The Indwelling: An Introduction to a New Relationship with God
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A Biblical study of the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit, comparing and contrasting it to both salvation and being filled with the Holy Spirit.
Becoming saved, receiving salvation, accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, receiving the Holy Spirit, Holy Fire, the unction of the Holy Spirit, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, having a spiritual encounter or the indwelling of the Holy Spirit: are they all the same thing? If there are differences then what are they?
Clearly, a new believer is not born again into a perfect state of being. Once a person accepts salvation and the saving blood of Jesus Christ, they are only taking the first step on a long journey. The walk with Jesus is a walk of change and development. The walk with Jesus is a walk toward perfection as believers grows into the image of sons and daughters of God.
Although it is clear that there is a broad continuum of progression toward perfection (if that is even achievable) the Bible indicates that there are three distinct steps, or levels of relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. This has often been colloquially called "God above us, God with us and God in us."
Often people preach or teach about the power of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues or signs and wonders. Others emphasis the personal experience, change of life and development that comes when a person seeks after Jesus. Due to terminology differences, several of these experiences, relationships or steps are often crossed or mixed. This book compares and contrasts the indications and attributes of salvation, being filled with the Holy Spirit and being Indwelt with the Holy Spirit in order to clarify and distinctly define each one. If we know what they are, we can understand where we are and seek after one or more that we discover that we are lacking.
Too many people stop after the first step. Too many people stop after giving their lives to Jesus, being baptized with water, or receiving some form of confidence that they will go to heaven. There is so much more! Do not stop! This book shows the path to a higher plane, a higher walk. There is so much more than salvation or having some sort of Holy Spirit or Holy Fire experience.
Using direct references from the Bible and true personal stories, this book provides the necessary knowledge to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and maintain a Filling of the Holy Spirit (there is a difference between baptism and filling). Read this book to find out how!
God will only take you as high as you are willing to go. It is up to you. This book shows you the differences between these different experiences, relationships, steps or levels and the benefits of attaining a higher level. There is a closer walk with God, the indwelling of the Spirit, and it is available to you right now.