Walking in the Spirit – The Holy Spirit’s Roles

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The Holy Spirit has several roles that He plays in our lives. Some of them require action by us and others are done regardless of our actions. It is important that we know them, so that we can better understand the Spirit and His ways.

The Holy Spirit’s Roles…

convict the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin. (John 16:7-11)

baptize we are not only to be baptized with water, but with fire. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a very powerful thing and NO believe should lack in this area. In many ways, failure to receive this power is what causes much grief in a believer’s life. ONLY the Holy Spirit leads us to a renewal and a deeper level with the Lord and an understanding that can give us. (1Corinthians 12:13, 30)

rebirth we are “born again” through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are no creatures in Christ. The old has passed away and the new has come. We no longer have to be ruled by sin. We now have the power to overcome sin through the power of the Holy Spirit. (John 3:1-8)

fill another job of the Holy Spirit is to FILL us with His presence. However, the only way this can happen is IF a believer ALLOWS Him to and yields to the Lord’s Will. Allowing the Spirit to control us is allowing GOD’s WILL to be our will. It means letting go of ourselves and letting God mold us into His image. This is something that is all based on our own will. The Holy Spirit cannot lead us UNLESS we allow Him to! (Ephesians 5:18)

restrain the Holy Spirit’s presence in this world restrains evil. We think it’s bad now…we have no clue! It would be a world filled with ONLY hate, lust, sin and an overwhelming wickedness the likes of which we have never seen. There would be NO good thing. There would be every evil thing you can imagine. There would be no hope. No mercy. Only Pain. Without the presence of the Holy Spirit this world would be run by evil and NO good thing would be here. Period. (2Thessalonians 2:6-12)

indwell he is IN us. The Holy Spirit indwells in us when we receive Him. He makes the Word fully known to us. Even David knew Him and did not want to be separated from Him! (Colossians 1:25-27, Psalm 51:10-12)

seal we are marked for lack of a better word…sealed as owned by the Living God. We are joint heirs with Jesus Christ. This is a HUGE thing. We are God’s. NOTHING else can have us. ONLY the Holy Spirit can dwell IN us. No demon can harm us or possess us. (Ephesians 4:30)

God wants us to recognize the Third Person of the Trinity. God wants us to understand the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives. He wants us to yield to the power of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to lead us to a victorious and peace-filled life. He wants us to be FILLED with His presence.

Next time we will talk about being led by the Spirit and what that looks like.

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Let’s Pray;

Daddy God, thank You for Your Holy Spirit. Thank You that You did not leave us in a world without goodness and hope. Thank You for the Power that Your Holy Spirit makes available to me. Help me to learn how to walk in the Truth if Your Word. Help me to allow the Holy Spirit to lead me down the narrow path that YOU have laid before me. Help me to recognize His presence and yield to YOUR Will. Thank You for loving me and ONLY wanting the best for me! In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!

Your Homework

Memorize: It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us.2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (NLT)

Dig Deeper:

Study the Following Scriptures…

  • Psalm 51:10-12
  • John 3:1-8; 14:16; 16:7-11
  • Romans 8:38-39
  • 1Corinthians 6:19-20; 12:13, 30
  • Ephesians 4:30; 5:18
  • Colossians 1:25-27
  • 2Thessalonians 2:6-12
  • Titus 3:5

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