“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His” Romans 8:9
Being a Christian is not just a mouth confession, it starts with the heart. If you do not have the Spirit of Christ, you do not belong to Christ Jesus. If you ask many people, are you born again? Their response will be yes, am born again, but their actions says otherwise. The truth is this; you may deceive people with your mouth, but you can never deceive yourself and God. Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied In your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”
Have you ever wondered; people that prophesied, cast out demons and do wonders in the name of Jesus are found practicing lawlessness, this is quite amazing! But nothing is amazing to God. “–Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His—for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” Rom 8:9,14
You may have being going to church all your life, or born into a Christian family, and you have learnt all about the bible (Head Knowledge), you can quote from Genesis to Revelation, you have even learnt how to cast out demon, how to pray and prophesy from childhood. This will not guarantee you heaven, if you don’t have the Spirit of Christ Jesus, you are still carnal.
“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” Romans 8:6
Our nation is where it is today, because we have so many people professing to be Christian only with their mouth, and not with their heart. Corruption and compromise is the order of the day. The Spirit of Christ is the Spirit of truth, of holiness, righteousness, and the Spirit of the fear of God. If indeed you have the Spirit of God, your way of life will definitely show us that you do, by their fruit we shall know them.
“For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live” Romans 8:13
You can make a U- turn right now, by accepting Jesus Christ into your heart genuinely or re-dedicate your life to Jesus, so you can have His Spirit living inside of you.
Just say this prayer, believe it in your heart and confess with your month you shall be saved (Rom 10-9-10).
LORD JESUS CHRIST, I CONFESS YOU AS MY LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOUR.
I BELIEVE YOU DIED AND ROSE AGAIN FOR MY SALVATION.
LORD JESUS, COME INTO MY HEART, FORGIVE ME MY SINS AND CLEANSE ME WITH YOUR BLOOD.FILL ME WITH YOUR SPIRIT. I RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE INTO MY SPIRIT
THANK YOU JESUS FOR SAVING ME. AM NOW A CITIZEN OF HEAVEN (AMEN)