The Holy Spirit: He Dwells In You

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So many of you have had so many questions and intrigue about the Holy Spirit that I felt prompted to do a short series of teachings on the person of the Holy Spirit. So, beginning today for a few days, we are going to pause our series through the Gospel of John and focus on the topic of the Holy Spirit. (Don't worry, we are going to come back.)

Many of us have gone a lifetime without hearing a single message about the Holy Spirit. And Jesus in John has already made clear that the Spirit will be someone He will send to us to be our Helper and Advocate.

To live this life without ever recognizing this person of the Holy Spirit is foolishness. Most of us go about living as believers on our own power, our own ability, our own intuition, and never seek direction from the Holy Spirit. Thus, we get the limited results of a believer who lives life solely by their own power.

Here is the first thing we need to recognize about the Holy Spirit. He dwells in you and me. As we have already read in John 14:16-17:

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

This is something unique to believers. Only professing believers are indwelled by the Holy Spirit. This Spirit is the same Spirit that was around at the beginning of time, at the conception of Jesus, present at the baptism of Jesus, and fell on believers at the ascension. This Spirit dwells not in a temple made by human hands but in the temple of the body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 reads:

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Today, if you are a believer who has never really become aware of the Spirit, I want you to begin today by intentionally becoming more aware of the Holy Spirit within you. Here is how we are going to start. Confess to Him that you have ignored Him and His indwelling in your life. Confess that you have ignored His voice, promptings, and nudges. Confess that you have been living a believing life with little recognition of Him in your life and that you are ready and want to be more aware of who He is.

That's the first step. Tomorrow, we will take another step.


  1. In what ways have you previously ignored or overlooked the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life? How can you start recognizing and relying on the Holy Spirit's guidance and power daily?
  2. What specific steps will you take to confess your past neglect of the Holy Spirit and invite Him more intentionally into your decisions, thoughts, and actions? How will this renewed focus on the Holy Spirit's indwelling influence your walk with Christ?

DO THIS: Confess that you have ignored the Holy Spirit and you are ready to listen to him.

PRAY THIS: Holy Spirit, I confess that I have often ignored Your presence and guidance in my life, relying on my own strength instead. Help me to become more aware of You, leaning into Your wisdom, power, and love so that I may glorify God in all I do. Amen.

PLAY THIS: Lord, I Need You.

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100 thoughts on “The Holy Spirit: He Dwells In You

  1. Aaron Cox says:

    Velvet Ridge, Arkansas

    I am a believer of Jesus Christ and have been filled with the Holy Ghost/Spirit.

  2. Samuel Harrison says:

    Just catching up on dailies been traveling and not able to listen and so glad to be back with more understanding of the spirit thank you
    Vince great message
    Samuel Harrison Akron NY

  3. Sam Schoeppner says:

    Does the Holy Spirit have anything to do with speaking in tongues?
    Does every believer have the ability to speak in tongues, because of being indwelled with the Holy Spirit?
    Sam Schoeppner
    Port Trevorton PA

  4. Nick Hamilton says:

    I live in Evesham, Worcestershire England
    So I do not expect you to post me a copy of your book on Proverbs.
    Thank you for your daily devotionals.

  5. Eddie Ackerman says:

    Eddie Ackerman
    Becker, MN

    God, please forgive me for ignoring the Holy Spirit that has indwelt in me since High School, when I first said yes to Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I did a LOT of my believing life with my own power only and have only started to recently course correct and grow closer to The Trinity in my life. God, thank You for the gifts You have bestowed upon me in this life and speak to me through the Holy Spirit when I need to course correct again and help me to acknowledge Him in everything I do. Amen.

  6. Baltazar T. Andrade says:

    Awesome Devo Vince, thanks for going thru the Power of Holy Spirit in us.
    Balt Andrade Goodyear Ariz

  7. Mike Duffy says:

    Love your daily devotionals and have used them in my mens small group as conversation starters.
    Keep them coming.
    Mike Duffy, Lamar, Colorado

  8. Scott Martin says:

    Most of our Men’s Group listen to your devotionals on a daily basis.

    Scott Martin – West Monroe, Louisiana

  9. John R Comstock says:

    John Comstock San Jose, California. This teaching really reached out to me. I realize that I do overlook the Holy Spirit, thus I need to begin focusing on him more

  10. gonzalo correa says:

    Gonzalo Correa
    Santa Maria, CA
    Really excited about this short Holy Spirit devo’s… I’m leading a group of men on the Holy Spirit…

    Tomorrow we will cover… He convict us of Judgment, He convict us of Righteousness, Guide us into All Truth…

  11. Mark Becker says:

    Worland WY
    Thank you Vince for standing tall and speaking on the Holy Spirit 🙌🙌
    That is something that is truly missed in the “CHURCH” today😢
    God bless you🙏🙏

  12. Gerrit Boeck says:

    Thank you Vince. I’m looking forward to this series on the Holy Spirit!

    Gerrit Boeck
    Parks, Az

  13. Duane McPheeters says:

    It’s so encouraging and challenging to hear you speak on the Holy Spirit. Thanks Duane

  14. Jared Gatti says:

    It’s so clear by the response you received that the Spirit is lacking in so many churches today and it’s SAD. Dealing with this currently and in the past. Thanks for stepping up to educate us on the Spirit. Maybe one on what the church should be is next 🥳🥳🥳

  15. Dennis Burk says:

    I can’t fathom life without Holy Spirit! All my life I’ve been taught about, and been aware of His presence in my life. When Jesus left, He promised His Holy Spirit. Jesus sits at the Father’s right hand, interceeding for us. Holy Spirit is here, lifting us, working through us, comforting us.
    I’m shocked to read that many aren’t taught of Him.
    This will be an interesting week.

  16. Kelly Barnes says:

    I’ve enjoyed these daily devotionals, Vince. They’re a great supplement to my men’s bible study group.

    Kelly Barnes – Columbia, SC

  17. George Fehr says:

    Could I get 20 books to share with employees / friends .? I don’t want them for free. P.O. Box 895 LaCrete Alberta Canada T0H 2H0

  18. Mark says:

    Mark Wetters
    Hudsonville, MI
    God is speaking in so many ways the same message. May we learn to listen and follow the Spirit of Truth (Our Helper and Counselor.)

  19. Jeff Kuhn says:

    Thank you Vince.
    I’m excited about this “detour” and look forward to tomorrow and beyond.

  20. Brian Hays says:

    Great stuff Vince. Don’t know what you are missing if you haven’t called on the Holy Spirit.
    Would love a copy of the Proverbs book.

  21. Conrad Bushong says:

    I would to win a signed copy of your book “A strong man is wise” Proverbs. Your devos open my eyes wider every day, looking forward to meet you at Grace Adventures, MI. Conrad Bushong
    LaOtto, IN

  22. Tom Waller says:

    Tom Waller
    Baton Rouge, La.

    Vince, is the proverbs book like a journal or does it have the devotionals themselvles within the book. Thinking about ordering these for our men’s bible study but want it to be more than a journal.

  23. Seth Metcalf says:

    Love that you are doing this series. Your previous devotional really challenged me, and so did this one.

    Seth Metcalf
    Kansas City, MO

  24. Steve Hetzel says:

    Do a quick google search for Luther’s Explanation to the Third Article of the Apostles’ Creed. A bit too long to post here but a very good summary of the Holy Spirit and his activity in our lives.

  25. George Feathers says:

    Looking forward to revisiting the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

    George Feathers
    Bella Vista, Arkansas

  26. Brian Lobner says:

    Thank you again Vince,
    I knew about the Trinity and the Holy Spirit. Your message today challenges me to KNOW the Holy Spirit.
    Blessing to you,
    Brian Lobner
    Marietta, Ohio

  27. David Denowski says:

    We all need the Holy Spirit working in our lives. Bless you Vince for this study.

    Dave Denowski
    Peshtigo WI

  28. George T. Truesdale says:

    God Bless you Vince for the work you do in glorifying the Lord

    George T Truesdale
    4700 Ocean Beach Blvd # 319
    Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

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