IF JESUS CHRIST IS YOUR SAVIOR, GOD, JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT ACTUALLY LIVE IN YOUR HEART. THEY COULD NOT BE CLOSER TO YOU.
In the last teaching I explained Scripture references pertaining to God being with you at all times. In this teaching we will study Scripture that clearly shows you that, if Jesus Christ is your Savior, God is not only with you, but He makes His home in your heart. All Scripture references in this teaching are from The Amplified Bible.
God is not limited to being in one place. He is omnipresent. He lives in heaven and, at the same time, He lives in the heart of every person who has received Jesus Christ as his or her Savior. “Anyone who confesses (acknowledges, owns) that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides (lives, makes His home) in him and he [abides, lives, makes his home] in God.” (I John 4:15)
The word “anyone” at the beginning of this verse includes every person who has received Jesus Christ as his or her Savior. If Jesus Christ is your Savior, you can be certain that the Creator of the universe lives in your heart.
This verse explains that God is “above all.” He lives in heaven over every one of His children. The amplification says that God is “sovereign over all.” The word “sovereign” in this context means that God rules over everyone and everything in the entire universe.
We are told that God “pervades” everything. The word “pervade” means to be spread out. God is above all in heaven. He is spread out throughout the entire universe. This verse concludes by telling you that God lives in the heart of His children who have received Jesus Christ as their Savior.
If Jesus Christ is your Savior, He makes His home in your heart. Jesus also is omnipresent. He is in heaven with God. He also lives in the heart of every Christian in the world. “May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts…” (Ephesians 3:17)
Please note the words “through your faith” in this verse. Do you have absolute faith that Jesus Christ lives in your heart? Your faith in the reliability of the Word of God is the determining factor pertaining to the indwelling presence of Jesus Christ.
The more that you study and meditate on the Scripture references in this teaching, the more certain you will be that Jesus Christ really does live in your heart. “…Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you…” (II Corinthians 13:5)
The apostle Paul was certain that Jesus Christ lived in his heart. Paul had been beaten, tortured, stoned and shipwrecked, but he persevered throughout all adversity because of his absolute faith that Jesus Christ lived in his heart. Just as God is omnipresent and Jesus Christ is omnipresent, the Holy Spirit is omnipresent. “…God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually]?” (I Corinthians 3:16)
The Holy Spirit lives “collectively” in the hearts of all Christians everywhere. He also lives individually in your heart. God placed the Holy Spirit in your heart to guide you and direct you throughout your life.
Your Father does not want you to attempt to control your own life. Your human abilities are inadequate. “O Lord [pleads Jeremiah in the name of the people], I know that [the determination of] the way of a man is not in himself; it is not in man [even in a strong man or in a man at his best] to direct his [own] steps.” (Jeremiah 10:23).
You are living the way that God wants you to live to the degree that you yield control of your life to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to control your life. “…you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]…” (Romans 8:9)
Give up your God-given ability to control your life. Surrender control of your life to the Holy Spirit. Allow Him to direct and control your life. He can do a much better job in this area than you can.
If Jesus Christ is your Savior, you can be certain that Father God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit live in your heart. “…you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–and reach full spiritual stature]…” (Colossians 2:10)
If Jesus Christ is your Savior, you are “filled with the Godhead [Father, Son and Holy Spirit.]” You will reach full spiritual stature if you are absolutely certain that Father God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit live in your heart. Place all of your trust and confidence in Father, Son and Holy Spirit to live in you and through you and to solve difficult problems that you cannot solve with the limitations of your human abilities.
In this teaching you have seen several Scripture references assuring you that God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit live in your heart if Jesus Christ is your Savior. Make the quality decision that you will live every day of your life with absolute certainly that God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit live in your heart.
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