Shortly before his death, Paul wrote a letter to his apprentice, Timothy advising him on the challenges facing his life and the life of his church, including the way to guard and use his spirit. When the God’s spirit witnesses with a Christian’s spirit, they can know something in a way that is deeper than just head knowledge that they are a child of God.
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The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.
But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
b For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.