“This is how we know that we live in him and he is in us: he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. I anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so, we know and rely on the love God has for us.”
The testimony of the Spirit in us is the power to live in peace that passes all understanding. The reality of our relationship is rooted in the truth that God is with us and His Spirit dwell in us and gives us the ability to believe and trust in the power of God to give us a new heart and a sanctified motive to follow Him.
We have not taken this leap of faith blindly we have the witness of those that walked with Christ and sat at His feet. Men that watched Him heal the sick and raise the dead to life again. They participated in His feeding of thousands of people with one little lunch. They witnessed His power over the wind and waves in a great storm on the sea of Galilee. They watched Him die and saw Him alive after His resurrection. This is the recorded truth and testimony of His Apostles. Jesus the Christ came to save the world. He was Messiah. The sent one. The promise of the Father. Abrahams seed. We have reliable witnesses. Thank God for his unerring word.
God in us “the hope of glory”. He has chosen to fellowship with us by the blood of Jesus through the power of His Spirit in us so that we can rely on the love that He has shed abroad in our hearts.
“Oh, love of God how rich and pure, how measureless and strong.
It shall forever more and endure; the saints and angels’ song.”