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Daily Devotional

"But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,"
Romans 8:11

     Our problem today is not that we lack the indwelling of the Spirit; but that we lack the knowledge of His continuous presence.  We fail to realize the greatness of the One who makes His home in our heart.

     Therefore Paul wrote, "do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit..."

     The reason why many Christians do not experience the power of the Spirit, (though He actually dwells within them) is that they lack a reverence for Him.  And they lack a reverence because they lack the knowledge of His presence.

     The difference is not accounted for by the presence or the absence of the Spirit (because the Spirit dwells in the heart of every child of God) but by this, that some recognize His indwelling and some do not.

     The difference between victorious Christians and defeated ones is not that some have the Spirit and others do not, it is, that some know His indwelling while others don't.  Consequently some recognize the Divine ownership of their life while those ignorant of the Spirit continue to be their own master.

     It is not until the Lordship of Jesus Christ has been settled once and for all in your heart, that the Spirit can operate effectively.

Bro. Clay