The Holy Spirit gives you self-control. One more reason is found in II Peter 1:3-4, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. the new nature),  and verse 14 tells us the same thing only in the negative, i.e. He only resides within those who trust Christ as Savior. 1 Peter 1:22. The Spirit is called holy. Note that verse 11 contrasts the spirit of man with the spirit of God. The “of” is the Genitive of origin, which the Companion Bible Ap. If we fail to see the importance of “en” with the plural meaning “among” we have a glaring contradiction in the Word of God, which is not possible. Each of these passages states the Holy Spirit moved these prophets to write. For He will … That is the Gospel. 8:23, “… we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies”. The moment that we receive Christ as Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to live in our hearts. Some choose to reject Him completely and live the Christian life as if the Holy Spirit doesn’t exist. No matter where we go, He is there. When we turn to Him in repentance and faith, He cleanses us of our sins, and He comes to live within us by His Holy Spirit. In other words,  verse 11 of this passage tells us that man can know the things of God through the spirit (i.e. The Holy Spirit was given to us to live inside those who believe in Jesus, so that we might become more like God and live righteous lives. I am a communicator of God’s message. The Holy Spirit can love through you. And the Holy Spirit is pleased when you glorify Christ in your life. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us and takes us deeper and deeper into God’s truth as we go along in our Christian life. In other words, He sets up His Kingdom—His rule—within us. 12 So far we have discussed two ways in which holy spirit helps us. We need simply to ask for it, and be obedient. ...you know him, for he lives with you … 12) Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”. He is God. We read in Psalm 5: 4, “……. There is not a person who can follow Christ without the help of the Holy Spirit. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is in my sinful nature …..”. In John 14:16-17, Jesus is talking to his disciples, and he says, “ And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever - the Spirit of truth. There is not a person anywhere who can be a Christian without the Holy Spirit. Again, I believe that the contrast is between the old nature and the new nature. The phrase, “things that come from the Spirit of God” refers to God in His office of Holy Spirit. So inside you and inside me is … So since the Holy Spirit is the source of life and is living in us, how does this imagery work? The reason I say that is because, as I’m sure most students of God’s Word are aware, the Greek rarely capitalizes proper nouns. 11) For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Amplified Bible If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit]. This involves a humble, earnest seeking to become like Jesus Christ so His life becomes our life. If, as this verse says, the Holy Spirit abides in us by the new nature, then obviously it is not God in His office of Holy Spirit that abides in us, it is the new nature. It is a supernatural act. In other denominations and movements, the Spirit is but a footnote, an afterthought, even a stranger. 3:16-19 tells each of us, i.e. Isaiah was a prophet of God, it is clear that he was anointed with power from the Holy Spirit. The holy spirit is God’s power in action, his active force. And the Holy Spirit is the One who does the work of making you a born-again person. Paul wrote to the Romans about how God’s love has been poured out to the believer by the Holy Spirit. That is, the Holy Spirit temporarily filled them. But many are confused by I Cor. This paper is an attempt to explain why I questioned this view and my conclusions, based, of course, on Scripture. 8:9-14, “You however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit (can also be spirit) of God lives in you. 10) But God hath revealed them unto us by His spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. Now, it is possible to be in a season of true Christian life and not be filled with the Holy Spirit. The Bible says, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16). What follows are 50 things the Holy Spirit does according to the New Testament. Only then does God take up residence in our lives through His Son. There are people whom you may not be able to love easily. There are times I feel that I don’t have joy, and I get on my knees and say, “Lord, where is the fruit of joy in my life?” I find that the joy is there, down deep. We could never go to Heaven. But in Rom.7:17-18 we read where Paul writes, “As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. BGEA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. These are people chosen, on some basis we do not understand, before the creation of the universe. Rom. There is only one way of salvation, and that is Christ. Billy Graham: The Only Hope for the World, Billy Graham: A Cradle, a Cross and a Crown. This passage tells us that through the new nature, we participate in the divine nature. We can’t do this on our own. It is the gift of God, the gift of salvation. Let us examine the scriptures that have to do with the spirit living in the believer and then see what we can learn about this wonderful and gracious gift from the Holy Spirit, i.e. That makes no sense. The Holy Spirit helps us be obedient. NASB 1977 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. the spirit given to believers from God, helps us to search out the deep things of God. This shows us that we may participate in the divine nature, we are not divine, that is to say, the Divine Holy Spirit does not live in us. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. Let us also consider I Jn. We are sealed as if inserted into a Holy-Spirit-envelope that is addressed to Jesus. copyright © 2020. If the Holy Spirit was in Isaiah then it would not have been necessary for the Holy Spirit to accompany Isaiah. He doesn’t want it polluted by fleshly lusts and the things to which you give yourself. But inside of us is the Holy of holies where the Spirit of God dwells. In my opinion, that concept is demeaning to God. I am asking you to say, “I want Christ in my life, to be my Lord and my Savior.” I know thousands of churchgoers who need to come to Christ, led by the Holy Spirit. We read in Micah 3:8, “I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord.” The Bible says that God is present everywhere. The Greek word translated “in” is “en” which, when used with a plural can be “among”. The kingdom of God was among them in the Person of the King Himself. I cannot believe that it is. The same is true when the translators put small h, small s. As students of God’s Word we have the privilege and the responsibility of studying the passages that have to do with the Holy Spirit and decide, with His help, when “He” is meant and when it is not. Galatians 5:22- “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, … The Holy Spirit … It is a contrast between the old nature of man and the new nature which comes from God. What this verse says is that the Holy Spirit abides in us by the new nature. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:28–29). He guides us to truth. Rom. “Where can I go from Your Spirit? About Us     Contact Us     Privacy ( Luke 11:9-13; Acts 5:32 .) Holy Spirit works in the lives of believers to renew, sanctify, and make us holy. Not so much. Before Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He promised that after He had died, risen again, and ascended to heaven, He would send the Spirit to be with His people. But it is not possible to be a Christian at all if one does not have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us. 48:16, “And now the sovereign Lord has sent me and His Spirit”. We are promised forgiveness when we confess sins. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit (can also be spirit) you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit (can also be spirit) of God are sons of God”. But what God does do, in His infinite grace and wisdom, is to give each believer a gift from the Holy Spirit so that through this gift God communicates with His own and we communicate with Him. Be Led by the Spirit (Rom 8:14) The apostle Paul writes, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are … The Holy Spirit gives us new life in Jesus Christ. We ought to be more holy today than we were yesterday. I will first quote the verses that concern this gift and where needed offer a different translation and my reasons for it. It is the Holy Spirit who draws you to Christ. Indwelling Spirit All have sinned. That is to say, when the translators put capital H, capital S they are not translating the text, they are interpreting it. Mankind needs life. Jesus said the Holy Spirit shall not speak of Himself. There are three Persons in the Trinity–God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Can God, in His office of Holy Spirit dwell in the heart of Man with a sinful nature? “When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. Is Paul saying here that the Holy Spirit Who lives in our hearts testifies with the Holy Spirit Who lives in our hearts? the spirit coming from God. If the Holy Spirit dwells in us, why would we need a new nature? Nothing is hidden from Him. All Rights Reserved. When an individual accepts Christ as personal Savior, the Holy Spirit gives the believer the life of God, eternal life, which is really His very nature (Titus 3:5; 2 Peter 1:4), and the Holy Spirit comes to live within him spiritually. I will come to live in you.” Your body becomes the temple where God dwells by His Holy Spirit. Now we will consider four things we must do to benefit fully from holy spirit. What is it then that man needs in order to accept the things that come from the Holy Spirit? 8:16, “The Spirit testifies with our spirit….”. Jesus Christs life illuminates the paththe wayGod wants us to live. The Holy Spirit is not an “it.” The Holy Spirit is a Person. Paul said to Titus, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5). There is not a person anywhere who can be a Christian without the Holy Spirit. When we read of the Holy Spirit (with upper case letters) in English translations, we are reading an interpretation of the text, not a translation. Our body becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit helps us live the Christian life. That is to say, it is the spirit from God that dwelleth among us. (For a complete study of the subject please see the paper on spirit which discusses every occurrence of the Hebrew and Greek words translated “spirit”. I am asking you to give in to the call of the Holy Spirit. Anything of eternal value in this life and in eternity comes through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Many of you are spiritually dead and are completely immersed in our hedonistic culture. 3:24, “He abideth in us by the spirit He hath given us”. Another reason for my questioning is found in Eph. What counts is the message that–according to Scripture–Christ died for our sins, He rose again, He is coming back again and He is ready to come into your heart by the Holy Spirit and make you a new person. Love is the greatest evidence that you know Christ. The more we use the Holy Spirit to become like Christ, the more His life will be in us and, thus, the more He lives in us. I believe that this verse is saying that the Holy Spirit dwells among us. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” The contrast here is between the “sinful nature” and the spirit. 8:3-6, ” …. with You (God) the wicked can not dwell“. Then, in the following section, I will try to pull all these verses together so that we can have an idea based on Scripture of the Holy Spirit’s gift to each believer. Or where can I flee from Your presence?” (Psalm 139:7). The “of”  in this case is in the Genitive of origin and means “the source”, i.e. He knows what goes on in our minds. I Cor. And in Hebrews 9:14 the Bible says that the Holy Spirit is eternal. The peace that passes understanding comes from the Holy Spirit. The Bible says, “The Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10). We don't have to fear sharing the good news of what Jesus has done in our lives because Holy Spirit gives us the wisdom to navigate difficult conversations and the ability to clearly communicate our faith. You need to say, “I want Christ in my heart.” Say, “I want to know I am going to Heaven. “en”) you”. 2:14, “The man without the Spirit (can also be spirit) does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned”. We know that the Pharisees were not believers and therefore the kingdom of God was certainly not “within” them. The Bible says that He is not something, He is Someone. New Life Consider that as we read in I Cor. If we want to follow Jesus and see that we need help to do so, God gives us His Holy Spirit. This in itself tells us that the Holy Spirit is a permanent resident within us until Jesus comes again. And if any one does not have the Spirit (can also be spirit) of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. Holy spirit also moves us forward and helps us to remain on the path to life everlasting. When he comes again to finish the work of redemption, we will no longer need this sealing. Power to Serve Christ I have done so because that gift is spirit, and to refer to it as “spirit” can make a very complex study even more difficult to understand. That implies that the Holy Spirit is accompanying him, not in him. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is all-powerful. Rom. I couldn’t do the work I am doing without the power of the Holy Spirit. So just what does the Holy Spirit do for us and in us? “Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go up and join this chariot,’" Acts … Thank God for this precious gift—the Holy Spirit and His work in our lives! In the Bible, the word “spirit” is translated from the Hebrew word ruʹach and the Greek word pneuʹma.Most often, those words refer to God’s active force, or holy spirit. —Psalm 104:30; 139:7. the new nature) which He has given us”. The Bible says that we are dead in sins and trespasses. Whatever the circumstances, I have peace in my heart. He helps you to do the Father’s will. In John 3:6 we read, “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit”. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us (Romans 5:5 NKJV). I must say at the outset that both the NIV and the King James translations are not very helpful in the study of this subject. The Holy Spirit comes to magnify, to glorify and to exalt the Son. You must be born again. ©2021 Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Also, note in verse 12 that there is once again a contrast, this time between “the spirit of the world” and “the spirit which is of (should be “from”, Genitive of origin) God”. “Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. God says, “I will put my Spirit in you. Therefore, all are dead toward God. I have used the term “new nature” for this gift that is given by the Holy Spirit to believers even though that term is not used in the Bible. First, the work of the Holy Spirit is to convict us of our sin. When we read or hear a portion of God’s promise to us in Christ, and we believe it, that is, we trust and rest in it and are satisfied by it, then the Holy Spirit is flowing to our hearts and love is being produced. Instead, He teaches, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). Christian Standard Bible The Holy Spirit has all knowledge. So Paul is saying that we have the firstfruits from the Spirit”. Note also in Ephesians 4:30 the sealing action of the Holy Spirit. Our spirit within us, made in the image of God, is dead toward God. Do you know Christ? Further, the “of” in the phrase, “the Spirit of God dwelleth” is, in my opinion, the Genitive of Origin. And if the Spirit (can also be spirit) of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give you life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit (can also be spirit) who (KJV has “that”) lives in you. Again, as we put all these passages together, we will, I hope, have a clearer understanding of the spirit given to the believer and therefore be better able to determine when Scripture refers to the gift and when to the Giver. (Micah 3:8; Luke 1: 35) God sends out his spirit by projecting his energy to any place to accomplish his will. The knowledge that the Holy Spirit of God has taken up residence in our lives, that He performs all these miraculous functions, that He dwells with us forever, and that He will never leave or forsake us is cause for great joy and comfort. The “firstfruits of the Spirit” is not God in His office of Holy Spirit. And I know why I am here–by the Holy Spirit. Another reason for my question centers on Is. • It is the medium by which God comes to dwell in us (Ephesians 2:22 Ephesians 2:22 In whom you also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. John said, In Him was life; and the life was the light of men (John 1:4). ), THE GIFT OF THE NEW NATURE GIVEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO EACH BELIEVER. Is it God Who is being contrasted with our old nature? Once that happens, He begins to rule in our lives. If the Holy Spirit lived in everyone, then everyone in the world would … Knowing this is crucial for us to live the Christian life. In some denominations and movements, the Holy Spirit is overemphasized, leading to a Christless Pentecost — putting the Spirit exclusively on the throne and losing Jesus in the temple. Third, the Holy Spirit indwells us. The inner court is like our mind, our will and our emotions. I believe the new nature is that firstfruits. And one of the Holy Spirit’s ministries is to help make us holy. We are saved by the mercy of God, by the grace of God. Surely nothing else is required if the Holy Spirit Himself were indwelling the believer. 2:11, “the things of God knoweth no man, but the spirit of  (Genitive of Origin, “from”) God”. He comes to glorify Jesus Christ (John 16:13-14). Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation – but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. Further, we read in Luke 17:21 of Christ’s statement to the Pharisees, “…..the kingdom of God is within (Gr. Whatever the circumstances, there is a river of joy. Also, I believe that many are at least aware of E. W. Bullinger’s writings on this spirit and they would be comfortable with the term “new nature”. I want my sins forgiven. He points to us and says, “You are a sinner. LOGIN, Papers Concerning GOD’s Plan of Salvation. The Holy Spirit uses a mother’s prayers, a tragic experience, a pastor’s sermon or some other experience to convict us of sin and of our need to turn our lives over to Jesus Christ. 3:16 which reads, “Know ye not that ye are the Temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”. And if the Holy Spirit dwells in us “by” the new nature, why would He Himself also abide in us? Jesus said, “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Obviously this is not a contrast between the sinful spirit of man and God in His office of Holy Spirit. But the Holy Spirit will give you the power to love them. I want to start a new life.”. 4:24, which reads, “put on the new self created to be like God”. It is a deep river. 5:5, “….the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” . Through the Holy Spirit, human beings can live in a more productive and fruitful way. May I remind the reader that the Greek language rarely uses capital letters for proper nouns, not even for God, so the upper case letters and the lower case letters are interpretations, not translations. When we do sin, God does not say He will take the Holy Spirit from us. But again, not within them. In every instance, the Holy Spirit came “upon” people. The New Testament Scriptures clearly teach that no one has the Holy Spirit until he or she turns to God and asks to receive His indwelling presence (Luke 11:13) through faith in Jesus Christ. Here again the spirit is put in contrast with the old nature. So we see that the Holy Spirit does not produce … But that process is under our will and control, not His. The human spirit and the Holy Spirit. For the Holy Spirit dwells in us contrast is between the old nature it, and the Spirit... First quote the verses that concern this gift and where needed offer a different translation and my heart but process. 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