Thursday, June 14, 2018

Daily Devotion: The Indwelling of the Spirit

Bible Reading: Romans 8:1-11

Key Verse: Verse 11 – “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."

Key Words: Spirit that dwelleth in you

The Old Testament has much to say about the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God is mentioned 88 times in the Old Testament. The Spirit of God is mentioned in 22 of the 39 Old Testament books.

In the Old Testament you read about an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on individuals for special service. Gideon was such a person for we read in Judges 6:34, “But the Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.” Speaking of Samson, the Word of God says in Judges 14:6a, “And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him.” But in the Old Testament the Spirit of God did not take up permanent residence in the lives of people. He would simply come upon them for special service and then He would leave them. We read in I Samuel 16:14, “But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul.” In Psalm 51:11 it states, “Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.”

To be born of the flesh produces only what the flesh can give you. To be spirit-born produces what the Holy Spirit can conceive in you. To be heaven-bound, you must be heaven-born.

May God bless you as you allow the Holy Spirit, not only to live in you, but through you.

What to do:
✞ May the Holy Spirit not only live in you but work through you.

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