Ephesians 1:13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.

When we get born-again (make Jesus our Lord and Savior) we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit lives in us. We don’t have to work for it, fast for 40 days to get it, and we don’t have to speak in tongues to know we have it. It says it plain and clear, God’s Spirit is given to us when we believe in Christ.

What does this mean for us?

1. We are led by God Himself (Rom. 8:14). Even if every version of a Bible is destroyed, God will still lead us to a prosperous, peaceful, protected life.

2. We have power (Acts 1:8). God gives us the power to do whatever He calls us to do. We don’t have to worry about doing it in our own strength because it’s He who supplies the power.

3. We have a helper (John 15:26). The Holy Spirit will help us do whatever task needs to be done. He’ll help us figure out a problem at work, help us raise our children, and help us to do the will of God.

4. We have an intercessor (Rom 8:26). The Holy Spirit will pray on our behalf when we don’t know what or how to pray.

5. We have gifts (1 Cor. 12:4-11; Gal. 5:22-23). The gifts that are given through the Spirit will benefit the Kingdom of God and make us better people.

The Holy Spirit is in every born-again believer. Let’s live our lives through Him.