How do we know if the Spirit of God is working with a person from the world (proving to the world to be in the wrong about sin, righteousness and judgment) or actually in them (You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.)? I refer to John 16:7-11 and Romans 8:5-8 John 16:7-11 Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. Romans 8:5-8 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. I guess when I read Romans 8, often I question whether I am simply am a sinner who has not been born again, but looking at the claims of the Holy Spirit about sin, righteousness and judgment, or if I am indeed born again and the Spirit is working in me, sealed in me 'til the day I die. I stumble so much. I have such a numb spirit toward God at times, and my faith is there, but it is so fickle sometimes. I'm doing all I can to receive God's love, but I don't think I can say I'm performing the first great commandment all that well, to love God with all my heart, nor the second commandment, to love others as myself. Anybody able to shed some light on this?