every day for the amazing work over He has accomplished in this lumpy clay. And the thing is, the process continues all of our lives.
The Christian walk is one of constant learning and remolding of our spirits. It does not happen over night, it happens over a lifetime. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Jireh (God is our Provider) for blessing me with the most amazing life giving gift of the Holy Spirit who has patiently destroyed the old pottery and skillfully remolded me into the child You desire me to be. I humbly thank You in the name of He whose most precious gift made it all possible Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.