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How Much Does the Holy Spirit Have You?

This grieves Him relationally and diminishes His power and presence in your life. This, in turn, forces you to return to states of deadness or to stay dead and never experience the life that could come. We all do this. Yet none of us have to. As the apostle Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus:

Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.

If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live….

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:21-32, NLT)

The point is simple, but profound: As a follower of Jesus you already have as much of the Holy Spirit as you are ever going to have,

… but how much of you does the Holy Spirit have?

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