This is a Bible study on the Spirit of GOD. Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.
We have a spirit, but GOD is a Spirit.
We know by reading the word of God, that God is a Spirit.
The scriptures also tell us that all who worship God must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Since God says we must worship him in spirit and in truth, we need to know how to receive the spirit and the truth.
Notice the word in, the scriptures do NOT say we must worship with spirit, or with a spirit, the scriptures say we must worship in spirit.
This is very important. God said we MUST worship him IN spirit and IN truth, and NOT with spirit and truth.
In order to worship in spirit, the Spirit of God must be in us, inside of us, dwelling in us, abiding inside of our heart, mind and soul.
God does NOT want the Spirit of God with us, God wants the Spirit of God in us, abiding inside of all of His children.
Why do we need the Spirit of God IN us, and NOT just with us? What does it matter if the Spirit of God is IN me or WITH me?
The most simple explanation that I can give is this, I can have food and water WITH me, I can have it all around me, I can even hold it, touch it and even wear it, but unless the food and water is IN me, I cannot LIVE, unless I eat the food and drink the water, and the food and water goes INSIDE of me I die, without the food and water IN me I die.
No human being can live without food and water inside of them, in their body.
IN or WITH? It does matter very much, without the Spirit of God IN you, you cannot receive everlasting LIFE!
(This is why so many false translations of the word of God have removed the word "in" and replaced it with the word "with". A true translation of the word of God does NOT remove important words, nor deletes or perverts the name of God.)
True worshipers of God worship the Father in spirit and in truth.
Why do believers of God worship Him in spirit and in truth? Because our Father God seeks such people to worship Him.
Human beings are NOT born with the Spirit of God.
Every person must make their own choice to receive the Spirit of God personally.
The scriptures show us that:
Why didn't God just give His Spirit to everyone when we are born?
Receiving the Spirit of God is a choice. God is love. He created every human being out of love.
God loves us so much that He does NOT force Himself on anyone.
Have you ever loved anyone? Most people have loved someone in their life time. Do you think that you can make anyone love you? No, you cannot force someone to love you, they either love you or they don't. Love is NOT forced, love is given.
God does NOT want to force us to love him, God wants us to give our love to Him.
From the moment that Adam sinned against God in the garden of Eden, God gave man a choice, whether to follow Him or not.
Salvation is a choice that every human being must make before they die.
There is not a second chance to accept salvation after we die, because God said we die once and then after that the judgment.
We either choose God or choose the world. We either choose to live for God, or we choose to live for the world. We either choose to love God, or we choose to love the world.
Every human being born in the world was wonderfully made by God.
God is the Creator. Only God created everything in the universe. God is the Creator of all things.
Man, humankind, is God's most cherished creation. The love of God exceeds our understanding. The love of God is unfeigned. The love of God is boundless and endless. There is no other love that compares to the love of God. We can never out love God. God's love supersedes all love that we know.
We all know that no one can force anyone to love them. Even if you could make someone say that they love you and act like it, deep down in their heart they would NOT truly love you. Their love would NOT be truly and freely given from within their heart.
Love forced is NOT love. God did not want to force us to love him. God let man choose to love Him and choose to follow Him.
Loving God today and every day for the rest of our life is our choice.
If we choose, with all our heart, to love God and follow in His ways and obey His word, God will give us His Spirit, the Spirit of God.
When we accept the free gift of salvation from God, by grace through faith in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, God's gift to us is His Spirit, the Spirit of God.
When we become the children of God, we are given the Spirit of God.
Without the Spirit of God dwelling in us, we cannot know God, we cannot be with God.
Without the Spirit of God dwelling in us, we cannot see God.
Without the Spirit of God dwelling in us, we cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
Without the Spirit of God dwelling in us, we cannot become the children of God.
Believers of Christ are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in us.
Without the Spirit of God dwelling in us, we are not saved from death.
Without the Spirit of God dwelling in us, we do not have everlasting life.
The Spirit of God gives believers entrance into the kingdom of God, by being born again of the Spirit of God.
Anyone who is not saved, the unbelieving, the lost do NOT have the Spirit of God.
Those who do not call Jesus Lord
People who do not call Jesus the Lord do not have the Spirit of God in them. People who call Jesus accursed do not have the Spirit of God.
Those who do not confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh
There is only one God. There is only one Spirit of God.