9 But [de] ye [humeis] are [este] not [ou] in [en] the flesh [sarx], but [alla] in [en] the Spirit [pneuma], if so be [ei per] that the Spirit [pneuma] of God [theos] dwell [oikeo] in [en] you [humin]. Now [de] if any man [ei tis] have [echo] not [ou] the Spirit [pneuma] of Christ [Christos], he [houtos] is [esti] none [ou] of his [autos]. KJV-Interlinear
9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. ESV
If you are not in the flesh, or in the carnal state, then you are in the spiritual state.
When you are in the spiritual state, or in fellowship, then the Holy Spirit controls your life.
The Spirit of Christ, is also referred to as Bible doctrine that resides in your soul, and by which your soul and your life or led.
If you lack Bible doctrine, because you have not learned Bible doctrine, because you have not taken the time to learn it by means of instruction in a daily study, then by default, your life does not belong to Christ or to doctrine or to God, simply because you have ignored the whole process.
Jesus Christ is God. Bible doctrine is the written word of Jesus Christ in the form of the written word. And by learning Bible doctrine, you in effect are placing Christ in yourself.
Bible doctrine is the mind of Christ. And learning Bible doctrine places the mind of Christ in you.
All unbelievers lack this entire process, and are therefore not in Christ, and therefore not Christ in them. They are unsaved.
All believers are saved, but after salvation they have an obligation to learn Bible doctrine and grow up within their spiritual life, in order to fulfill and complete their life.
The spirit of God, refers to the living breathing function of Gods word within you. And the only way to have Gods word within you, is to learn it by means of instruction on a daily basis.
Study [by instruction],
to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]
a workman [student]
that need not be ashamed [ignorant],
rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]
the word of truth [Bible doctrine].
If you can dream and not make dreams your master,
If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,
If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,
If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,
Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.
These studies, are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, that is easily accessible, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.
And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.
To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.
The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.
But you have to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.