“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”—1 Corinthian 3:16
The above opening text comes with a great awakening question. It asks , know ye not that ye are the temple of God(The House of God). And that the Spirit of God (The Holy Spirit) dwelleth(dwells, resides permanently) in you?
This same question is still a very critical question in the body of Christ today. Because with the current state and actions of a great number of believers, its very obvious that many believers have not really awakened to this awesome consciousness.
If they had, I believe christians will practically live like christ here on earth. If believers truly come to the consciousness that God dwells in them… In the person of the Holy Spirit, every promises of God in the scriptures will definitely find practical expression in the lives of every believer. When a believer begins to live with this consciousness, sin shall never have dominion over him.
When this consciousness dawns on a believer, he will be bold and fearless as a lion. He won’t fear the scariest devil in the world. When a believer truly gets this awareness in his spirit, he can definitely do the works that Jesus did and even greater(John 14:12). When a believer lives in this supernatural consciousness, he never runs out of strength–both in the inner and the outer man.
When a believer lives in this consciousness, loneliness and depression can never have any place in him. When a believer is truly conscious about God within, he can never be confused in any issue of life.
Thus, because of these inumerable blessings that comes with the God within consciousness, we want to look at some scriptures that will awaken us to this divine consciousness in us.
“If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you”
From the above scripture, the Lord Jesus says if we can love him by keeping his commandments, he shall pray the father to give us the Holy Spirit to abide or dwell with us forever. Now the words that demand special emphasis here, are:
- Dwelleth (dwells) with you
- Shall be in you
So it is crystal clear that anyone and everyone that loves God and keeps his commandments, has God dwelling in him in the person of the Holy Spirit forever. In other words, God has permanent residence in him. That is, he is permanently possessed by God.
For the person that loves God and keeps his commandments,
the word of God says, God will never leave nor forsake him(Hebrews 13:5). In
other words, God won’t be comig to visit him sometimes and leave him sometimes.
God will be permanently available to him, inside of him. So this scriptures
above, added to the opening text (1Corinthians 3:16) establish the fact that every
believer and lover of God, has God permanently dwelling in them.
And if you’re one of the believer and lover of our Lord Jesus Christ, you certainly do have God in the person of the Holy Spirit dwelling in you. And you must awaken to this consciousness. As you awaken to this consciousness, you must also begin to live out and act out this consciousness.
You must begin to see and commune with the God within you in everything. You must engage his help in every of your life affairs. You must treat him as the real God and person within you. You must not defile your body as the temple of God within you (1Corinthians 3:17).
You must speak to him concerning every matter in your heart. You should take all unanswered questions in your heart to him at all times and listen to him in your heart for the answers. He is your best guide and teacher. He is your closest confidant.
When you’re burdened with any issue of life, you should humble youself before him and cast your cares on him for his comfort. You must depend on and ask him for strength for everything. When your strength fails at anytime, ask him for renewal of strength within and outward. And You’re guaranteed an instant renewal of strength.
What is God Doing Inside of You?
For clearer understanding of this topic of God Within consciousness, below is a list of what God is always available to help a believer with, within him…
- He is us to help us do his will (Phillipians 2:13)
- He is us to help us live in godliness as we yield ourselves to him (Romans8:9-13)
- He is in us to teach and guide us into all truth as we allow or ask him to (John 16:13; 1John2:27)
- He is in us comforting(consoling) us on the inside John 14:16
- He is in us to help us intercede according to his will as we engage his help in prayers. Especially as we pray in other tongues (Romans 8:26)
- He is in us to help us with strength and might (Ephesians 3:16)
- He is in us to help us with all things as we ask him to.
All these and much, much more are what we benefit from walking in the God within consciousness. And these are my testimonies and that of others who have truly awakened to this God within consciousness. I pray this consciousness dawn in your spirit right now. I also pray that God give you the grace to begin to walk in this consciousness right away in Jesus Name!