The anointing which you have received from Him abides in you... and just as it h as taught you, you will abide in Him.~1 John 2:27
We must LIVE and EXPERIENCE truth in order to KNOW it. We do not first understand spiritual things in the intellect, then gradually experience these truths. Just the opposite: We live them, we experience them, then we know them.
You do not realize now what I am doing,but LATER you will understand. ~John 13:7
There is a habit of mind and life that precedes the understanding of the truth.
First follow, then know.
Faith trusts the working of the Spirit unseen in the deep recesses of the inner life. ~Andrew Murray, Chapter 17, Abiding in Christ.
By the Holy Spirit, the Father and the Son are ONE.
By the Holy Spirit, there is a bond of fellowship between believers. They are ONE.
And by the Holy Spirit, there is a bond of fellowship between Christ and individual believers.
By the Holy Spirit, we are one with Christ.
Do you believe this?
Do you believe in the Holy Spirit's indwelling? He lives IN you.
Do you believe in His constant presence? He guides you.
Do you believe that He is always at work?
Wait and pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
- He guides our will
- He energizes our faith
- He gives us peace and joy and understanding.
It is impossible to live a life of full abiding in Christ without being filled with the Holy Spirit.
- Take time for daily prayer.
- Do not grieve the Holy Spirit by lack of faith.
- Honour Him by confidently trusting that He is working within.
- Seek your nourishment in the Word of God.
The Spirit of God is within the Believer,
with secret but divine POWER.
Trust Him! Rejoice!
Never hinder Him by unbelief.
The Holy Spirit was given for this one purpose--that the glorious redemption and life in Christ might with divine power be conveyed and communicated to us.~Andrew Murray