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Since the death of Jesus, we can all have, in addition to the “human spirit” (Given to each one of us in the womb), The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is sent by God to guide and work with our human spirit, provided we ask Jesus for it, and we believe.
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This verse is an good example of the “Spirit” (Holy Spirit - capitalized) testifying with “our spirit” (human spirit - lower case), “that we are children of God”.
John 14:26; But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
John15 26; “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
Here is 3 different verses regarding "the Advocate" (Holy Spirit).
This is Jesus talking to His apostles just before his death "go away".
That the Holy Spirit ("Advocate") will teach all things and remind us of everything Jesus taught His Apostles.
That Jesus needs to "go away" so that He can send the Holy Spirit ("Advocate")" to us.
(NOTE: The "Advocate" is capitalized which indicates that Jesus is talking about God's Holy Spirit)
God will put His "Spirit" (Holy Spirit) within us (if we ask for it) during this, the time of Grace. Before this time of Grace there were the Laws of Moses (which existed before Grace, during the time of Jesus, and before). The Laws of Moses crippled people and reminded them how sinful they were.
John 16:13; When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
To help us follow the rules ("statutes") of God, we have His Holy Spirit indwelling us (if we choose) and speaking directly to us with messages from God Himself, (not of his own authority), which we can follow or not follow, since God is a God of choice.
1 Corinthians 2:12; What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
"What we have received" is "from God" and "not the spirit of the world" (lower case = "human wisdom"). Who will teach us "with Spirit-taught words" "spiritual realities" (in a way we can understand and which will be real to us). This is God's Holy Spirit working with us/human spirit explaining "spiritual realities". Aren't we fortunate, those of us who believe! (See 'FAITH AND BELIEF').
It is my opinion that God (through Jesus), after seeing all that Jesus suffered while here on Earth in human form, realized the genetic sinful problems inherent in bodies/brains given to us at birth were potentially overwhelming. That we needed more help especially in the face of mans evil in general, plus demonic influences. So, He gave us another part of Himself - in addition to the human spirit - to guide us. This is called the Holy Spirit and we do need to ask Jesus for it and it has to be under the right circumstances.
SUMMARY: THE HOLY SPIRIT: Since the death of Jesus, God has sent His Holy Spirit - through Jesus - to each of us who have asked for it and believe in Him. (See 'FAITH AND BELIEF'). It is this Holy Spirit that works with our human spirit to help us make better life choices which are then judged on Judgement Day. See 'JUDGMENT DAY'.
So those of us, who believe, can have 2 spirits.
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