Romans 8:9-11 (NLT)
9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11 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 through his Spirit, who lives in you.

In these verses the apostle Paul talks about the Spirit of Christ that indwells in those who have accepted Christ on faith. He refers to one’s own sinful nature and how if Christ does not dwell within they do not belong to Christ. The Greek word for dwells, used in the King James, means to belong to a particular place of being. So Paul is saying if Christ dwells within you then you are free to live according to what God would desire from you.

Romans 8:9-11 is an excellent example of seeing God, Christ and the Holy Spirit together as the trinity. Paul mentions the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ and the Spirit. We find that God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit are all working to subdue the sin that wants to destroy our lives. God did not free us so that we might indulge in sin without regard to the future. Instead God gave His son Christ so that we would know the love He has for us. And He placed His Spirit within us to guide us away from our sinful nature. If you believe in Christ then as Paul says to each of us, we are not controlled by the sinful nature but by the Spirit. Pray you would walk with God and not let sin hold you back. Pray whatever sin you have in your life that God will help you overcome it. Praise Christ who has already taken away the sins of the world through His own sacrifice.