Monday, I had the privilege of speaking to our Westside Youth. I told them that when we were young and accepted Jesus we asked Him to come and live in our hearts. But that’s bad theology. He doesn’t live in our hearts, He lives at the right hand of the Father in heaven, where there is all power and authority. And that’s important because He then sends His representative to be with us and in us: the Holy Spirit. So all that Jesus is and all that He said and did, is deposited into us through the Holy Spirit. That’s why being filled with Him everyday is such an important prayer. He will give us the ability to hear God and walk according to His will.
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, (Luke 4:1 NIV)