The Work of the Holy Spirit

There seems to be a desire by God’s Spirit to be closely associated with water, from the creation of the world, He is hovering over water, Genesis 1:2, and also in the creation of the church, He uses water, Acts 2:38-39. Jesus even talks of His Spirit as if it is like living water, John 7:37-39. Here are twelve ways in which the Scripture describe Christ’s Spirit working:

  1. Gives us eternal life, Romans 8:9-11
  2. Renews us in a regenerating wash, Titus 3:5 & 1st Peter 3:20-21
  3. Waters us, so that we never thirst, John 7:37-39 & 1st Corinthians 12:13
  4. Seals us and keeps us, Ephesians 1:13-14
  5. Unites us into one body, Ephesians 4:3
  6. Convicts us of sin, righteousness & judgment, John 16:8
  7. Sanctifies us in applying Christ’s blood, 1st Peter 1:2 & Hebrews 10:19-22
  8. Helps us pray to The Father, building us up in the faith, Romans 8:26 & Jude v20
  9. Helps us understand the Word of God, 1st Cor. 2:12-16
  10. Leads us, helping us walk with Him, Romans 8:4, 8:14 & Galatians 5:16-25
  11. Loves & Comforts us, 2nd Corinthians 1:4 & Romans 15:30
  12. Bears Fruit in our heart, growing the virtues of Christ, Galatians 5:22-23

God the Holy Spirit of Christ, brings repentance and brings about an awareness of when we are not doing the right thing, 2nd Timothy 2:25. He will begin to deal with the sins in our life and help us overcome them.  We are not the ones necessarily that conquer sin; God the Holy Spirit is the power that dwells in us to help us do this.  We can not possibly overcome sin by our own human effort alone.  This doesn’t mean that the Holy Spirit stops all the urges nor will He stop our returning to sin, but the Holy Spirit can remind the believer by His power in the gospel, to not engage in bad behavior and other ungodly acts.

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