The Holy Spirit—God in Us
God’s presence with mankind has become progressively more intimate—from a cloud of glory in the temple, to the incarnate Son of God living with men, and now to the indwelling presence of His Spirit within the hearts of Christians. That’s why Jesus said it was better for us if He went away so that the Helper could come.
While on earth, Christ was limited by His humanity. He could be in only one place at a time. But after His ascension, the Holy Spirit came to live within His followers, imparting divine wisdom, insight, and power. If you want to see the difference this made, just compare the disciples’ lives before and after Pentecost. They were transformed from fearful men hiding in a locked room to bold preachers ready to suffer for the gospel of Christ.
The Lord wants to do more than just live among men in the person of His Son; He desires to accomplish His will in our lives. But without His supernatural indwelling presence, we can never become the people He wants us to be or accomplish the tasks He’s called us to do. Through His Spirit, Christ lives His life in us, producing His fruit and empowering His work. If we really believed this, we would live like the victorious children of God that we are.
If you are a believer, think about the amazing opportunity and blessing that is yours: even when you feel helpless to change or inadequate for a task, God’s power resides within you. No challenge is insurmountable, because the Holy Spirit is greater than any obstacle you’ll ever face