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.
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If God is omnipresent is there anywhere He can’t be? Without God and His spirit, there would be no existence, He is the very context by which being exists. That is the very essence of sacramentality, it makes more sense when we look at Jesus in the doctrine of the trinity. The triune God. It isn’t wrong to say that the three persons of God are interdependent on one another. It is more correct to see how they are indivisible, because they are one, even in the incarnation.
So what we can understand then is not merely presence or absence of God, but rather the degree, to which we and nature can enjoy the intimacy of His presence. His spirit and presence are available to us at all times, it us up to us to say yes to that and orient our hearts to this freedom.