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His Spirit Dwells In You

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010 in spirit/holy spirit | 3 comments

His Spirit Dwells In You

There are several passages of Scripture that indicate that God sends his Spirit to dwell within his children. Here is one of those passages:

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11 ESV)

Have you thought about how incredible it is that God’s Spirit dwells within us?

The Spirit convicts, encourages, strengthens, guides… so many different functions. Yet, the Spirit of God does not force us to do or say anything.

I’ve studied several aspects of the Spirit. I even wrote a paper once about the Holy Spirit in the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament). But, the more I think about and read in Scripture about the Spirit, I realize that there is much that I don’t understand.

Perhaps I’ll write a series of posts about the Spirit after I finish my series about internet ministry.

What is the most amazing thing about being indwelled by the Holy Spirit to you? What major question(s) do you have about the Spirit indwelling people?


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  1. 8-28-2010

    I’m simply amazed at divinity living in me. That boggles my mind. My question about the Spirit indwelling people is, why don’t church leaders trust the Spirit to guide their people into truth, like Jesus said the Spirit would do?

  2. 8-28-2010

    I’m amazed that it took me so long to understand that the Holy Spirit in me means God is with me every moment and that He is interested in and concerned about every aspect of my life – because He loves me! I am constantly in His Presence!

    My question is why we so often choose to limit the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives to whatever “boxes” we personally subscribe to. We’re missing out on so much of His love.

  3. 8-28-2010

    Fred and Norma,

    Thanks for the comments. You both ask good questions!



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