“For as many as are born (begotten) of GOD overcometh the world. And this is the Victory that overcometh the world, even our Faith !” I John 5:4
Christ Promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to His church (congregation), and the Promise belongs as much to us as to the first disciples. But like every other Promise, it is given on conditions . . . .
So what are those conditions ? There are many who profess to believe and claim the Lord’s Promises; they talk about Christ and the Holy Spirit;
yet they receive no benefit, because they do not surrender their souls to the guidance and control of Divine agencies.
We cannot use the Holy Spirit; the Spirit is to use us. Through the Spirit, God works in His people “to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). But many will not submit to be led. They want to manage themselves. This is why they do not receive the heavenly Gift.
Only to those who wait humbly upon God, who watch for His guidance and Grace, is the Spirit given. The Promised Blessing, claimed by faith . . . . and faith comes by hearing (aloud), and hearing by the Word of GOD ! . . . brings all other blessings in its train. It is given according to the riches of the Grace of Christ, and He is ready to supply every soul according to the capacity (of that soul) to receive.
The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the Life of Christ. Those only who are thus taught of God, those only who possess the inward working of the Spirit, and in whose life the Christ-Life is manifested, can stand as true representatives of the Saviour. . . .
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the Glory of this mystery among the gentiles (unbelieving):
Which is Christ (The Anointed One, Anointing) in you, the hope of Glory !” Colossians 1:27
Christ Promised that the Holy Spirit should abide with those who wrestle for victory over sin, to demonstrate the power of Divine might by endowing the human agent with supernatural strength and instructing the ignorant in the mysteries of the kingdom of God. . . .
“For the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit and they are Life !” John 6:63
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious Promises, that by these ye might be partakers of the Divine nature . . . !” II Peter 1:4
When one is fully emptied of self, . . . . nevertheless, not my will, but Thine be done . . . when every false god is cast out of the soul, the vacuum is filled by the inflowing of the Spirit of Christ. Such a one has the faith that purifies the soul from defilement. He is conformed to the Spirit, and he minds (desires, interests) the things of the Spirit.
He has no confidence in self. Christ is all and in all !
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May your faith in Christ Jesus (Moshiac Yehushua), and the power of His Word grow stronger,
as you taste and see that the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) is good