The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

God dwells in us if we do what He asks of us. Picture this! Jesus is sitting on the couch with you. He is in that business meeting. He is there when you are all alone. He knows every thought, everything you watch, and everything you are thinking. We are the temple for the Holy Spirit. Knowing the Holy Spirit is with us all the time, we should be much more cautious of our conduct and the content we expose ourselves to. The good news is the Holy Spirit is in all of us to guide us, but we still all have free will.

If you turn from your sins, repent, and ask Jesus to come into your life, he will fill you with His Spirit. God’s Spirit. Every morning ask for your Spirit to be renewed and to be a light that shines for others to see. Surrender and humble yourself and all the promises that God has offered will be given to you. If you do not turn from your sins you will be devoured by the roaring lion that seeks to kill and destroy your soul and your spirit.

Jesus’ words can only be: 1. Of the most importance, or 2. Of no importance. They cannot be moderately important. If true, they are by far the Most Important words ever heard and should be life changing once we hear them. If false, they are a lie and of no importance. C.S Lewis

If you believe His Words are true, be in them always, meditate on them, and most important, know them and live by them!

Throughout the bible we are promised that the Holy Spirit will be in us. We are the temple for God’s Spirit. Whatever happens during our short time on this planet, how we proceed with the choice of having or not having the Holy Spirit guide us will be of the most importance. Eternity is riding on it!

In Our Lord’s Prayer it states, “Your Will Be Done”, not ours! No matter what the situation is, we may not always understand God’s will for us, and that’s okay, but we must always trust it. That’s Faith!

The Spirit is mentioned 766 times in one form or another. Do we give the Holy Spirit enough of our attention?

I don’t believe we recognize the Holy Spirit enough or the significance of what God has given us. I can only just imagine as the apostles were sitting in that upper room, waiting for something but not understanding what they were waiting for. Now I know! It was and is the Holy Spirit, but do we really appreciate it?

I am reading a book called, The Forgotten God by Francis Chan. It is amazing and really made me aware so much more of the Holy Spirit; aware of how I interact with him, rely on him and trust him in all situations. Francis points out how important this topic is, but it gets very little attention in most churches. He points out the early Christ Followers preached mostly about the Holy Spirit.

No matter what has happened in my past, no matter what trials or tragedies I have been through, I am now aware these are all temporary things.

The bible tells us things will get worse. This is what is written. Knowing I have God living in me, knowing I am a citizen of Heaven, knowing that once my mission is done on earth God will take me home. This all allows me peace, joy, and contentment.

Do we embrace God’s mission for our lives no matter what, or do we try to do it our way? His Will be done. Here are 41 Verses that speak about the Holy Spirit.

  1. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17
  2. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
  3. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
  4. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever. John 14:16 (Read the rest)
  5. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26
  6. Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 1 Corinthians 3:16
  7. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:3-4 (Read Before this verse)
  8. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:5
  9. If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! Luke 11:13
  10. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30
  11. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8
  12. After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:31 Can you imagine what they thought, they had no idea what they were waiting for!
  13. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20
  14. But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Jude 1:20-21
  15. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Ezekiel 36:27
  16. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11
  17. Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
  18. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:10
  19. We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him. Acts 5:32
  20. When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. John 15:26
  21. Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit. Mark 13:11
  22. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14
  23. On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. Acts 19:5-6
  24. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Acts 13:2
  25. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21
  26. When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-22
  27. This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 4:6
  28. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
    He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners. Isaiah 61:1
  29. Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
    If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. Psalm 139:7-8
  30. And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ John 1:33
  31. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:20
  32. He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5
  33. As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. Acts 11:15
  34. Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have. Acts 10:47
  35. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. Matthew 12:32
  36. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Genesis 1:1-2
  37. The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35
  38. And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Matthew 12:31
  39. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. Acts 2:33
  40. Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers. Acts 9:31
  41. This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18

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