Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The mystery behind the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit; Part 1.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

As Church-age believers we have something that is fantastic which should serve as a sign of our divine protection from above.

The Holy Spirit indwells the body of the Church-age believer at the moment of salvation, 1CO 6:19-20; 1CO 3:16.

1CO 3:16, Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

The purpose of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is to provide a temple in the body of every Church-age believer for the indwelling of Jesus Christ as the Shekinah Glory and the indwelling of God the Father.

The only sacred building was the temple in Jerusalem which belonged to Israel and was destroyed in
70 A.D.

The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is also a sign of the royal family status, which is superior to being in the family of God, as believers in past dispensations were.

ACT 1:8, “but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

a. One of the first reasons for the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit indwelling your bodies is the word power, which is and option in the Christian way of life.
b. To give you the power to know no one after the flesh or according to the function of their OSN.
c. There is also the doctrinal orientation to life as another reason for the power made available through the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit.

The main reason for the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit  is to give you the a power base to fulfill the predesigned plan of God and your personal sense of destiny discovered within that plan.

1TH 5:19, Do not quench the Spirit;
You quench the Holy Spirit and ignore the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit when you allow the sin nature to control the soul, by stress in the soul producing sin nature control.

1. Insults - a reference to slander and people testing.
2. Distresses  - pressure and thought testing.
3. Persecutions - a reference to system testing.
4. Difficulties - a reference to stress and disaster testing.

1CO 3:16-17, Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.

A sanctuary today is the human body of the believer.

All the sacred buildings are made of flesh and the thing that makes the building sacred is the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, who is also the basis of production.

1CO 3:16, Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Dwells is a present active indicative, He keeps on dwelling, or He always will dwell.

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