When you become a regenerated, fully converted believer in and follower of Christ, your spirit becomes the home of the Holy Spirit…and He will never leave you.
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither know him: but ye know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you.” (John 14:16,17)
The Holy Spirit will not leave you, even if you sin.
How is this possible?
When the Holy Spirit comes into your spirit He makes a division between your soul and your spirit, and between your body (sinful flesh) and your spirit. The Holy Spirit does not inhabit the breeding ground of our sins.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12)
Therefore, should you go to a place where you should not go or do something you should not do, the Holy Spirit will not depart from you, but the following will happen.
- The Holy Spirit will convict you of your wrongdoing. This means you will feel uncomfortable while you are in error.
- Judgement will come upon you and you will suffer the consequences of that judgement. This means you will pay the price for your wrongdoing.
“…For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.” (Heb 12:5,6)
After you have been judged and suffered loss for your wrongdoing, repentance will restore your standing before God.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:8,9)
So, the next time you’re about to go where you should not go or do what you should not do, don’t for one minute think that the Holy Spirit will not be there to see you, convict you and to let judgement befall you.