But what of the Holy Spirit?

Ask a Christian, or even an unbeliever, if they believe in God and they’ll often explain that belief in God requires some measure of faith and then, depending on their faith, they’ll answer accordingly.

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” – Hebrew 11:1

Indeed, it is a great step of faith to believe in God and a greater step still to believe the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ crucified and risen for the remission of your sin.

But what of the Holy Spirit?

When Jesus began to explain the coming of the Holy Spirit to his disciples he told them it was to their benefit, to their advantage, that he would leave them so that the Holy Spirit would come and that he would make his dwelling place with them and in them.  (John 14:15-17, 16:7)

In them.

The Holy Spirit, the God of all creation would make his dwelling place in the hearts of men. (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)

Stop for a moment and ponder the gravity of what Jesus shared with his disciples.  What it meant for them.  What it means for you.

The God who hovered over the face of the waters before the creation of the world and spoke all things into existence. (Genesis 1:2)

The God who made man and gives him life. (Job 33:4)

The God who flowed from the Rock. (Exodus 17:5-6, John 19:34, 1 Corinthians 1:1-4)

The God who convicts us of our sin, proclaims to us the good news of Jesus Christ, who makes the dead live, who seals us, who comforts us, teaches us and gives us hope.  (John 16:8 , Hebrews 3:7 and 4:2, 1 Corinthians 2:2-5 and 2:10 and 12-15, Ephesians 1:13-14, John 14:26, Romans 15:13)

This God, the Holy Spirit, has made his dwelling place in us.

Actually believing that, well that would require a monumental leap of faith wouldn’t it?

But the Scriptures are clear.  God of very God, the Holy Spirit has come and He has made his place in our hearts and we have become his temple. (1 Corinthians 3:16)

Do you have the faith to believe this?

Do you believe in Him whom you have not seen?  Are you assured of the things you’ve hoped for?

Do you have the faith to believe what the Scriptures testify of the Holy Spirit?

Then let me ask you only this:

“…Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith?” – Galatians 3:2

If then what began in you began by hearing with faith should you not continue in Him in the same way…

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’” – Revelation 3:22

Grace and Peace to you in Jesus’ name.

About R Kyle McDaniel

Hey there! My name is Kyle McDaniel, I’m 39 years old and I live in Fort Worth, TX with my wife Kitty and our two kids, Henry 3 and Catherine 1. Both Kitty and I are “from” North Texas but have moved around here and there throughout our lives but this area has always felt like it was home for us. 1/7/2021: I figured it was time for an update. The four of us became the five of us this year as we welcomed our third child to our family, our precious baby girl Vivienne Coers McDaniel. Vivivenne means “alive” and Coers was my wife Kitty’s maiden name and it’s French meaning “heart/s” and it’s our faith the Lord will one day give her a new and living heart to fulfill the meaning of her name. Kitty and I met in December of 2010 and were married on July 28th, 2012. We had both come to know the Lord and be born again before meeting each other and have seen our relationship with Him grow and mature through the years of our marriage as we’ve learned to love each other as He has loved us. We are just a regular family I guess, just people who really need Jesus and love him very much. If you feel lead to reach out, please do so, we’d love to hear from you or anything you think the Holy Spirit would have you share with us. God Bless, Kyle
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