Life In The Spirit
Ephesians 4: 30
Do not make GOD’s Holy Spirit sad; for the Spirit is GOD’s work of ownership on you, a guarantee that the Day will come when GOD will set you free.
Ephesians 5: 1-2, 8-10, 13-14
Since you are GOD’s children, you must try to be like Him.
Your life must be controlled by love, just as Christ loved us and gave His life for us as a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice that pleases GOD.
Since you have become the LORD’s people, you are in the light, for it is the light that brings a rich harvest of every kind of goodness, righteousness, and truth.
Try to learn what pleases the LORD.
When all things are brought out to the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed; for anything that is clearly revealed becomes light.
That is why it is said,
“Wake up, sleeper, and rise from death, and Christ will shine on you.”
Galatians 5: 16-17, 22-25
Let the Spirit direct your lives, and you will not satisfy the desires of human nature.
What our human nature wants is opposed to what the Spirit wants and what the Spirit wants is opposed to what our human nature wants.
The Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have put to death their human nature with all its passions and desires.
The Spirit has given us life; He must also control our lives.
We ask GOD to fill us with the knowledge of His will, with all the wisdom and understanding that His Spirit gives.
John 14: 16-17, 25-26
I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper who will stay with you forever.
He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about GOD.
I have told you this while I am still with you. The Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and will make you remember all that I have told you.
John 15: 26
“The Helper will come- the Spirit, who reveals the truth about GOD and who comes from the Father. I will send Him to you from the Father, and He will speak about me.
John 16: 8-13
And when the Spirit comes, He will prove to the people of the world that they are wrong about sin and about what is right and about GOD’s judgment.
They are wrong about sin, because they do not believe in me; they are wrong about what is right, because I am going to the Father and you will not see me any more; and they are wrrong about judgment, because the ruler of this world has already been judged.
When the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about GOD, He will lead you in all the truth.
Acts 1: 7
When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for Me in Jerusale, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Romans 8: 11, 14-17, 26-27
If the Spirit of GOD, who raised Jesus from death, lives in you, then He who raised Christ from death will also give life to your mortal bodies by the presence of his Spirit in you.
Those who are led by GOD’s Spirit are GOD’s children and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to GOD, “Father! my Father!”
GOD’s Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are GOD’s children.
Since we are His children, we will possess the blessings He keeps for His people, and we will also possess with Christ what GOD has kept for Him; for if we share Christ’s suffering, we will also share His glory.
In the same way, the Spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spririt himself pleads with GOD for us in groans that words cannot express.
And GOD, who sees into our hearts, knows what the thought of the Spirit is; because the Spirit pleads with GOD on behalf of his people and in accordance with His will.
Ephesians 1: 13-14
You believed in Christ, and GOD put His stamp of ownership on you by giving you the Holy Spirit He had promised.
The Spirit is the guarantee that we shall receive what GOD has promised His people, and this assures us that GOD will give complete freedom to those who are His.
Let us praise His glory! Amen.