Stories about being possessed by demons, evil spirits, or ghosts are not usually considered good situations. But getting possessed by the Holy Spirit is all gooood! It means that we belong to God. It means that we are true children of God and He is intimately involved in our lives–now and forevermore.
When we are talking about spiritual matters, there are two subjects that probably stand out in many people’s minds–feeling in touch with God and having an assurance of life after death. That is why being possessed by the Holy Spirit is such a good thing.
Relationship with God
Life is not always that easy or pleasant. When things aren’t going good, it’s nice to be able to have family and loved ones to rely on. It’s nice to get some kind of comfort from those closest to us. Unfortunately, family is sometimes the cause of our problems in the first place.
Most of us feel the need to go beyond just family and friends for support–far beyond. We like the thought that God is there to help us. He is much more powerful than anyone on earth, so we are comforted by the thought that He could help us through the tough times. But a lot of us just aren’t so sure He’s really there, or that interested in our affairs.
If we are possessed by the Holy Spirit, we are the children of God. He is our Father and wants to be a part of our lives. He wants to be there for us just like any “good” dad wants to be. That’s good news.
For you are the temple of the living God, just as God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” – II Corinthians 6:16, EMTV
…you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children. – Romans 8:15,16
When we first believed in Jesus and got possessed by the Holy Spirit, we were spiritually adopted as children of God. He is always there for us now. Life will always have its difficulties, but our Father dwells within us through His Spirit. He can’t get much closer than that.
Life after death
Our relationship with God doesn’t end with death. When the Holy Spirit comes inside of us, He guarantees our eternal relationship with the Father. He guarantees life after death, probably the biggest “private” thought that people wonder about.
When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed in Him, you were also sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory. – Ephesians 1:13,14, HCSB
He has also sealed us and given us the Spirit as a down payment in our hearts. – II Corinthians 1:22, HCSB
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. – Romans 8:11, ESV
Are you possessed by the Holy Spirit? You are guaranteed an eternity with our Creator. It’s alll goood!
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