The Holy Spirit dwells within every believer.
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19
In these two verses, the word "temple" is naos which means "holy of holies."
Just like the Spirit of God dwelled in the holy of holies in the temple of old, He dwells in us today.
We are now the holy of holies, the dwelling place of God upon the earth. When He moves to release power upon the earth, it doesn't have to shoot out of the sky somewhere - it comes from His people where His Spirit dwells upon the earth and it is released through prayer, through speaking the Word, through laying on of hands and through declarations and affirmations.
In John 7:38 Jesus said, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, “From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.’”
The more times we pray for a particular person or need, the more we release those living waters, the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish His work.
Never Give Up!
Adapted from Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets. If you haven't read this book...you MUST! It will revolutionize your prayer life.
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