Psalms 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
King David had the honor of being the first person to make know to us the intention of the Godhead to allow the Holy Spirit to dwell within us as an individual, not a prophet, in a permanent state. This was only a revelation to King David. This was to happen after the price for sin was paid and the triumphant resurrection of the Lord had occurred. The Holy Spirit was a promise made to the New Testament believers. It was a priceless honor given to all who believe in the lord Jesus Christ. It is pertinent to note that King David had more than once experience momentary prophetic utterance of event that would have been a reserve for the Major Prophet, Why would David plead with God almighty not to take away the Holy spirit from him, but the holy spirit was not living within man at that time so why. David must have repented and forgiven before he penned this psalm. God influenced his thoughts and inspired him to utter Him, the Holy Spirit. Therefore, it is right to say the writing of those psalms was not immediately after the visitation of the prophet. Days or even months must have elapsed, and he had prayed and asked God for forgiveness before this time, hence the prophetic revelation of the gift of the Holy Spirit that will dwell within man. Let us remember God will never reveal His thoughts to a man with unconfessed sin in his heart, for God is a Holy God.
Comes in a measure: The spiritual thing about this wonderful person is that it comes in measure ad one can build on this measure to the brim, hence being full of the holy spirit. Luke 4:1 And Jesus, being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
ACTS AS A GUIDE: still in the book of Luke, we see the word LED. Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God; they are the sons of God. He does not lead many today. That is why we make a lot of mistakes concerning decisions in our personal or matrimonial life. The cramming the whole bible is not how we are led but the place of the holy spirit is to lead us into the will of God concerning our personal choices if we are willing.
EXCLUSIVE GIFT TO ALL BELEIVERS Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
A PROMISE KEPT: Acts 2:3-4 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
LIVES WITHIN YOU: Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
A PERFECT COMFORTER: John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
A TEACHER WITHIN US: John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
I want to stress and emphasize a basic fact; that the Holy spirit is a person and not a force. He is the third member of the Godhead. see John16:13, again He was used in Jesus announcement not It. That is why he can talk to you, guide you and comforts you. Do you have the holy spirit living in you? if not now is the right time as you read this.