IT’S THE SAME SPIRIT
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. (1 John 2:27).
If you’re born again, be glad that the Holy Spirit dwells, not only with you, but in you. He’s your indwelling Comforter, Counsellor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby. With Him in your life, success is guaranteed all the way. He’s the one that brings the power of God into your life to be effective in your Christian walk. He also teaches you the Word so you can know God’s perfect will for your life and live in it.
No one who has received the Holy Spirit should live an ordinary life. Think about it: this Holy Spirit you’ve received is the same One that worked with David when he came face-to-face with a lion and a bear, and slew both beasts with his bare hands on both occasions (1 Samuel 17:34-35). He enabled him as a stripling to defeat and decapitate the great Goliath of Gath, the champion of the Philistines.
Again, the same Holy Spirit that lives in you today is the One who worked with Moses, Joshua, Elijah, Elisha, Solomon and ultimately the Lord Jesus Himself. The mighty works He did through the prophets of old were not mere stories; they were recorded for our learning and inspiration. They are to let you know what the Spirit of God can do in your life as well, if you’d yield to him. The prophets of old didn’t have the fullness of the Spirit, for they weren’t born again. This should let you know how much your life ought to be even more supernatural as a result of having the Holy Spirit live in you!
The One who resides in you is greater and more powerful than all the forces in the world! He didn’t come to be dormant and quietly nestle away in you. 1 John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” Put His power in you to work today.