1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are GOD’s temple and that GOD’s SPIRIT dwells in you?”
Compelled by HIS Love!
The SPIRIT’s indwelling is after acceptance. HE follows Belief, occupying the soul.
External no longer but now inside breathing, so starts our transforming till Rapture begins!
But failing to further one’s steps of faith farther…then absence of change will appear in control.
As such, on the surface, one’s roots shall fail faster! As such, they will falter and fall back to sin.
Thus! Hunger and thirst for HIS SPIRIT most holy by diving beyond Lukewarm’s paper thin shell!
So with prayer and praise, moved by HIS compelling…exhale Heaven’s breath on the
Lost till HE comes!
As HIServant joyously indwelt by HIS SPIRIT and eagerly sharing HIM daily with all,
Devotional: Romans 8:9 “You, however, are not in the flesh but in the SPIRIT, if in fact the SPIRIT of GOD dwells in you.”
“Anyone who does not have the SPIRIT of CHRIST does not belong to HIM!”
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the HOLY SPIRIT, whom the FATHER will send in MY NAME, HE will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
It is literally a separate matter…to have HIS Holy SPIRIT within you versus — NOT.
When someone has GOD’s SPIRIT, it truly changes them. GOD draws us to HIMSELF and when we experience that moment of transformation… we’re never the same.
That’s why people who continue IN sin, who live without a truly GODly sense of remorse, why their CHRISTian service seems more transactional than relational.
Their work then for CHRIST is merely “surface service” and not “heart driven.”
When the LORD said that you’ll know their love. John 13:35 “By this all will know that you are MY disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Two people who care nothing for each other can smile and shake hands. At a distance, it may even appear to be a loving gesture.
But where humanly generated love fails, GOD’s Holy SPIRIT does not.
We see this in the thirteen verses of 1 Corinthians 13 are what’s known as the Bible’s Love chapter.
Verses 4-8 are particularly telling as descriptors of someone whose heart truly demonstrates Love.
“4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices
with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails!”
So someone wholly sharing GOD’s love then will NOT be:
Frequently impatient and unkind, regularly envious, proud and boastful, often self absorbed and self seeking…
…seen dishonoring others and keeping a meticulous record of others faults, known as someone who enjoys watching others fail and who casually entertains evil.
They’ll instead display GOD’s love by:
Always embracing Truth and Trust, constantly protecting, hoping and persevering, and eternally remaining — unfailing!
These signs then aren’t really hard to see, let alone read…for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks and it’s host acts!
The spiritual difference is who has and who doesn’t have the Holy SPIRIT.
The world can put on a great performance in its own back yard. But GOD!
Inside the Body of CHRIST, those humbly moved by HIS SPIRIT will see such imposters.
Rather than gloating over them however, they’ll pray all the more for them in love.
So let us not be fault-finding within our own numbers for Conflicts sake.
But rather to pray all the more for their souls to feel HIS great compassions like we do. Amen?