Do You Have the Holy Spirit in Your Life?
That depends on How You Treat the Bible

The Bible is the instrument by which the Holy Spirit works in your life.

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” (Eph. 6:17)

When the Bible speaks, the Holy Spirit speaks (Acts 1:16, 28:25-27, Heb. 3:7-11, 10:15-16). When Christ speaks, the Holy Spirit speaks (Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22). Therefore:

  1. The Holy Spirit Converts you by the Bible. (Psa. 19:7)
  2. The Holy Spirit Saves you by the Bible. (James 1:21)
  3. The Holy Spirit Sanctifies you by the Bible. (John 17:17)
  4. The Holy Spirit Leads you by the Bible. (Psalm 119:105)
  5. The Holy Spirit Indwells you by the Bible. (Colossians 3:16)
  6. The Holy Spirit Enlightens you by the Bible. (Psalm 119:130)
  7. The Holy Spirit Strengthens you by the Bible. (Deuteronomy 11:8)
  8. The Holy Spirit Comforts you by the Bible. (Romans 15:4)

So, what does this mean?
It means that the Holy Spirit won’t tell you anything that’s not in the Bible.

If you don’t listen to the Bible, then you are Resisting the Spirit.

“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.” (Acts 7:51)

If you don’t believe the Bible, then you are Grieving the Spirit.

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” (Eph. 4:30)

If you don’t obey the Bible, then you are Quenching the Spirit.

“Quench not the Spirit.” (1 Thess. 5:19) – “They rebelled, and vexed His Holy Spirit.” (Isa. 63:10)

If you deny the Bible, then you are Blaspheming the Spirit.

“The Jews…spake against these things…contradicting and blaspheming.” (Acts 13:45)

So then, do you have the Holy Spirit in your life?
Not if you don’t follow the Bible

~anon (& revised)