In God's Word: God's Holy Spirit and Me

December 15, 2019 - The Holy Spirit is my teacher, my Helper."But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things." (John 14:26) The Greek translation of the Hebrew word for Helper is "legal counsel", so he is my guide and counsel through life.

The Holy Spirit has come to convict me and the world of sin. "And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgement." (John 16:8)

The Holy Spirit dwells in me. "Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you." (1 Corinthians 3:16)

The Holy Spirit is my source of wisdom and of the power of God. "These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God." (1 Corinthians 2:10)

The Holy Spirit guides me to the truth of God. "When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come." (John 16:13) The Spirit speaks to me of the things that God says to him.

The Holy Spirit gives to me the spiritual gifts that I am to use in service to the Lord. "To each is given the manifestation of the spirit for the common good. For one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophesy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues." (1 Corinthians 12:7-10)

The Holy Spirit is my seal, my legal validation of salvation. "In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory." (Ephesians 1:13)

The Holy Spirit intercedes for me and helps me in my weakness. "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words." (Romans 8:26)

Through the Holy Spirit, God renews me and gives me eternal life with Christ. "If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you." (Romans 8:11)

The Holy Spirit sanctifies me (cleanses me, removes all sin from me) and enables me to bear good fruit for God. "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh." (Galatians 5:16-17)

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit." (Galatians 5:22-25) 

"Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38)

"Because if you confess with you mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9)

All that the Holy Spirit does each day for me, he can do also for you. 

If you will just accept Jesus Christ as Lord, you will receive the Holy Spirit as your own.