The Holy Spirit is the Lord's precious Grace which only dawns when we truly surrender ourselves and submit to the Will of God.There are nine fruits of the Holy Spirit, which should grow as a result of being indwelt by Him.Extra benefits are reaped!
fill vase with water--ask kids to fill it with air (they can't)--why?--water is taking up the space--what could we do to fill it with air--empty water :: in the same we we need to be emptied of ourselves in order to be filled with the holy spirit
For be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, # Cor. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
faithful-in-christ: 1 John (NLT)But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own ? For you have been bought with a price : therefore glorify God in your body ." I Corinthians 6 : 19 -- 20