has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”. Then 2 Corinthians 5:17 continues with “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new”. So, if we have been justified by our faith and now sanctified through the Spirit we are free from Sin, the Law and Spiritual Death. The Holy Spirit allows us to have victory over sin. It allows us to be adopted into the royal family and we can inherit the rights of God. It also, let us know that we will receive more suffering in this Christian life but we have God and Jesus to help us through it because it only makes us stronger. Lastly, the Spirit let us know that we have a secure relationship with God and his love if we continue to have the faith in God. As believer to know all of this we must give God the praise and glory every time we get a chance to thank him, because he does so much for us own our behalf.
Romans 8:26-27 gives one of the roles the Spirit plays in the life of believers; and, that is in the area of intercession. Intercession can be defined as an act of intervening or mediating between differing parties, particularly the act of praying to God on behalf of another person . There are a number of instances in the Old Testament where the act of intercession is found. Whereas these were literal events, they also pictured the intercessory role that the Holy Spirit would have towards the believers in the New Testament. Below is an analysis of Gen 18 (Abraham interceding for Lot) and how it pictured how the Spirit intercedes for believers.
Importantly, “The Spirit of truth who ‘unveils’ Christ to us ‘will not speak on his own’” (CCC 687). The Holy Spirit is divinely self-effacing, in that he keeps himself in the background. Returning back to the beginning of our discussion, this is the opposite of the idea of “feeling” the Holy Spirit, for inherently, the Spirit points us away from himself and directs us toward the knowledge that “God is Love” (1 John 4: 8, 16). It is in this context that we are able to understand the Holy Spirit’s movement and work in the economy of salvation as a gift from God, out of God’s goodness and love (CCC
The Holy Spirit, however, does not have the primary spot in most hearts. “The prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience,” is the ruler of most individual hearts. Spirits come from two distinct sources. Every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ is of God, and every that does otherwise is not of God. The spirit that is contrary to Christ is antichrist, which is in the world today (I John 4:1-3).
The Holy Spirit comforts: John 14:16, And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Helps us in our Weakness. The Holy Spirit intercedes: Romans 8:26, in the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans. The Holy Spirit searches the deep things of God: 1 Corinthians 2:11, The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit sanctifies: Romans 15:16, to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Bears witness or testifies: Romans 8:16, The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
Just when there’s no hope for Humanity, The Holy Spirit (the third Godhead in the trinity) sent from the father as a promise to aid humankind to inspire and empower Theophilus (The ones who loves God) to spread the “Good News” on the Salvation of Jesus Christ. The necessity of the Holy Spirit is to increase effectiveness of churches and personal testimony and become witnesses in all the Earth. In addition, it gave the disciples a power to perform miracles and healing.
The Holy Spirit in you is a well of living water springing up into everlasting life, and this is the power that Jesus gives to become a son of God, or to be born-again. B. John 4:15, “15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.” 1. This Samaritan woman asked for the living water but she did not know who Jesus was and this revelation only comes from the Father.
The Holy Spirit of God is the active force or power in one’s life, which most certainly includes spiritual formation (Pettit, 2008, p. 46). When Jesus was speaking with his disciples he made it clear – by using the analogy of a vine and branches – that apart from him they could do nothing (John 15:5). Only if one is connected to Christ will they have the ability to bear fruit and the way Jesus empowers those connected to him is through the Holy Spirt that that father will send in his name (John 14:26). The fact is that the triune God dwells in the Christian in and through the Holy Spirit. One sees this when they place multiple passages together to gain a full understanding of this concept. For example, Jesus made it clear that he and the father would come and make their home with the disciple (John 14:23). In 1 Corinthians 6:19 Paul reminds the Corinthians that their bodies are the very temple of God because the Holy Spirit dwells in them which is similar to what Jesus said would happen when he sent the Holy Spirit after his resurrection and ascension (John 14:17, 16:7).
are two types of spirits: the Holy Spirit, which they proclaim to be the spirit of God, and the human
When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, He will guide and lead us into all truth to do all that Jesus has said to us to do, purifying our mind, body, soul and spirit by the washing of His word.
The Holy Spirit also brings conviction to the believer about sin, which brings Christians to repentance and right standing in the eyes of God. Without the Holy Spirit, people are not saved, but with this Spirit our bodies become a dwelling place of the Lord. The Holy Spirit is also a teacher, and with the Spirit people can rightfully understand the concept of truth and what truth entails, especially
To start our research, we need to ask a critical question at the very beginning : Who is the Holy Spirit? The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is a person. Jesus never referred to “it” when He was talking about the Holy Spirit. In John 14,15 and 16, for example, He spoke of the Holy Spirit as “He” because He is not a force or thing but a person. The point is especially important at a time when pantheistic tendencies are
In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit is the source of life and creation. The Holy Spirit worked in the lives of men that God placed His Spirit upon such as prophets and kings to perform His service. Therefore, the Holy Spirit was not given universally in the Old Testament but selectively and temporarily for service. However, in the New Testament, the Spirit grants life to God’s people and believers are brought to faith, in Jesus, through the sovereign work of the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the most forgotten part of the Trinity. A majority of westerners have had negative experiences with the Holy Spirit. People in the United States are more uncomfortable with the work of the Holy Spirit more than people in other countries. In result many Christians have eliminated the work of the Holy Spirit from their faith all together. The lack of interaction with the Holy Spirit has caused people to turn a blind eye to the mention of the Spirit in the Bible. In a matter of fact the Spirit is found all over the Bible. The Spirits role didn’t just start at Pentecost in the book of Acts, but in fact there is a trace of his activity since the Old Testament.
The Holy Spirit plays a very vital role in the lives of each and every believer; He can strengthen us with a strength that we cannot even begin to muster up in ourselves. He can bring us joy that we cannot even begin to find in the things of this world. He can bring peace to our lives more than anything that we can ever find on this earth. “The Holy Spirit which is primarily an energizing process, is also a revealing, refining, consuming, illuminating process, and one by which we are made to glow with love to God, and love to man, and love to souls.”