Viewing the King James Version. Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Romans 8:16.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
8:16 The same Spirit beareth witness with our spirit - With the spirit of every true believer, by a testimony distinct from that of his own spirit, or the testimony of a good conscience. Happy they who enjoy this clear and constant.
Ro 8:16 The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. The Spirit of God is one witness to the fact. Our spirit is a corroborative witness. How do each bear witness? (1) Witness is usually borne in words, but not always. God's Spirit bears witness in words. See Heb 10:15. The Holy Spirit shows us how we must become God's children, and how to continue the Christian life. (2) It bears testimony in our lives by its fruits (Mt 7:16). Do we bear the fruit of the Spirit? See Ga 5:22,23. (3) Does our own spirit testify that we "mind the things of the Spirit"? (Ro 8:5). Does our consciousness recognize its fruits, inward as well as outward? If the testimony of our spirit is that what God's Spirit witnesseth of the sons of God is true of us, then they concur in the testimony that we are the children of God.
Herbert Hernandez's comment on 2013-12-29 12:41:48:
I believe that Adam and Eve had the holy spirit living in them when they where in the garden, but when they sin God took away the holy spirit and left then with a weak spirit and soul.in romans 8:16 when we turn back to God he sends his holy spirit back to live in us and to show us how to live a Christian life as a true believer and live our life according to his will. God bless.
Solomon Mmutlana's comment on 2013-10-27 13:39:37:
I see two spirits here (1) My spirit
(2) God's spirit
Now it is so good for me, once God's spirit can communicate with my spirit,and the first thing being,to let my spirit know that i am a child of
God and my spirit also agree to that.What a great
revelation to me!. It says to me in life two spirits are always talking but the thing is do they agree?Once they agree life becomes simple because we start to know God as our Father because
we are His children. Haleluya Amen
Dedria Medlock's comment on 2011-08-03 10:16:32:
I LOVE THIS ,TO STAY OBEDIENT TO CHRIST.I'M IN LOVE WITH THE "LORD" AND LOOK FORWARD TO SPENDING THE REST OF MY LIFE WITH HIM......:)
Share your own thoughts or commentary here...