What does the Holy Spirit do?

Mrs. Carman began by asking the following questions.
  • “Do you know who you are?”
  • “Do you have a spirit living in you?”
  • “Do you want to know what the Spirit of God does for you?”
 
She introduced us to two verses, 1 Corinthians 6:19 and Romans 8:9. Why is it so important to have an understanding of the Holy Spirit? First, the Holy Spirit is in the child of God and believers infilled with the Holy Spirit allow them to live the Christian life.

What does the Spirit do in you?

Mrs. Carman gave off a list of the top ten things the Spirit has done for us.
top ten Carman#10 Helps you remember the truth
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” – John 14:26
#9 Helps us talk to God
“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 through wordless groans.” – Romans 8:26
#8 Shows you the way
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” – Romans 8:14
#7 Gives you the gifts to serve
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.” – 1 Corinthians 12:4
“All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.” – 1 Corinthians 12:11
#6 Sets you apart from the world
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” – Galatians 5:22-25
#5 Directs your paths
Acts 16
#4 Grows you up, gives you wisdom
“The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” – 1 Corinthians 2:11
#3 Convicts you of sin
“But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.” – John 16: 7-11
#2 Transforms you
“We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away.” – 2 Corinthians 3:13
#1 Guarantees Heaven is ours
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,  who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. – Ephesians 1:13-14

 

What can you do to the Holy Spirit?

Bad:
•Cause the Holy Spirit grief or sadness by going contrary to his will.
• Pull away from it.
Good:
• Be filled with it.
• Walk in it.
• Allow it to control you.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” – Galatians 5: 16
 
Article submittted by Liz Coats
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