Holy Spirit - Our Guarantee Of Good!

Holy Spirit has come into us and will stay with and in us forever according to Jesus and in the passage below we see Paul confirming that every promise God has made is YES to us in Christ Jesus. The promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; the promises to Israel; the promises of Deuteronomy 28:3-13 and any others that God has made; Holy Spirit is our guarantee that they are available to us and that our anointing as children of God, to live in His blessings, is sealed in and permanent!

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 21 And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, 22 and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

The part we play is to believe God and His Christ and grow in knowledge of Him and in grace. From that position of God's strength residing in us we will naturally do the things of God. Through knowledge of God we will know God's love and then naturally love God and love people, as one example.

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Notice how it's from having been born of God who is love that we are able to love one another. And conversely, 'verse 8' tells us that if you do not know God you are unable to love as you should.

The ongoing link through all this is Holy Spirit living and working in us as our guide and comforter and teacher. That is why Jesus said it was to our advantage that He should go and the Holy Spirit should come to us.

This principle of - 'Know God and Jesus, know their heart requirements, and then naturally follow our guide', applies to all areas of our walk with God. So knowing God, let's take advantage of God's gift to us of Himself and listen to and walk after the Spirit.

Best wishes for Grace and the Peace of Jesus.

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