A New Spirit

When you believed the gospel message of Jesus Christ … you were given a NEW SPIRIT.

The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, came to you the moment you believed and now lives in you.  By the presence of His Spirit, you have become one with Christ and one with the Father.  Christ is living His resurrected life through you by the power of His Spirit in you.

“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.”   John 14:16-17

“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”   I Corinthians 3:16

“Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.”   II Timothy 1:14

“However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you.  But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.”   Romans 8:9

Since the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit first descended and filled Christ’s followers, the Spirit has been a never-ending presence in the hearts and lives of God’s children.

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.  And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.”   Acts 2:1-4