A MOMENT OF CLARIFICATION WHEN USING NAMES OF THE GODHEAD
Let me insert a comment on using persons of the Godhead when talking about them in our heart. At times I say Christ lives in us, or the Spirit lives in us. But technically all 3: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit [all three being one] live within us. We call this the Godhead [all 3 in 1]. Each entity describes a role to play in our life, but all three are one. The Father is a fatherly role. He is Creator, All-Wise God, etc. Jesus Christ the Son, one and the same as Father, willingly takes a submissive role to the Father. He is appointed Savior, Lord, King. He is the way, the truth, and the life. He is the Door and the Word. He speaks for the Father, from the Father. They Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus. His role with God is instructor, guide, convector, revelatory, comforter, transforming power. So, when one of the Godhead is mentioned, it is all God but defining a particular role.
Everything God does He does as the triune God. Each Person of the Trinity is involved in every action of God. Yet at the same time each Person has a special role to fulfill in that work....There is no good that we receive from God but it is brought to us and wrought in us by the Holy Spirit. Nor is there in us any good towards God, any faith, love, obedience to His will, but what we are enabled (Ed: Note not "helped" which implies we have some ability and just need a little "push"!) to do so by the Holy Spirit. (Pneumatologia, Or, A Discourse Concerning the Holy Spirit)
living implies permanence. When you move into a place, it is permanence. And the Holy Spirit does not move in and move out. The blood of Christ once and for all provided a permanent base of living and operation.
It is also a marriage with us which has no divorce.
Jesus promised, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
- to glorify God
- to be used for His purposes
- to advance the kingdom of God
- I have no more energy lows
- I'm not as tired
- I'm not as grumpy
- I spend more time with those whom I love
- I have more desire and time spent with God
- MUCH MORE