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)
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.