This is an incredible truth: Because you believe in Jesus and because of that simple childlike trust, the supernatural power of God – the same Power who raised Jesus from the dead – dwells in your mortal, corruptible body ( Romans 8:11 and 2 Corinthians 4:7 ).
You have the Holy Spirit. If you did not have the Holy Spirit in your life then you would not be saved ( 1 John 4:2-3a ).
However, you can have more of the Spirit’s power in your life. You gain more of Him by allowing Him to have more of you.
Before Jesus, the Spirit of God came on certain people in Old Testament times to empower them for various tasks. The first mention in the Bible is of Bezalel, who received artistic gifts ( Exodus 31:1-5 ), and there were many others, including Moses, Gideon, Samson and King David. These people received the touch of God but, because they did not carry the righteousness of the sinless Christ, it was not possible for the Holy Spirit to make them His dwelling place.
When Jesus rose from the grave the gospel was announced in all its glory. The New Covenant, with the promise of the forgiveness of sins, had been sealed through His blood, shed on the cross of Calvary. Now the promise of eternal life was demonstrated through Jesus rising from the dead. That is the point at which He breathed on the disciples and said that they were receiving the Holy Spirit ( John 20:19-22 ).
Fifty days later, at the Feast of Pentecost, these same disciples were baptised in the Holy Spirit ( Acts 2:1-4 ). They already had the Holy Spirit, through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection, but now they received a bath, so to speak, in the power of God.
And it did not end there. Some while later, these same disciples were filled again with the Holy Spirit. They received more power from above ( Acts 4:31 ).
As Christians, we are exhorted to be filled over and over again with the Spirit ( Ephesians 5:18 ).
Be assured that the Holy Spirit dwells in you. This is Treasure beyond imagining. Value Him. Do not take Him for granted. Do not despise this great gift ( Matthew 12:31 ). We need His power to endure to the end and, because we leak, in a manner of speaking, we do well to ask God to take over more and more of our lives and to fill us repeatedly with the Holy Spirit.