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Monday, April 30, 2018

YOU ARE NOT FORCED; YOU WILLFULLY CHOOSE.


THE CREATION OF CHOICE

“…THERE ARE THREE …. the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and THESE THREE ARE ONE.…” (1 JOHN 5:6-8 KJV). “…THERE IS NO GOD, BUT ONE…” (1 CORINTHIANS 8:4 KJV). God “does whatever pleases him” (Psalms 115:3 NIV). “….let us make man … after our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26 KJV).

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“….let us make manafter our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26 KJV). I am NOT trying to debate established doctrine, but I am trying to challenge you to look at new perspectives as a way to further encourage your understanding of God.

In the beginning, God made YOU after his likeness in several ways. He gave you his SPIRIT. He gave you a WILL to do as you CHOOSE or PLEASE. He gave you a SOUL which included a mind capable of receiving downloads of WORDS from God meant to INFLUENCE, DIRECT, and EMPOWER your LIFE with abundant, loving GOODNESS.

How are these ways made in God’s likeness? First, he gave you his Spirit. “…And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground (body), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (spirit); and man became a living soul (soul)…” (GENESIS 2:7 KJV).  “…GOD IS SPIRIT…” (John 4:24 KJV). “….let us make manafter our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26 KJV).

Second, God gave you a will, although on a much, much smaller scale than his sovereign will. God “does whatever pleases him…” (Psalms 115:3 NIV). “… [God]… does as he pleasesNo one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?” (Daniel 4 NLT). “… Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish…” (Isaiah 46: 9-10 NLT).  “….let us make manafter our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26 KJV).

 Third, God gave you a SOUL which included a mind capable of receiving downloads of WORDS from God meant to INFLUENCE, DIRECT, and EMPOWER your LIFE with abundant, loving GOODNESS.

For example: “…Then God SAID, “Let there be light”; AND THERE WAS LIGHT…” (Genesis 1:3 NASB).

“…Then God SAID (God downloaded (the INSTRUCTIONS to Jesus ), “Let there be light” (Jesus spoke his INSTRUCTION); AND THERE WAS LIGHT (The Holy Spirit PERFORMED WHAT WAS INSTRUCTED)…” (Genesis 1:3 NASB).

The World was flooded with LIGHT, even to this DAY and mankind is abundantly and lovingly blessed by the LIGHT.  “…Then … THERE WAS LIGHT…” (Genesis 1:3 NASB).

The Holy Spirit WILLINGLY CHOOSES TO DO what Jesus SPOKE and God INSTRUCTED. “…In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being … (John 1:1-4 NASB). “…THERE ARE THREE …. the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and THESE THREE ARE ONE.…” (1 JOHN 5:6-8 KJV). “…The only begotten (created) Son (WORD), which is in the bosom (secret, intimate place) of the Father, he hath declared (explained, revealed) him…” (John 1:18 KJV).

God originally downloaded INSTRUCTIONS to Jesus (also his MOUTHpiece) that influenced and empowered the creation of the entire universe. “…In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…” (Genesis 1:1 KJV). “…In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being … (John 1:1-4 NASB).

“….Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. …God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” …God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. …God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness.  …God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”  God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.  …God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds…” (Genesis 1 KJV).

the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are CLEARLY SEEN…” (Romans 1:20 KJV). Do you “SEE” the POWERFUL influence of God’s WORD today? “…in him (God’s POWERFUL WORD) ALL THINGS hold together…” (Colossians 1:7 NIV).

God’s creation abundantly and lovingly provides for mankind year after year after year. “…The Son … sustaining ALL THINGS by his powerful word…” (Hebrews 1:3 NIV).

No matter what else changes, evolves, alters, transforms; God’s WORD (INSTRUCTIONS) will STAND forever!  “…My counsel (WORD)… SHALL stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isaiah 46:10 KJV). “…Heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY WORDS SHALL NOT pass away (die)” (Matthew 24:35 KJV).

From the beginning, mankind was created after God’s likeness, which included a human WILL. “….let us make manafter our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26 KJV).

Everything God created was GOOD, even human WILL. “….God saw every thing he had made……and, behold, it was very good…” (Genesis 1:31 KJV).

However, human WILL “IS” finite and DEAD by itself, but INVINCIBLE and ALIVE with the indwelling HOLY SPIRIT. “….Apart from Me (the Holy Spirit), you can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV). “…the body without (apart from) the spirit is dead…” (James 2:26 KJV).

HUMAN EFFORT DOES THE WORK OF HUMAN WILL. THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES THE WORK OF THE FATHER'S WILL. WHEN HUMAN WILL AND THE FATHER'S WILL COME TOGETHER; GOD CAN EMPOWER HIS WILL "IN" AND "THROUGH" YOU, BUT IT IS YOUR CHOICE TO SUBMIT TO HIS WILL. “it is God which worketh in [me] …  to will ...” (Philippians 2:13 KJV). “…Choose you this day whom ye will serve….” (Joshua 24:15 KJV). …"Father … not My will, but Yours be done" (Luke 22:42-43 NIV).

The human will works BEST and OPTIMAL, for God's GLORY, when connected with the Holy Spirit. …May … God … equip you with everything good for doing his will” (Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV).may he work in … [you] … what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ” (Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV).

The Holy Spirit EMPOWERS the human WILL to CHOOSE LIFE. “….Apart from Me (the Holy Spirit), you can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV).

When the HUMAN WILL is NOT empowered by the Holy Spirit it BECOMES overpowered BY SIN. “ … I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.  And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. …I [am] …a slave to the sin that is … within me (Romans 7:14-25 NLT). “… We know … the whole world lies under the power of the evil one…” (1 John 5:19 RSV).

“…Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? ….” (Romans 6:16 NLT). “… So, since we’re out from under the old tyranny, does that mean we can live any old way we want? Since we’re free in the freedom of God, can we do anything that comes to mind? Hardly. You know well enough from your own experience that there are some acts of so-called freedom that destroy freedom. Offer yourselves to sin, for instance, and it’s your last free act. But offer yourselves to the ways of God and the freedom never quits. All your lives you’ve let sin tell you what to do. But thank God you’ve started listening to a new master, one whose commands set you free to live openly in his freedom!” (Romans 6:16-18 MSG).

 “…If the Son…shall make you FREE, ye shall be FREE indeed.” (John 8:36 KJV).

The human will is FREED to submit, choose, and follow after the WILL OF THE FATHER THROUGH Holy Spirit again. “he that is joined (again) unto the LORD is ONE SPIRIT…” (1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV).

We don’t know how long the GOOD relationship, in GENESIS, between Adam, Eve, and God lasted BEFORE the UNION was SEPARATED.  “…And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground (body), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (spirit); and man became a living soul (soul)…” (GENESIS 2:7 KJV).  “….God saw every thing he had made……and, behold, it was very good…” (Genesis 1:31 KJV).

However long it lasted Adam and Eve could freely and voluntarily choose, on their OWN volition (will), to remain TOGETHER in the relationship with God or choose NOT to. “…Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches … apart from Me you can do nothing…” (John 15:4-6 NASB).

Mankind STILL has this God-given GIFT of CHOICE to this VERY day. “… A man can RECEIVE nothing, except it be GIVEN HIM FROM HEAVEN…” (John 3:27 KJV). “….every good gift and every perfect gift is from above ...” (James 1:17 KJV).  “…It is the same and only Holy Spirit who gives all these gifts … (1 Corinthians 12:4-11 NLT). “…What do you have that God hasn’t given you? (1 Corinthians 4:7 NLT). “…therefore choose LIFE” (Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV).

God has NOT taken man’s human will back. “…I am the Lord, I change NOT…” (Malachi 3:6 KJV).  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever…” (Hebrews 13:8 NIV). Therefore, “…Choose you this day whom ye will serve….” (Joshua 24:15 KJV).

Human WILL is invincible and alive when empowered by the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, but it is FINITE and DEADLY without it. “… I want to do what is right, but I can’tI [am] …a slave to the sin that is … within me (Romans 7:14-25 NLT). But, “…I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). “….Apart from … [the Holy Spirit] … [I] … can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV). “…the body without (apart from) the spirit is dead…” (James 2:26 KJV).

What happens when the human WILL ACTS independently of the HOLY SPIRIT? “…I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t….I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. (Romans 7:14-25 NLT).

Before the very first recorded ACT of human will, God downloaded some WORDS to Adam and Eve: “…of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: BUT of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil THOU SHALT NOT EAT OF IT …[or] … thou shalt surely die…” (Genesis 2:16-17 KJV).

Satan, who can’t download spiritual truths, but can suggest deadly carnal LIES came along SAYING:  “…ye shall not surely die.…” (Genesis 3:4-5 KJV).

 “…The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. ” (Genesis 3:1-7 NLT).

The exercise of the woman’s human WILL was MAJOR. She voluntarily and willingly chose independent of God’s downloaded WORDS to her. “…the tree of the knowledge of good and evil THOU SHALT NOT EAT OF IT … [or] … thou shalt surely die…” (Genesis 2:16-17 KJV).  It was CATATROPHIC. “… she took some of the fruit and ate it. ” (Genesis 3:1-7 NLT).

The human WILL, without the Spirit, can ONLY choose DEATH. The CHOICES for death are WIDE and VARIED, but the CHOICE for LIFE is narrow. “…Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it…” (Matthew 7:13-14 NASB).Jesus saith…I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6 KJV). “…choose LIFE” (Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV).

Eve’s CHOICE ALTERED her path. Her CHOICE KILLED her UNION with God and reduced the human will to a dictatorship. “… ONE sinner destroy[ed]… MUCH GOOD” (Ecclesiastes 9:18 NASB).

Eve’s human WILL CHOOSE willingly and voluntarily the PATH of DEATH, which is ANY path that is NOT GOD’s path or the path of LIFE. “…the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it …” (Matthew 7:13-14 NASB). “…There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways (paths) of DEATH...” (Proverbs  14:20 KJV). “…THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK unto you, … they are LIFE….” (John 6:63 KJV).

 Mankind DIED - the ONLY death that really matters - at “THAT” very moment (when Adam and Eve ate the apple) as God’s WORD HAD downloaded (and foretold). Thou shalt surely die…” (Genesis 2:16-17 KJV).

 [Eve’s] … iniquities (as a result of her independent human will choosing the path of death) … [immediately] … separated [her]… from God” (Isaiah 59:2 KJV). “…Every man (or woman) is tempted, when … [they are] … drawn away of his own lust (human will or what YOU want or choose), and enticed. Then when lust (human will or what YOU wanted or choose) hath conceived, it BRINGETH FORTH SIN: and sin, when it is finished, BRINGETH FORTH DEATH…” (James 1:13-15 NLT).

 THAT day “Sin entered into the world, and DEATH through sin, and so DEATH passed to all men—“(Romans 5:12 KJV). “…SIN IS the transgression of the law….” (1 John 3:4 KJV). “…The wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23 KJV).

 “…God asked the woman, “What have you done?” (Genesis 3:7-13 NLT). “… ONE sinner destroy[ed] … MUCH GOOD” (Ecclesiastes 9:18 NASB). “[They were] …separated … from God …” (Isaiah 59:2 KJV). They were NOW “…DEAD in trespasses and sin…” (Ephesians 2:1 KJV). “Through … [Adam and Eve] … sin entered into the world, and DEATH through sin, and so DEATH passed to all men—“(Romans 5:12 KJV). NOW “…All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…” (Romans 3:23).

God knew he loved Adam and Eve, and Adam and Eve really believed they loved God too, until they were tested. “…If you love me, you will KEEP my commandments…” (John 14:15).

This is the KEY to using the human will to CHOOSE, even when it comes to LOVING God: DEPEND completely on the indwelling SPIRIT.. “….Apart from … [the Holy Spirit] … you can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV). “…I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t….I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. (Romans 7:14-25 NLT).

Thus, “…The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’” “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her ” (Genesis 3:1-7 NLT).

 “…So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too…” (Genesis 3:1-7 NLT).  

IMMEDIATELY, Adam, Eve, and ALL of mankind became “…separated from the LIFE of God…” (Ephesians 4:18 NIV). SPIRITUAL DEATH IS SEPARATION FROM GOD. ALL PEOPLE ARE BORN INTO THE WORLD SEPARTED FROM GOD. LEADING SOMEONE TO CHRIST RESTORES THEM BACK TO GOD AND HE HOLY SPIRIT IS POURED INTO THEIR HEARTS GIVING BIRTH TO SPIRITUAL "LIFE" AGAIN! 

God downloads (instructs) his WORD. Jesus speaks his instructions, and the Holy Spirit does the WORK. “…in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die…” (Genesis 2:16-17 KJV). “…At that moment their eyes were opened” (Genesis 3:1-7 NLT).  “… [They immediately] … separated from the LIFE of God…” (Ephesians 4:18 NIV).

 “…God asked the woman, “What have you done?” (Genesis 3:7-13 NLT). “… ONE sinner destroy[ed]… MUCH GOOD” (Ecclesiastes 9:18 NASB).

God, the INDWELLING Holy Spirit (the MUCH good) SEPARATED from mankind. Mankind DIES the only DEATH that matters. “…And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground (Body) … [but] … the breath of life (Spirit) … [separated] … and man became a … [dead] … soul (Soul) …” (GENESIS 2:7 KJV). “…the body without (apart from) the spirit is dead…” (James 2:26 KJV).  “… MUCH GOOD … [was destroyed]” (Ecclesiastes 9:18 NASB).

Mankind USED his or her HUMAN will to CHOSE death from the book of Genesis. When restored to God again, they can depend upon the indwelling Holy Spirit to empower their HUMAN WILL to choose the paths of LIFE. “… I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19). God “does whatever pleases him…” (Psalms 115:3 NIV).  “….let us make manafter our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26 KJV). “…Choose you this day whom ye will serve….” (Joshua 24:15 KJV).

There are really ONLY two CHOICES: LIFE or God’s path and DEATH or the human path. “… I have set before you life and death … therefore choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19).

When HUMAN WILL was first CREATED, along with everything else, it was VERY GOOD. “….God saw every thing he had made……and, behold, it was very good…” (Genesis 1:31 KJV).

What MADE human will GOOD was its connection with the Holy Spirit. “…GOD IS SPIRIT…” (John 4:24 KJV). “…The fruit of the Spirit is goodness…” (Galatians 5:22-23 KJV). “…Renew my life with your goodness” (Psalms 119:40 NASB).

Apart from the Holy Spirit the human will is NOT GOOD. ….there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not?” (Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV). And finally know, “there is none good but one, that is, God” (Mark 10:18 KJV). “…GOD IS SPIRIT…” (John 4:24 KJV). “ … We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags…” (Isaiah 64:6 NLT).

What can MAKE human will WHOLE again and RESTORE or CONNECT it to God; the indwelling HOLY SPIRIT? “….LET US MAKE man … after our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26 KJV). “…in his OWN image…..male and female created he them…” (Genesis 1:27 KJV). “…And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground (body), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (spirit); and man became a living soul (soul)…” (GENESIS 2:7 KJV). “…May God himself, … make you holy and whole, put you together … [again]—spirit, soul, and body” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 MSG).

Who can return human will BACK to God’s original, created “image” and “likeness” that was ONCE so VERY good? “….God saw every thing he had made……and, behold, it was very good…” (Genesis 1:31 KJV).

The ANSWER: “…Jesus Christ maketh thee whole…” (Acts 9:34 KJV). “…If any man be in Christ, he is … [MADE] … a NEW creature ” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). “… [because] … all things are … [MADE] … NEW…” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). “…I will put a new spirit “in” you  …” (Ezekiel 36:26 NLT).

Therefore, “…May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 MSG).

God WANTED “YOU” back in UNION with him. Thus, “...HE GAVE his only begotten Son” (John 3:16 KJV).

GOD downloaded his WORDS of LOVE to YOU through JESUS Christ. “…Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (substitute, intervention) for our sins.” (1 John 4:10 KJV).

The POWER of the Holy Spirit made it possible for you to be restored to the UNION with God. “… he that is joined (attached) unto the LORD is ONE SPIRIT…” (1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV).

The FATHER’s (God) WORD (Jesus) is POWERful (Holy Spirit). “…THERE ARE THREE that bear record in heaven, the Father (GOD), the Word (JESUS), and the Holy Ghost (POWER): and THESE THREE ARE ONE.…” (1 JOHN 5:6-8 KJV).

 “…God SO LOVED the world, that he GAVE” (John 3:16 KJV).…God ….GAVE his only begotten (specially created) Son” (John 3:16 KJV).   “…NOT that we loved God, but that HE LOVED US... (1 John 4:10 KJV). ….HE FIRST LOVED US” (1 John 4:19 ASV).

The PROOF of God’s LOVE is this: “… he  SENT HIS SON to be the propitiation for our sins…” (1 John 4:10 KJV).

GOD “SPARED NOT his own Son, but DELIVERED him up FOR US ALL” (Romans 8:32 KJV). God SHOWED HIS GREAT LOVE FOR US by “SENDING” Christ to die for us WHILE we were still sinners” (Romans 5:7-9 NLT). “…There is no GREATER LOVE than to lay down one’s life…” (John 15:13 NLT).

God’s LOVE is enough to COVER over ALL that separates YOU from him. “…Love COVERETH a multitude of sins…” (Proverbs 10:12, 1 Peter 4:8 ASV).

God’s LOVE is enough to forgive every single sin, big or small, and cleanse (FREE) you from all of them just to bring you to HIM again. “…If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to FORGIVE us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness…” (1 John 1:9 KJV).

God’s LOVE is enough to ERASE and ERADICATE your record of wrongs and promises NEVER to remember them again. lovekeeps NO RECORD of wrongs. ” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 NIV). “…I will … remember their sins NO MORE…" (Hebrews 8:12 NIV).   

God’s LOVE, for YOU, is enough to last your WHOLE life and ALL eternity. He has “….loved [you]...with an EVERLASTING love….” (Jeremiah 31:3 KJV).  ALove … [that] … never FAILS….” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 NIV).

God’s LOVE, for you, is so GREAT that he created a begotten SON; to be a living sacrifice in order to bring you BACK to him. “…Christ also hath once SUFFERED for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might BRING US … [back] … to God…” (1 Peter 3:18 KJV).

God’s LOVE, for you, NEVER weans, wavers, or is faithless. “… The … FAITHFUL love of the Lord, [for you], NEVER ENDS...!”(Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT).

However, to FULLY benefit from God’s LOVE it requires you to exercise your human will by CHOOSING to RECEIVE God’s provision for RESTORING the UNION with him, which is through SALVATION in Jesus Christ, the SAVIOR. “…the promise is received by faith…” (Romans 4:16 NLT). “… AS MANY as received him, to them GAVE THE POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD …” (John 1:12 KJV).

HOW do you GET the INDWELLING SPIRIT back and become RESTORED to the original, created “image” and “likeness” of God or WHOLENESS? CHOOSE to: Confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and BELIEVE IN THINE HEART that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be SAVED…” (ROMANS 10:9 KJV). “…For WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVETH unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made UNTO SALVATION…” (Romans 10:10 KJV).  “…For WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED…” (Romans 10:13 KJV). “…REPENT ye therefore, and BE CONVERTED, that your sins may be blotted out …” (Acts 3:19 KJV).

 “…Christ hath REDEEMED usThat the “BLESSING of Abraham” might come on … [US] … through Jesus Christ; that WE MIGHT receive the promise of the Spirit through faith…” (Galatians 3:13-14 KJV). “…The Lord is that Spirit…” (2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV).

“… AS MANY as received him (JESUS), to them GAVE HE … [BACK] … POWER (INDWELLING SPIRIT) TO BECOME THE “SONS” OF GOD (children of God) … [AGAIN]… …” (John 1:12 KJV).  “…God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son “INTO” [YOUR]… HEARTS…” (Galatians 4:6 NASB). “…The Lord is that Spirit…” (2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV). “…the Holy Spirit gives birth to SPIRITUAL LIFE…” (John 3:6 NLT).

 “…God, in his grace, freely MAKES US RIGHT in his sight…” (Romans 3:21-26 NLT). “…I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth I DELIGHT in these things” (Jeremiah 9:23-24 NLT). “…HE DELIGHTETH IN MERCY…” (Micah 7:18 KJV).

“…God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were STILL sinners (Romans 5:6-8 NLT).  “… [His] … GRACE is sufficient for [you]...” (2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV).  “…For God SO LOVED the world, that he GAVE” (John 3:16 KJV). “…NOT THAT WE LOVED, God, but that HE LOVED US... (1 John 4:10 KJV). HE FIRST LOVED US” (1 John 4:19 ASV). …God ….GAVE his only begotten Son” (John 3:16 KJV).   

“…I am the Lord, I change NOT” (Malachi 3:6 KJV).  “…Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13 :8 NIV). GOD’S “…Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres, Love never fails…” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 NIV).  

 … [Nothing] … will be able to separate … [you] … from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:31-39 NASB). God, through Christ, has “….loved [you]...with an everlasting love….” (Jeremiah 31:3 KJV). “…God is love…” (1 John 4:4-8 KJV). “….CONTINUE IN MY LOVE….” (JOHN 15:9 KJV).  “…Love … the perfect BOND of UNITY...” (Colossians 3:14 NASB).

The indwelling HOLY SPIRIT is God. “…GOD IS SPIRIT…” (John 4:24 KJV). “…The Spirit of God dwell[s]… in you…” (Romans 8:9 KJV).  “…Jesus Christ is in you” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV).

The indwelling HOLY SPIRIT is PROOF of a restored soul. ….He restoreth my soul….” (PSALM 23:1-3 NLT).I will restore…” (Jeremiah 30:17 KJV).  God is a “…restorer of thy life…” (Ruth 4:15 KJV). “…the Holy Spirit gives birth to SPIRITUAL LIFE” (John 3:6 NLT).

The indwelling HOLY SPIRIT is PROOF of a restored UNION with God. “…The believers were filled WITH … the … [INDWELLING] … Holy Spirit…” (Acts 13:51-52 NLT). “…He [or she]… that is joined unto the Lord is ONE SPIRIT….” (1 Corinthians 6:17).

“…Jesus Christ maketh thee whole…” (Acts 9:34 KJV). “…If any man be in Christ, he is a NEW creature ” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). “… [because] … all things are … [MADE] … NEW…” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). “…I will put a new spirit in you…” (Ezekiel 36:26 NLT).

Therefore, “…May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together …[again]… —spirit, soul, and body” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 MSG).

 You may EXIST, you may be physically ALIVE, and you may be BREATHING, but you can ONLY be spiritually DEAD or ALIVE!!! “…the body without (apart from the indwelling Spirit) the spirit is dead!!!…” (James 2:26 KJV).

“….let us make manafter our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26 KJV). He gave you his Spirit. “… [He] … breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (spirit)…” (GENESIS 2:7 KJV).

God gave you a will, although on a much, much smaller scale than his sovereign will. God “does whatever pleases him…” (Psalms 115:3 NIV).

God gave you a SOUL which included a mind capable of receiving God's instructions, which are meant to INFLUENCE, DIRECT, and EMPOWER your LIFE with abundant, loving GOODNESS. “…The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Your servant is warned. In keeping them there is great reward …” (Psalm 19:7-11 NASB).

The indwelling HOLY SPIRIT is also God’s WORD. “…GOD IS SPIRIT…” (John 4:24 KJV). “…THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK unto you … they ARE SPIRIT….” (John 6:63 KJV). “…The Spirit of God dwell[s]… in you…” (Romans 8:9 KJV). “…Jesus Christ is … [in] … you” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV).

“…THE WORDS (from Jesus, instructions from God) THAT I SPEAK unto you, they ARE SPIRIT … and they are LIFE….” (John 6:63 KJV). “… I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19) OR “…Choose you this day whom ye will serve….” (Joshua 24:15 KJV).