The Spirit of God
The church is made up of people belonging to the body of Christ. It is not the building or the Institution "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands." (Acts 17:24)
"Don't you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?"
(1 Corinthians 3:16)
The Bible makes it clear that we are God’s temple and that the Holy Spirit not only dwells in our midst, but also within us. "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own..." (1 Corinthians 6:19) So if God's intention is to not only live among us, but also live within us, why are there still so many Christians not baptised in the Holy Spirit? If God clearly desires to be part of our lives and chose us to be partnered with His Spirit, why do we hear of countless Christians confessing to be The Spirit of God without His Presence? The answer is simple: DOUBT.
This is the only thing that can stop God from inhabiting our bodies. Some Christians believe that they have to reach a level of perfection before they can be baptised in the Holy Spirit. This is not true. God does not require perfection, He requires sincerity of heart. He requires a person willing to believe and seek Him wholeheartedly. "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13)
There are many people in the church who have already been baptised in the Holy Spirit, but they doubt in their hearts. They are waiting for something extraordinary to happen. They want to feel something happening in their bodies to believe that they've been baptised in the Holy Spirit.
Dear reader, if you believe -- God will come. The Bible gives an example of this in Acts 19. Paul travelled to Ephesus and found 12 disciples of the Lord there. He asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit when they believed. "They answered, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." (Acts 19:2)
Their knowledge of the Holy Spirit was non-existent, but when Paul spoke to them about Him, they believed and received the Holy Spirit. Just like that. We’ve received many blessings in the church: financial, healing, family etc.
Did you know that the very same faith that brought you those blessings could help you receive God’s Spirit? Remember that none of the other blessings you received will get you to heaven. They are temporary. Only the Holy Spirit can guarantee that. And when you receive the Spirit of God, people will see the difference in you -- they will see God in you.
God bless you.