In John Chapter 7 verses 16 to 18 Jesus responds to a crowd that inquired of his wisdom, the people asked how does he know so much when he hasn’t been trained? His response was ” my message is not my own, it comes from G-d who sent me. Anyone who wants to do the will of G-d will know whether my teaching is from G-d or is merely my own. Those who speak for themselves want glory only for themselves, but a person who seeks to honor the one who sent him speaks truth, not lies.
It is important to know that Jesus did nothing without the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus was totally dependent on the Holy Spirits guidance. Jesus left a model for us, he being the son of G-d was totally dependent on obedience. Listening, praying, fasting, and learning was the lifestyle of Jesus and so was the lifestyle of his followers.
The absence of the holy spirit is death, we can do nothing without him. G-d is spirit and his spirit must be invited. G-d is not going to go where he is not wanted. I am a person that knows that on my own I am self destructive by nature, self critical, judging others unrighteously, envious, lustful, bad attitude, prideful etc. But when I am in Spirit of G-d darkness must flee and does flee.
To live in Christ is freedom, freedom from what you may ask? Freedom from yourself, freedom from living a world that is revolved around you, freedom from poor decisions, freedom from toxic friends and environments, freedom to live a brand new life, your given new eyes, a new mind, and the spirit in you comes to life, when Jesus is embraced in your heart.
Quick exercise I dare anyone to do this just say Holy Spirit come.