Holy Ghost Host

Inner strength

Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV)

You can and should take great comfort from knowing that you are a host of the Holy Ghost. This means that the very same power that was at work in Jesus Christ throughout His ministry, the supernatural power that raised Him from death to life, is at work in you today.

Now, it is not enough to simply have the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in you. Just as Jesus did, you must depend upon Him. Jesus did not live on earth in the strength of His own power. Rather, He lived His life in the strength of the Spirit of God, and He was totally dependent upon the Holy Ghost. He depended on the power of the Holy Ghost when He was tempted by the devil. He depended on the power of the Holy Ghost as He went about doing good. He depended on the power of the Holy Ghost while He was being crucified on a cross. And He depended on the power of the Holy Ghost when He walked out of the grave on the third day.

Jesus was victorious because He knew He was a Holy Ghost Host, and He determined to depend upon the power of the Holy Spirit. He never tried to save and serve in His own strength; it was the strength of the Spirit of God flowing through Him that gave Him victory.

That same power is offered to you and me today. Every man, woman, and child who has, by grace through faith, trusted in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation is a Holy Ghost host, which means that we do not need to depend on our own gifts, talents, or abilities in order to be successful in this life. Rather, we simply need to depend completely on the One who is in us, and when we do, we can be assured that our lives will be like our Lord’s life: a life lived in a power and strength that can overcome anything.

Remember, as a Holy Ghost host, the power in you is greater than any power that can come against you. No weapon formed against you can prevail. Think about it this way: If the perfect Son of God needed to live His life on this earth in complete dependence on the power of the Holy Spirit, it is safe to assume that you and I must do the very same thing. When Paul, writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, commanded us in Ephesians 5:18 to “Be filled with the Spirit,” he used the Greek verb pleroo in the present tense; that command could quite accurately be translated, “Continue to be filled with the Spirit.” Indeed, the Amplified Bible renders Ephesians 5:18 “Ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit.”

Christian, continue to be a Holy Ghost host, day in and day out, and you will find that God’s power will stimulate you to live a life that is truly and supernaturally extraordinary.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!


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