Second In The Church Age
The Holy Spirit indwells the body of every believer as the sign of royalty
(Rom. 8:9) and as the principle of victory over the old sin nature (Gal.5:17).
Certain Old Testament believers were temporarily empowered by the Holy
Spirit for specific purposes. But the Spirit who guides the believer and glorifies
Jesus Christ (John 14:26; 16:13, 14), never permanently resided in any believer
prior to Pentecost because Christ's glorification at the right hand of the Father
had not yet occurred (John7:39).
"I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me shall find Me."
God, help us to read and obey Your Word, asking guidance of the
Holy Spirit for our lives.