"IF THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELL IN YOU"

ROMANS 8:9-11

  1. HOLY SPIRIT INDWELT PEOPLE ARE ASSURED THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER "IN THE FLESH" (IN BONDAGE TO THE SIN NATURE) (8:9a)
    1. No Longer Mentally Pre-Occupied With The Ways Of The World And The Devil
    2. No Longer Dead, But Presently Experiencing A Vital Relationship With God
    3. No Longer Guilty Of Implacable Resistance To God's Law
    4. No Longer A Grief To God But Instead Bringing Him Pleasure
  2. HOLY SPIRIT INDWELT PEOPLE ARE ASSURED THAT THEY ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (8:9b)
    1. They Have Been Bought With A Price
    2. The Owner, Himself Has Taken Up Residence
  3. HOLY SPIRIT INDWELT PEOPLE ARE ASSURED THAT ALTHOUGH THEIR MORTAL BODY IS PERISHING, THEY ARE SPIRITUALLY VERY MUCH ALIVE (8:10)
    1. Paul Acknowledges A Concession And A Comfort
    2. Righteousness Must Prevail Over Sin
  4. HOLY SPIRIT INDWELT PEOPLE ARE ASSURED THAT THESE DECAYING BODIES ARE SOMEDAY GOING TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE (8:11)
    1. The Entire Trinity Will Be Involved
    2. The Believer Will Be More Alive Then Than He Has Ever Been Before