“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you” – 1 Corinthians 3:16
LIGHT FOR NOW: The Holy Spirit is God at work in a believer.
The Holy Spirit is the active agent of the Godhead; He’s the power of God; He carries out the acts of God. Man was created and formed by the Holy Spirit; everything God does outside of His throne is done by the Holy Spirit. Nothing works without the Holy Spirit; there’s no life without Him. The Holy Spirit in your life is your key to extraordinary and absolute success. None of those who walked with Him as revealed in the Scriptures were ever defeated; none was a failure. Everyone who received Him gained the mastery and became the champion. Many in the Church today need to know for sure who the Holy Spirit is and His ministry in their lives. He is Himself, God; hence, Apostle Paul’s submission in Colossians 1:29 where he described his total dependence on the power of the Spirit for effective ministry work. He said, “Whereunto I also labour striving according to his working which worketh in me mightily”. Surely, it should and must be the same for us. He also said, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do if his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). He was referring to the Holy Spirit; you cannot do God’s work or live the Christian Life without the Holy Spirit “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of host” (Zechariah 4:6). So, the Holy Spirit is God at work in the believer.
In the epistles, “the spirit within” was the focal point from which the giving of the Spirit of God and our reception of the same is explained. The word “temple” is used to describe where one dwells or stays permanently; the Apostle Paul in his writings referred to believers collectively as the habitation of God through the Spirit. That is, where the Spirit is and this is based on the fact that individually the Spirit lives in each of us. “In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the spirit” (Ephesians 2:22). “Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he is in us, because he hath given us of his spirit” (1 John 4:13).And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby, we know that he abideth in us, by the spirit which he hath given us (1John 3:24). More will be unveiled in our subsequent studies. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: You are sealed with the Holy Ghost; acknowledge this!
PRAYER: I affirm that I have received the spirit of God which now lives in me. My body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: You cannot do God’s work effectively without the Holy Spirit.
DAILY READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 14 EVENING: 1CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 1