I grew up in a northern Protestant Church, and I totally missed the message of the Holy Spirit. I don’t want you to miss it because it is the most intimate and loving relationship available to you.
When you “say with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. Then you will be saved.” (Romans 10:10). You are “born again” with Christ (John 3:3-7); the Holy Spirit unites with your spirit (1 John 4:13) and sin can no longer be your way of life (Romans 6:2). God wants to completely fill your spirit (John 7:37-39) with His, and He will if your spirit isn’t already filled with negative emotions and false hope.
The Holy Spirit is the means by which God lives in you and you in Him. You become one with God in spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:17) Your spirit becomes a light to enable God to see your innermost being. (Proverbs 20:27) It is through this intimate connection that you are able to communicate with God in prayer (Ephesians 6:18), to gain understanding of God’s wisdom (Job 32:8), and to be aware of your conscience which is ruled by God (Romans 9:1).
If you have nudged the Holy Spirit out of your spirit with discouragement, hatred, anger, or false hope, do not give up! Pray, because God will renew your spirit every day. (2 Corinthians 4:16 NCV) Let the Holy Spirit be your personal helper. “The Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, and Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf]; He will teach you all things. (John 14:26 AMP) He (the Holy Spirit) remains with you continually and will be in you. (John 14:16) “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being. (Ephesians 3:16). I pray for everyone who reads this to receive and know the power, encouragement, and love of the Holy Spirit. Blessings and love, Jody.