There are many people who are content to believe that faith in God and acknowledging that Jesus died for our sins is all we need. That’s unfortunate, because they miss the whole point of salvation. Jesus didn’t die on the cross just so we don’t have to go to hell. He made a way for us to live in communion with God, now and forever. 2 Cor 13:14
After we receive the gift of salvation, it’s the Holy Spirit’s job to be the indwelling presence of God in our lives.
He is our Helper. He gives us revelation and knowledge when we need it. Mrk 13: 11, Luk 12:12, Jhn 14;26
He is our Comforter. Jhn 14:16, Act 10:38
He gives us all the attributes of God–love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Gal 4:22-23
To live believing in God, but without the Holy Spirit is like handicapping yourself in a race by hopping instead of running. Yes, it’s possible to get through the race that way, but you’ll exhaust yourself and more than likely won’t make it to the end.
Without the Holy Spirit convicting us of our sin and leading us, we are in great danger of deception. With Him, we have all access to the knowledge of God. As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue. 2 Pet 1:3-4
If you don’t have the Holy Spirit in your life, ask God to fill you. Do it today.
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