9But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ;is not truly a child of God].
14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Beloved, you can know whom you are by the spirit that lives inside of you; by the way He directs and controls your flesh. The un-renewed will is unable to keep any commandment fully. Without the Holy Spirit, it is impossible to live a life that is pleasing to God.
Beloved, one commentator put it this way, “By the Spirit the law of love is written upon the heart, and though the righteousness of the law is not fulfilled by us, yet, blessed be God, it is fulfilled in us; there is that in all true believers, which answers the intention of the law. The favor of God, the welfare of the soul, the concerns of eternity, are the things of the Spirit, which those that are after the Spirit do mind.’’ In other words, when the Holy Spirit of God dwells in us, we pursuit the things that concerns our soul’s well being, the everlasting life, and salvation issues.
Beloved, you will recognize yourself, when you are being lead by the Holy Spirit. “If the Spirit be in us, Christ is in us. He dwells in the heart by faith. Grace in the soul is its new nature; the soul is alive to God, and has begun its holy happiness, which shall endure forever. The righteousness of Christ imputed, secures the soul, the better part, from death. From hence we see how much it is our duty to walk, not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. If any habitually live according to corrupt lustings, they will certainly perish in their sins, whatever they profess.”
Beloved, if you are still in doubt of whether the Holy Spirit of God dwells in you, or if you belong to God or not; fear not, just ask God! God’s Word states,” 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:11)
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