“If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you."
Remember, the Governor--the Holy Spirit--is the most powerful 'person' on this planet. He isn't an "it" or a "thing". He is an extension of the Father God...one of the Trinity.
It has been said that "A puzzle remains a puzzle until all the pieces are put in place". Well, the Holy Spirit is that 'piece' that makes you a Kingdom citizen. Without Him you are just another church goer or religious individual who attends a religious service on Sundays and maybe Wednesday nights. The real teacher of the Constitution is the Governor. He is our helper. Some of you may be asking yourself how you will know if you have received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Read what King Jesus stated: "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you." NKJV
Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away—all who have been called by the Lord our God.”
Please remember that when they received the breath of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:4, they were given what ambassador Paul referred to several times in his writings as a "deposit" showing that we now belong to the King and His government. Also, He gives us an inheritance in His Heavenly Kingdom. It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, and He has identified us as His own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything He has promised us....God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee He has given us His Holy Spirit.
In essence, the Holy Spirit is our guarantee of our citizenship in the Kingdom. Now you can't get more clear than that. The bottom line is this, you must be filled with the Holy Spirit "The Governor" in order to be an authentic citizen of the Kingdom of God. It is His Spirit that renews your life. Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” The Lord Jesus made it very clear: Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life." Those who are Kingdom citizens are sealed with the Governor "the Holy Spirit". In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. NKJV
Keep in mind, that whereas before we were merely inhabitants of planet earth, now we have become children of the King and full citizens in the Kingdom. Ambassador Paul wrote: So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. Our bodies are to be the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. The very God Himself is to use our bodies as His dwelling place. Through Him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.
Since the Governor "Holy Spirit" has taken up residence in Kingdom citizens who live here on earth, the Kingdom of the Lord God itself is on earth. This reinstatement first occurred with the Lord Jesus, God's Son, first came to live as a human being here on this earth; then returned to fallen humanity when the Lord Jesus breathed the Holy Spirit on His disciples. His heavenly government has representatives on earth again through the those who are born again. The more people of this earth who enter the Kingdom of heaven through Jesus Christ, the more Kingdom influence should be felt in this world.
Remember, your greatest asset is your faith in the King!
John 14:15-17; 16:12-14 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; 5:5 John 3:3, 5-6
Acts 2:38 Ephesians 1:13-14; 2:19-22
All NLT except where noted
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