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    Romans 8 v16. Holy spirit bears witness to our spirit that we r children of God. ?? How to understand this verse??
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    Wesley's Notes for Romans 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.

    People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:16

    Romans 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 Hebrews 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 (Matthew 7:16). Do we bear the fruit of the Spirit? See Galatians 5:22,23. (3) Does our own spirit testify that we "mind the things of the Spirit"? (Romans 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.

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