1 John 4:
2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,
3 and every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not of God, and this is the spirit of the Anti-Christ, of whom you have heard that it comes. Now it is in the world already.
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Some people are still in doubt if they truly have the Holy Spirit in them or not.
Over time, people have come to ask me to confirm if they truly have the Holy SPIRIT in them. What they are really asking for is *a sign*. But this is the Scripture I always refer to, 1John 4:2-3.
However, this word isn’t just a claiming. It is more of a spiritual truth and affirmation.
Most people expect to get chills, or feel electrified, or feel goose pimples, or one kind of physical sign that they have Ruach hakodesh. This doesn’t happen most times. That’s why he is called Holy Spirit and not holy body.
Rom 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
For this reason, those who give in more to the things of the flesh will not feel Him. Only those who are more inclined to God will frequently feel Him. But don’t get me wrong. Not feeling Him doesn’t mean you don’t have him.
1Co 2:14 Now the natural man doesn’t receive the things of God’s Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he can’t know them, because they are spiritually discerned
Now pointers that you have Ruach includes :
The gifts of the Spirit,
The fruits of the Spirit,
If you are a Christian and you belive in the life, death, resurrection and second coming of Jesus.
1Th 1:5 and that our Good News came to you not in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we showed ourselves to be among you for your sake.
You cannot search for or verify spiritual things from the viewpoint of the flesh. This is why most people have doubts if they really have and operate by the Holy Spirit.
Now this word has come to stir your faith and give you the Confidence that as a Christian believer who works in the gifts and manifests in the fruit of the Spirit. You have the spirit of God.
May you walk in the faith of the Lord.
Harkheindzel Kenny O.