We as Believers, followers of Christ, are empowered/helped by the Spirit to overcome the world and, as His, the world has no claim on us until we forsake the way the truth and the life given us in Jesus.
The world tells us ‘You are it,’ you are all on your own, it is all about you. and the moment we believe all of that we start to charge through life independent of others, 10 ft tall and bullet proof, we have all the answers and we think we have no need of help!
At one time we all were of the world, dead in our sin; we lived it, walked it, and were involved in spreading it’s message. Live and let live, it’s all about me, if it feels good do it.
The Holy Spirit doesn’t need to help you in what you’re not going to do, so if you’re in rebellion against Jesus and refusing His right to be Lord, not walking in obedience; unwilling to take the Next Step, He doesn’t need to send the Holy Spirit to equip you for service. And, in your rebellion, you miss out on the joy that He brings, on the blessings that He desires for you.
The Holy Spirit not only teaches be but also empowers me to live the life of Christ now, enabling me to take the Next Step of obedience!
The Lord does not give me rules, but He makes His standard very clear. If my relationship to Him is that of love, I will do what He says . . . If I hesitate, it is because I love someone or something more than Him; I have placed something or someone in competition with Him, and sadly it is usually myself.
When we are obedient, we show God that we love Him and have more faith in Him than we do in ourselves.