The Church is the Body of Christ, and the Spirit is the Spirit of Christ. He fills the Body, directs its movements, controls its members, inspires its wisdom, supplies it's strength. He guides into truth, sanctifies its agents, and empowers for witnessing. The Spirit has never abdicated His authority nor relegated His power.
The essence of temptation is the invitation to live independently of God.
There is a spiritual law of choosing, believing, abiding, and holding steady in our walk with God, which is essential to the working of the Holy Spirit either in our sanctification or healing.
Look at it this way. If you choose which commands you will obey and which you don't obey, you aren't obeying at all. You are doing all the time what you decided to do.
Worship is a feast in which God is the host, the cook, the waiter, and the meal itself.
Dependence upon God makes heroes of ordinary people like you and me!
When someone acts weak, negligent, or casual in a duty - performing it carelessly or lifelessly, without any genuine satisfaction, joy, or interest, he has already entered into the spirit that will lead him into trouble. How many we see today who have departed from warmhearted service and have become negligent, careless, and indifferent in their prayer life or in the reading of the Scriptures. For each one who escapes this peril, a hundred others will be ensnared. Then it may be too late to acknowledge, "I neglected private prayer," or " I did not meditate on God's Word," or "I did not hear what I should have listened to."
If we get our information from the biblical material there is no doubt that the Christian life is a dancing, leaping, daring life.
The person who loves God cannot help loving every man as himself, even though he is grieved by the passions of those who are not yet purified. But when they amend their lives, his delight is indescribable and knows no bounds.