What Does the Holy Spirit Do in Your Life?
He reveals the truth about God to you.
God is a Spirit and you cannot know Him with your natural mind. The Holy Spirit helps you to know Him as He truly is and to understand His ways.
“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— ‘the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive’” (Jn 14:16-17).
He teaches you the word of God.
He helps you to understand it and to remember what it says when you need to use it.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (Jn 14:26).
But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him” (1 Jn 2:27).
He sanctifies you. He makes you clean inside.
He uses the word of God to reveal your sins and the blood of Jesus to wash them away in order to keep you pure.
“God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth” (2 Thes 2:13).
He gives you power for service.
You cannot effectively do God’s work with your own ability. You need the power of the Holy Spirit. This will enable you to be an effective witness for Jesus Christ.
"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
He helps you to pray.
He inspires you in prayer to make your prayer more effective. He also enables you to pray beyond your human natural ability.
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Rom 8:26-27).
He helps to mold your character.
He changes you to make you be like Jesus.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Tim 1:7).
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law” (Gal 5:21-22).
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinth 3:18).
This work of transformation continues in you until you meet with Jesus face to face at his second coming.
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