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Holy Spirit Live Within Me
by Lance Gargus
03/22/08
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In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.




Romans 8:26



The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, co-equal with God the Father and Jesus Christ. He is the one who pulls at you when you sin. That still small voice that convicts you when you sin. And the one who reveals the truth to you to turn away from sin. The word translated into "Spirit" in the Bible has its root meaning as "breath" or "wind". He dwells with Christians as a guide and comforter. Having these characteristics similar to a mother as a comforter in times of trouble and guiding us when as we try to make spiritual decisions in our lives. Paraclete comes from the Koine Greek word παράκλητος (Parakletos) (Strong's G3875) meaning "one who consoles - a comforter" or "one who intercedes on our behalf - an advocate". Other titles for the Holy Spirit include 'Spirit of Truth', Lightfull Spirit of God Almighty, Holy Breath, Almighty Breath, Giver of Life, Lord of Grace, Helper, 'Comforter', 'Counsellor' and 'Supporter'. He helps an individual see the world more clearly around him. By dwelling in someone He produces fruits of the Spirit. Which are:



Charity
Charity is just like it sounds. It's love of your neighbor and love of God above one's own wants.
In addition, Paul explains in 1 Corinthians, 13, that Charity is the greatest gift from God. Charity is about giving of oneself. When Jesus died on the cross, it wasn't about anything other than Charity.
1 Cor 13:4-7 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Joy
Joy is the happiness found in being united with the Lord. As C.S. Lewis described it, it is a glimpse of the perfect happiness of heaven that leads us to desire heaven.



Peace
Peace refers to being content with the world and God. And having no animosity toward any.





Goodness
Goodness is the tendency to avoid sin and pursue good.



Generosity
Generosity is an willingness to sharing one's own gifts and goods with others. It is the opposite of both gluttony and envy.

Gentleness
Gentleness, also known as mildness, is the tendency to allow provocations and attacks to go unanswered.



Faithfulness
Faithfulness is the standing strong in faith, and strength against anything that comes your way.



A list of gifts that may be bestown include the gifts of prophecy, tongues, healing, and knowledge. In addition, wisdom, indepth supernatural understanding of the Word of God, spiritual power to perform miracles-healings-prophecy-visions-speak in an unlearned language-interpet toungues-drive out demons-even raise the dead, hear a calling to a special office in the church, being merciful and giving, hear God speak, see angels and demons at work, and love and forgive beyond normal abilities because of a strong personal connection with God.



Isaiah 11:2-3
The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;



1 Corinthians 12: 8-10
for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.



My prayer is...Sweet Holy Spirit, comforter and friend, live in me. Help me to trust in Thee. May my body become a clean temple to dwell in. May my heart be a place ever welcome to you. Touch me with your presence and bless me with Your love. Give me ears to hear Your voice. Flow out of me. May it be like a healing fountain to others I touch. Amen.

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