The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, sent to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. The Holy Spirit is also the COMFORTER, Emmanuel, God with us, the presence of Jesus Christ WITH and IN those who love Him and who OBEY Him.
The world, the unbeliever, cannot receive the Holy Spirit because they do not receive Jesus, they reject Jesus. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ who will guide us into all truth. If we belong to Jesus then His Spirit lives IN us, is WITH us all the time, guides us. At first the Spirit is outside, pleading with us to come IN because He wants to save us but if we reject Him then He will leave us.
The Holy Spirit will not live in a filthy vessel. If we want eternal life then we need the Holy Spirit to guide us and to teach us, but we first have to EMPTY, this vessel (ourselves). We must cleanse ourselves of all iniquity, we must REPENT of sin, TURN AWAY from sin and commit OURSELVES to Jesus Christ and show by our DEEDS that we are serious about following Him. He said:”If you love Me, obey My words. STOP SINNING. Be baptized in water. Deny yourself, pick up your cross every day and follow Me.”
If we embrace Jesus and we reject sin and we OBEY Jesus Christ and we OPEN OUR HEARTS for the Spirit of God to come in He will come in and dwell with us. He says:”Draw closer to Me and I will draw closer to you.” But the Spirit of God does not live with sin, He does not co-habit with satan, and if we sin, we disobey Him we GRIEVE Him and He will leave us. He will first chastise us to correct us but if we refuse to listen and we persist in our wickedness then He will leave us and we will get cut off and burned. Jesus said that :”Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit will get CUT OFF AND BURNED.” The Holy Spirit will only remain with us IF we embrace Him, if we seek Him and if we live holy and righteously, but if we resist the Spirit of God then He will leave us and we will perish.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, the PRESENCE of God with us. If we want eternal life we must embrace Jesus, embrace His Spirit, always seek Him and OBEY Him, LISTEN to that soft voice of the Holy Spirit speaking to us. If we disobey Him, disregard Him, and grieve him, He will leave us and we will perish.
If you once followed Jesus and you grieved Him, you need to REPENT. STOP SINNING! CLEANSE THE TEMPLE and invite Him in and He will come in, but SEEK him with all your hearty. If you still harbor sin, resentment, filth, wickedness in your heart Jesus will not come in. The Holy Spirit will not come and live in you. First CLEAN THE TEMPLE! And KEEP IT CLEAN! Seek Him always and FOLLOW Him, and you will have eternal life.
You NEED the Holy Spirit of God dwelling in you IF you want eternal life. Men and women of God are filled with the Spirit of God. Are you FILLED with the Holy Spirit and DOING the will of God?
May Jesus bless you.