Roman 8:9 says "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be that the spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the spirit of Christ, he is none of his".
It is not possible to live the Christian life if you do not have the holy spirit in your life. The kind of life you live would not even be aligned to Christianity. You cannot claim to know God or love Jesus if you do not have the holy spirit. A Christian who doesn't have the holy spirit is vulnerable to Satan, his attacks, manoeuvres and manipulations.
In Matthew 12:43-44, Jesus explained the signs of someone who doesn't have the holy spirit, he said "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished."
A person who is born again but lacks the holy spirit has his spirit swept and garnished but is empty. As a result, a person like this can easily be tempted and fall into sin. He'd be unable to resist all that he longs for in the flesh and keep away from evil. It is therefore only through the holy spirit that you can fight these temptations and carnal desires. Romans 8:13 says "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live."
It is impossible to have the character of Jesus Christ if you do not have the holy spirit. It was important for Jesus himself to have the holy spirit. Even the apostles had the holy spirit. You will live an empty life if you do not have the holy spirit. Make it a point that you receive it today.
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