The kingdom of God is...righteousness and peace and joy in the holy Spirit. Romans 14:17
To the great gift of forgiveness God adds the great gift of the Holy Spirit. He is the source of power who meets our need to escape from the miserable weakness that grips us. He gives us the power to be truly good, as we yield ourselves to Him.
If we are to live a life of sanity in our modern world, if we wish to be men and women who can live victoriously, we need the two sided gift God has offered us. First, the work of the Son of God for us; second, the work of the Spirit of God in us. In this way God has answered humanity's two great cries: the cry for forgiveness and the cry for goodness.