6. The Spirit Gives You the Ability to Put to Death the Misdeeds of the Body
Romans 8:13 – “…but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.”
Here is a truth that sometimes as Christians we don’t always want to accept. As a Christian you don’t have to live in sin, you choose to live in sin. You have the Holy Spirit living inside of you, which means you have the power to overcome sin. However, this will only happen when you embrace the work of the Holy Spirit in your life and yield yourself to him. When you do, you will have all the power you need to help you overcome and put to death besetting sins in your life.
7. The Spirit Leads Those Who Are His
Romans 8:14 – “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”
This ties into belonging to God, which we talked about earlier. If you are a child of God, then the identifier is that your life will be led by the Spirit. Since this is true, the reverse of this is also true. If you are not led by the Spirit, you do not belong to God. That’s why is someone claims to be a Christian, but only lives after their own impulses and desires, you must question if they truly belong to Christ.
8. The Spirit Removes the Fear We Have in Approaching God; the Spirit Identifies Us as Sons and Daughters, and Gives Us the Right to Have Intimacy and Relationship with God
Romans 8:15 – “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’”
Because of the Holy Spirit, you no longer have to be afraid to approach God. The reason is you are not approaching an impersonal God – you are approaching your Heavenly Father. You are not coming to him as a sinner or a slave, but you are approaching him as a son or daughter. Your right to this level of intimacy with God is made possible by the Holy Spirit living in you.
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