Have you ever been meditating on the Word of God about the subject of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and wondered how the Holy Spirit could dwell in such a sinful body? The bible teaches that Christ dwells in our bodies also. We know that there is no sin mingling with Christ!
Let’s look into the holy scriptures and see if it will reveal the truth. The Apostle Paul gives a back and forth examination of the subject in Romans 7. Here is what He says.
Romans 7:20-25 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind (New Covenant), and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God — through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
Those scriptures can take a lot of rereading to fully understand what he is getting at. Paul points out that sin and evil dwells in him even though he wills himself to do good. Then he says he delights in the law of God according to the inward man. Paul introduces the inward man here. He says there is another law in his members warring against the law of my mind (spiritual laws of Jesus in the new covenant). Under the old law you had to physically commit an unlawful act to be guilty of sin, but under the new covenant if you hate your neighbor in your heart you are guilty of murder (Explained in the Sermon On The Mount). Paul goes on to say that only Jesus Christ can save him.
Take note that The Apostle Paul reveals that we actually have two bodies (if you are born again), the outward physical corruptible body and the inward incorruptible body of Christ with the Holy Spirit.
Now Paul gives us encouragement in 2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. Then Paul tells us in Romans 8:9-10 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin,
When you is born again and become a temple of the Holy Spirit of God he freely gives the gift of eternal life. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Learn about the two covenants and find more concerning the inward man of Christ!
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the most wonderful experience a man can have. THAT IS HOW YOU MEET JESUS!
God bless all brothers and sisters who have the indwelling of Christ!
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