THE HOLY SPIRIT

Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and
Breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”

Breathed into his nostrils the breath of life:
This is how the spirit of man was formed…by God’s breath;
This was where the Holy Spirit dwelt, before the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden.

1Thessalonians 5:23-24 “And the very God of Peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.”
We lost the Holy Spirit at our fall, but He comes back into our spirits at
Regeneration, When we are Born Again.

Romans 12:1 ” I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, wholly , acceptable unto God, which is your
Reasonable service.”
If you wish to do this aright, it would help if you would think about the terms used here.
Who are you to present your body to?
It is not the Lord Jesus–He has His own body.
It is not the Father, Who ask for this sacrifice–He remains upon His Throne.

But Christ said He would send a Comforter to us–It is to Him, we present our bodies.
John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;”
God gives you the privilege and the indescribable Honor of presenting your bodies to
The Holy Spirit; to be His dwelling place on Earth.

This must be a deliberate act of the will. It is a Once Done Thing….deliberately
Done again and again as the need arises.

We do not think so, but as fallen creatures; We do not really possess much of
Ourselves.
Think of children, as they learn to use their hands, they can begin to write, tie shoes,
Lift things….things they could not do at first.
So it is with the giving ourselves to the Holy Spirit….as we give Him our bodies–He takes all of us….but it is as we gain more and more ability in the Spirit ; than we can
Again and again, give HIM more.

Col. 1:12-13 ” Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be
Partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the
Power of Darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son.”
This is all done Spiritually for us.
But it rests with us to get it done Practically, in our everyday experience.

Partakers of the inheritance of the Saints in Light.
Delivered us from the Power of Darkness.
Translated us into the Kingdom of HIS dear SON.

Translated means that God has deposed the kingdom of darkness within us;
And exchanged that kingdom for the Kingdom of His dear Son, Which is a Kingdom
Of Light.

This is all ours—bought and paid for by the Lord Jesus Christ.
But yet to be Obtained by us in our everyday experiences…Getting light into the situations of each day. And it is all done thru the Holy Spirit within us.
As we yield to Him.
To Obtain this promise? You present your body to Him, and then through the force,
Of His presence in your spirit ; you bring everything that is you, under the control of Jesus to be used as He sees fit.
For it is He “that works within you , both to will and to do, of His good pleasure.”(Philippians 1:13)

Romans 8:29 ” For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate, to be
Conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many
Brethren.”
Your task and my task, by the Holy Spirit’s force within is: to be conformed in
Believing Obedience to Christ. As He obeyed His Father’s Will even unto death, so
We should obey Christ Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit , so we “die” to our
Self-life, and are completely yielded to God.
This is to be that living sacrifice to God. And this is in your everyday life. The circumstance which makes up your days. Work. Home. Church.
He wants us to bring everything to Him; and He, by the Holy Spirit within, will make
Real that Kingdom of Light , of Joy, of Peace; of His dear Son within us there.

1Thessalonians 5:24 ” Faithful is He that calleth, you, Who also will do it.”

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