July 18th

Driving in the HOV Lane

Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:3

Do you have the Holy Spirit in your life?

A lot of people ask me that question for themselves. They want to know if the Holy Spirit is in their life. I always take them to one place-our verses today.

So let's talk about this Holy Spirit for a sec. He's not a cloud, okay? He was likened to a cloud at one point back in the Old Testament, but He's not a cloud. Nor is he fire. Now in Acts 2, He's likened unto fire, but He's not fire. And He's not a ghost. Okay? He's likened to a ghost, but He's not a ghost.

He's not even a dove hanging on a wall. That might get me kicked out of the Calvary movement right there, so you know, but He's not a dove. He is likened unto a dove, likened unto fire, likened unto being a ghost or a cloud, but He's none of those things.

He's a person.

The question is, is this Person a part of your life, not just a cloud or a big super moon or a fire or a dove? Is He in your mind? Is He in your thoughts? Is He a part of your plans? Is He your Helper? Is He real to you in a personal and life-changing way? Do you let Him take the lead? Do you let Him be the nav? Do you allow Him to comfort you and fill you with His power and with His life and with His joy?

Because it all has to happen inwardly before it can happen outwardly.

Bob, I don't know. I just don't know about this. And how do you know if it's really the right Spirit that you get a hold of? I think I feel this energy from time to time.

He's not an energy. Nope. And He's not an aura.

Here's what Paul says: I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed.

What's that mean? It means that if you love Jesus, then the Holy Spirit is in your life. Can you say that Jesus is really Lord of your life? That's the Holy Spirit there to help you say that.

So test it out and you tell me, do you have the Holy Spirit in your life?

Prayer Lord Jesus,

You really are Lord of my life, so I thank You that I have the Holy Spirit. I really want all that You have for me, so please fill me afresh today and lead me into Your plans for my life!


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