In His love and mercy He redeemed them

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

The love of the Spirit. – The Counsellor, the Holy Spirit – In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them.  In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.  Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit.  So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them.

We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. – Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession. – So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.  For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.  They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.

…The Spirit helps us in our weakness.

Ephesians 4:30 – Romans 15:30 – John 14:26 – Isaiah 63:9-10 – 1 John 4:13 – Ephesians 1:13-14 – Galatians 5:16-17 – Romans 8:26 (NIV)

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