Wednesday, February 22, 2017

He Dwells In You (LS23)

            'Last Sermon of Jesus'

John 14:16-17 "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever- the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you."
    Mankind always rebelled against God since the days of the Patriarchs. God resolved to dwelling in the physical body of man in order to assist him in overcoming the flesh and the devil's temptations.
    God anointed the kings, priests, prophets, etc. to serve Him by sending the Spirit of God to dwell in them. This is equivalent to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit as a seal of redemption of a new Christian. So, whenever the Spirit of the Lord was upon any of the anointed, they could perform signs and wonders.
    Today, when a Christian is filled with the Holy Spirit, he too can perform miracles in faith, healing, prophecy, speak in tongues, cast out demons...

Jer 23:11,13-14 "For both prophet and priest are profane; Yes, in My house I have found their wickedness," says the Lord.... And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: They prophesied by Baal and caused My people Israel to err. Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: They commit adultery and walk in lies; they also strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns back from his wickedness. All of them are like Sodom to Me, and her inhabitants like Gomorrah."
    Similarly, today many of these so-called anointed (supposedly having the Holy Spirit) but depraved Christian leaders will deceive ignorant Christians through false prophecies, deceptions and heresies for personal gains. These abominations lead no one to repentance but to pride and self-glorification.

1 Sam 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
    Likewise, when the Holy Spirit can no longer bear a Christian's wickedness which is foul, nauseating and extremely revolting to God, the Holy Spirit will leave. As such, this Christian, had lost his salvation by quenching the Holy Spirit.
1 The 5:19  Do not quench the Spirit.

Brethren, when we walk this narrow and difficult path to eternal life, we will make many mistakes, Sometimes through negligence for not seeking His approval nor trusting His guidance. We thank our Lord Jesus Christ that whenever we repent of our sins, He is righteous and faithful and will forgive us of all our sins and iniquities. With our sins cleansed the Holy Spirit dwelling in us will no longer be grieved, so that He can continue to do His wonderful and beautiful work in us.