Thursday, January 20, 2022

HOW do WE KNOW we have GOD's SPIRIT in us?

 

1 John 3:23

King James Version

23 And this is his commandment, 

That we should believe 

on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, 

and love one another, 

as he gave us commandment.


How do we know for sure God's Spirit is in us?

This verse says it all:

1 John 3:24

King James Version

24 And he that keepeth his commandments 

dwelleth in him, 

and he in him. 

And hereby we know that he abideth in us, 

by the Spirit which he hath given us.


If you are born of God, His Spirit dwells in you.

His Spirit would run strong in you.

But who are born of God?

Scripture has the answers.

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


1 John 3:9

King James Version

9 Whosoever is born of God 

doth not commit sin

for his seed remaineth in him: 

and he cannot sin, 

because he is born of God.


1 John 3:10

King James Version

10 In this the children of God are manifest

and the children of the devil: 

whosoever doeth not righteousness 

is not of God, 

neither he that loveth not his brother.


1 John 3:11

King James Version

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, 

that we should love one another.


In summary, we know God's Spirit is in us, for the following reasons:

1. We believe on the name of His Son, Jesus Christ.

2. We keep God's commandments.

3. We know, through the Spirit which God has given us.

4. We are born again.

5. We do not commit sin.

6. We are righteous.

7. We love one another.


Obviously, if we run contrary to the will of God, we are not born of God.

Galatians 5:17

King James Version

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.


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