Building up believers and the New Testament church

The Basis of All Things

The Spirit in Control

If we are going to please God and move on in His purpose, we will have to give the Holy Spirit His place in our lives, and He must be the only authority in every gathering of God's people. When it comes to what God is doing, there is really only one source of power, and that is the Spirit of God. It is by the Spirit that God is revealing Himself in us. There is no other way we can be brought to God's purpose except by the indwelling of the Spirit and moving in union with Him. We can do nothing separate from His inspiration and power indwelling us. This is why Paul could say in 1 Corinthians 1:30, "But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption." Everything that we have in God has come about through the working of His Spirit. Nothing less than God's presence in us in His continued revelation (inspiration) and power can make each one of us a son of God.