The Believer and The Holy Spirit Pt.2

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The Truth is revealed through the Holy Spirit.

Nevertheless, according to John 16:13, “When He, the Spirit of truth, has arrived, He will guide you into complete truth since He does not talk on His authority but rather speaks what He hears and informs you of future events.” The truth about the Bible, worship, doctrine, and Christian living is revealed to our thoughts and hearts by the Holy Spirit, who serves as our spiritual guide. The Holy Spirit serves as our spiritual guide, going before us to eliminate spiritual hurdles and blockages while also accompanying us to disclose the reality and make everything evident and understandable.

The Holy Spirit instructs believers.

John 14:26 However, the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, who the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you. The Holy Spirit helps believers receive and understand God’s Word by opening their hearts to receive it. This also allows us to retrieve Scriptures or lessons from our mental “Rolodex” when we need to remember them, whether for ourselves or others. The Holy Spirit brings Scripture to our memory while we minister to someone, or even when we are ministering to ourselves, and we suddenly remember a passage that we had forgotten we even knew. The writings of the Gospels are very extensive. The Holy Spirit allowed the disciples to write the Gospels even though they weren’t taking notes when spending time with Jesus.

The Holy Spirit bestows gifts.

The believer receives spiritual talents from the Holy Spirit to use for the benefit of the church. 1 Corinthians 12:4–7 explains this in more detail. “There are several talents, but there is only one Spirit. There are various ministries, but only one Lord. There are several activities, but only one God is responsible for them all. However, each person receives the manifestation of the Spirit for everyone’s benefit: “But one and the same Spirit accomplishes all these things, giving to each one individually as He wills,” the Scripture added. Spiritual gifts are individual and provided by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit bestows on Christians various gifts, both large and small, to enable us to serve as Christ’s ambassadors around the globe.

The Holy Spirit gathers the fruit in our lives.

Still, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, self-control, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance; there is no prohibition against such things, according to Galatians 5:22–23. These are the results of the Spirit’s presence in our lives, not the results of our accomplishments.

Finally, the Holy Spirit persuades unbelievers of their sinfulness. The Holy Spirit moves permanently within us once we give in to that conviction and confess Jesus as our personal Savior. Once the Holy Spirit “moves in,” he uses spiritual gifts and the manifestation of the Spirit’s fruit to console, lead, instruct, and transform us. Understanding the functions played by the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer is a source of immense happiness, solace, and appreciation.

Now let us open our Bibles to John 14:16, where Jesus, talking to His disciples, said,

And I will beg the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may be with you forever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14:16-17)

The Greek term for “another” in the phrase “another Comforter” is allos, which means “of the same sort, or equal quality.” It refers to a different object of the same kind, order, or quality. Another Greek word translated as “another” refers to something “of a distinct quality.”

Therefore, when Jesus claims that the Holy Spirit has the same qualities as Himself, He is essentially imputing to the Holy Spirit the attribute of divinity. He is affirming the divinity of the Holy Spirit.

Greek’s paraklete, the word translated as “comforter,” meaning “one who would come alongside of you to take up your case, to plead your case,” or, as it is used in this context, “to aid you in any manner.” I will now pray to the Father. Another Comforter with the same qualities will be given to you and there to help you in every manner he can.

To be continued……