3278 Holy Spirit, indwelling of

3278 Holy Spirit, indwelling of

The Holy Spirit dwells within Jesus Christ and his disciples. Recognisable results in believers’lives include Christlikeness and the fruit of the Spirit.

The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the OT

Ge 41:38; Ex 35:31 See also Nu 27:18; 1Sa 10:6-7; Isa 59:21; Hag 2:5

The Holy Spirit indwells Jesus Christ

Isa 11:2; Mt 12:18; Isa 42:1; Lk 4:18; Isa 61:1; Ac 10:38

The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is promised to believers

Jn 14:17 See also Eze 36:27; Eze 37:14

The Holy Spirit indwells believers

2Ti 1:14 Believers are described as the temple of the Holy Spirit: 1Co 3:16; 1Co 6:19
Eph 2:22; 1Jn 2:27; 1Jn 3:24

Results of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling in believers

The Holy Spirit guarantees life Ro 8:11 See also Eze 37:14; Jn 7:38-39

The Holy Spirit assures believers that they belong to God Ro 8:14-16 See also 2Co 1:21-22; Gal 4:6; Eph 1:13-14; 1Jn 4:13

Wisdom and insight are received Ge 41:38; Dt 34:9 fn; Da 4:8-9,18; Da 5:11,14

Strength is received Eph 3:16

Preaching and public testimony is aided Mt 10:20 pp Mk 13:11 pp Lk 12:12; Ac 4:8-12; Ac 5:29-32

The moral law is obeyed Eze 36:27; Ro 8:4-5,13; Gal 5:16

The fruit of the Spirit is displayed Gal 5:22-23 See also Ro 5:5; Ro 14:17; Ro 15:13,30

Those without the Holy Spirit’s indwelling are not Christlike

Gal 5:17; Jude 18-19

See also

3035Holy Spirit, presence of
3251Holy Spirit, filling with
3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
3257Holy Spirit, gift of
3269Holy Spirit in Christ
3287Holy Spirit, sealing of
3290Holy Spirit, life-giver
4018life, spiritual
6744sanctification
7115children of God
8104assurance
8206Christlikeness