Living by the spirit

Today I will look into What is the spirit? (Holy Spirit). I am sure many of you are aware of the holy trinity, The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit and they are one, the same way man is also one as we have the body (flesh), the soul and the spirit. As Christians, we should try to emulate the fruit of the spirit as seen in :

Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentlenesses and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.

Now, the Holy Spirit represents the spirit of God, the comforter which Jesus mentioned in John 14: 16

John 14:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Role of the Spirit

16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever

This comforter is known as the Holy Spirit. But let us understand that the Holy Spirit only dwells in us when we have given our lives to Christ and open our hearts to receive Jesus as our Lord and personal saviour. It doesn’t live where sin is. This is echoed in

Romans 8:9 NIV

You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

The spirit of Christ is also linked to the Holy Spirit as they are one according to the Trinity. But the emphasis is If anyone does not have the spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. Check within yourself and ask which spirit is leading me? Is it the spirit of Christ or the spirit of the devil? For the bible says you can not serve two masters. You can either choose to serve God or serve the world. That is why it is essential to LIVE BY THE SPIRIT and not by the flesh.

Galatians 5:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would

For something to be contrary, it means that they are opposites. But if we are living by the spirit, we can live according to God’s will and align ourselves with his divine plan. This is also seen in

Romans 8:11 NIV

11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

In summary, the Holy Spirit is an extension of Christ

we need to accept Jesus as our Lord and saviour to allow the spirit to enter us.

We need to check which spirit is leading us; it is either God or the devil

Thank you for reading, God bless you all

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