More SPIRIT

How do we know that we belong to Jesus and that He is IN US, His Spirit? Because Jesus is SPIRIT, He is the LIFE GIVING SPIRIT, and when we accept Him into our lives then His Spirit comes and dwells in us. We read in 1 John 4:13 “By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, BECAUSE HE HAS GIVEN US OF HIS SPIRIT.”
If we do not have the Spirit of Christ we do not belong to Him. Many people have mean spirits, they have demons in them but if you don’t have the Spirit of Christ in you, you don’t belong to Him. That is how we know. God is SPIRIT and we are a temple of the Holy Spirit. If He does not live in this temple(our physical bodies), then we don’t belong to Him. We know that we are His if He dwells in us, if we are a temple of the Holy Spirit. We need to make room for His Spirit so that more of His Spirit can dwell in us.
He promised His Spirit to those who accept Him and His Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost. Those who believed in Him on that day and thereafter, received the baptism in the Holy Spirit. They became children of God. He gave them of His Spirit.
How do you receive the Holy Spirit? We read in Acts 2:38, on the day of Pentecost Peter said to those who asked Him about these people who were speaking in tongues, He said to them:”Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”
We need the Spirit of Christ in us to be children of God. We must make room for the Spirit of God to come and live in us, we must reject all evil spirits. We must submit our own spirit to His Spirit or else Jesus is not our Lord and He is not reigning in our hearts. We must have MORE of His Spirit in us so that He can fully live in this temple of the Holy Spirit.
Some people do not make room for Him. The apostles James wrote in James 4:4,5 “You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously desires, the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”?
The Spirit that He has made to dwell in us desires all of us unto Himself because He is Lord! We need MORE of His Spirit, MORE of Jesus, so that we can be pleasing to Him, so that we can be His holy dwelling.
We must not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, because if we grieve Him, if we reject Him He will leave us! That is why Paul also wrote in Ephesians 4:30 “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” He sealed us, He gave us the seal, like an engagement ring. He says:”You are Mine,” but if we grieve Him, He will leave us. We will break that engagement, He will go away from us. We must not grieve the Holy Spirit.
We must not quench the Holy Spirit. Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:19 “Do not quench the Spirit; “We must respond to the Spirit of God, we must make space for Him and we must be led by the Spirit of God or else we are not children of God. The apostle Paul writes in Romans 8:14 “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
We must be led by the Spirit of God, not by our own desires, our common sense. We must be led by the Spirit of God who dwells in us. We must make room for more of the Spirit of God. We must SUBMIT to Him, tune in!
When you accept Jesus, He gives OF His Spirit in you, that soft voice of the Holy Spirit inside of you — you immediately know right from wrong, but you need MORE of His Spirit. You need to be led by His Spirit. You need to submit to His Spirit or else you cannot please Him, or else you cannot get to know Him. We need MORE of His Spirit. We need to submit and follow Him and then He will guide us into all truth. He will guide us into eternal life.
Do you want MORE of His Spirit? Then, make space! Make space for His Spirit. Get rid of everything and everything that takes space in your heart. Kick the devil out, because if you invite the devil in, if you start loving the things of the world, then Jesus moves out. The Spirit that He has made to dwell in you wants to have you totally unto Himself. Jesus will not share us with anybody or anything else. It’s either everything or nothing!
Will you make space for Jesus?
May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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