There are times in life when we become aware the Lord is orchestrating events around us, and this becomes even more apparent when we start walking with Him. Today we’re looking at a number of verses in His word where God reveals He resides inside His believers. No doubt, for each verse listed below there are numerous others!
For the sake of time and space, we’ve listed but a few of the times God reassures us that He lives inside of us. What comfort that’s brought to me countless times!
The flipside of this is the tragedy that some people don’t have the same luxury because they’ve bought into lies of others in whom they’ve placed their trust.
The Mormons, my beloved people, have done just that by following a man who decided to hate the Bible, and therefore, God Himself as well. It’s clear in the writings of his own prophecies from a false god that his goal was to lead people away from the Lord, not to Him.
I was reminded of how empty my everyday life was before I became a Christian after speaking with my mother not long ago. Long story short, she obviously wasn’t aware Jesus could calm her nerves during times of distress. Oh be still my heart…
We thought it’d be good to have a few verses on hand to share with your Mormon friends/loved ones. Be sure to point out how often God reassures us of His Holy Spirit residing inside of us – and remember beloved – unbelievers can already see there’s something different in your life than their own.
Above all things, we pray it brings glory to Him, and the Mormon people will come to a saving knowledge of Christ Jesus and Him crucified.
—Doctrine and Covenants 130:3, 22 “John 14:23—The appearing of the Father and the Son, in that verse, is a personal appearance; and the idea that the Father and the Son dwell in a man’s heart is an old sectarian notion, and is false. 22 The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.
—Jeremiah 31:33 “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
—John 14:17 “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”
—John 14:23 “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”
—Romans 8:10 “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”
—2 Corinthians 4:6-7 “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
—Galatians 1:15-16 “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood.”
—Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
—Galatians 4:19 “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.”
—Ephesians 3:17 “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love.”
—Colossians 1:27 “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
—1 Corinthians 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
—1 Corinthians 6:19 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
—2 Thessalonians 1:10 “When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”
With Love in Christ;