But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the , are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of . 2 Corinthians 3:18

It is by the Spirit that the is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. has given His Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil and to impress His own character on His .

When the Spirit of takes possession of the heart, it transforms the life. Sinful are put away, evil deeds are renounced; love, humility, and take the place of anger, envy, and strife. Joy takes the place of sadness, and the countenance reflects the joy of heaven. No one sees the hand that lifts the burden or beholds the light descend from the courts above. The blessing comes when by faith the soul surrenders itself to God. Then that power which no human eye can see, creates a new being in the image of God.

The Spirit is the breath of spiritual life in the soul. The impartation of the Spirit is the impartation of the life of Christ. It imbues the receiver with the attributes of Christ.

The religion that comes from God is the only religion that will lead to God. In order to serve Him aright, we must be born of the divine Spirit. This will purify the and renew the mind, giving a new capacity for knowing and loving God. It will give us a willing obedience to all His requirements. This is true . It is the fruit of the working of the Holy Spirit. By the Spirit every sincere prayer is indited, and such prayer is acceptable to God. Wherever a soul reaches out after God, there the Spirit’s working is manifest, and God will reveal Himself to that soul. For such worshipers He is seeking. He waits to receive them and to them His sons and daughters.

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  1. cdurden22

    Praise God that when we draw near to Him, He draws near to us. This can give us confirmation that it is a true relationship. I’m so grateful to have the Holy Spirit living within me.