The Wonderful Ministry Of The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit lives in the hearts of believers

  • Romans 8:12-13
    So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh - for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
  • 1 Corinthians 6:19
    Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?

The Holy Spirit leads us

  • Romans 8:14
    For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

The Holy Spirit confirms we are His

  • Romans 8:16-17
    The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.

The Holy Spirit is our teacher

  • John 16:13
    But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

The Holy Spirit is our intercessor

  • Romans 8:26-27
    And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

The Holy Spirit gives us the boldness to witness to our faith in Jesus Christ

  • 1 John 4:4
    You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

The Holy Spirit draws us to the things of God until this life is over

  • Ephesians 4:30
    And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

In Summary

  • We are chosen by God the Father.
  • We are redeemed by God the Son.
  • We are sealed by God the Holy Spirit.

Scripture quoted is from the NASB translation of the Bible.