How We Know God Is With Us
Posted: Thursday, July 23
2 Chronicles 8:11-10:19
Verse of the day:
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. (Romans 8:11)
In our culture, an engagement ring is usually presented as a gift by a man to his prospective wife when he proposes marriage or directly after she accepts his proposal. In other words, the person wearing the ring has received a formal promise for a future marriage.
In the same way, the Holy Spirit lives in you as a formal promise of your future with God. You see, the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life was not meant only to show you that God is with you. It wasn’t just to empower you to live for Him either. It was – and still is – a formal promise that, on the day of the resurrection, you will conquer sin and death once and for all, just like Jesus did.
You see, the Holy Spirit that lives in you is the same Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead and His resurrection is the guarantee that you will also rise. The Holy Spirit’s presence in you is a reminder that regardless of the circumstances you are more than a conqueror. Why? Because the God who conquered sin, death and the grave lives in you. Since you are in Christ, not even death can stop you! I encourage you to allow the Holy Spirit’s presence in you to remind you of Jesus’ formal promise – you are His and the best is yet to come!
“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later” Romans 8:18 (NLT