What’s the Holy Spirit’s Job?

mar29How sad that many Christians don’t know who the Holy Spirit is or what he does. Some believe he’s some sort of force which they can use to speak in tongues. Others think he doesn’t matter much in the life of a Christian. On the contrary, he does matter and, as I’ve posted before, he’s a person.

First of all, this third member of the Trinity is our teacher. As Jesus comforted his disciples before he ascended to heaven, he said in John 15:26( KJV), “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will  send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which  proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”

Jesus also elaborated in John 16:13 (KJV), “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he  will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but  whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show  you things to come.”
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Furthermore, the Holy Spirit helps us discern true followers from false ones. Look at what scripture says in 1 John 4:6 (KJV), “We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us;  he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of  truth, and the spirit of error.”

The Holy Spirit likewise reminds us of what Christ said. John 14:26 (KJV) states, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,  whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all  things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I  have said unto you.”
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The Holy Spirit also comforts us but not exclusively in the modern understanding of the word. He strengthens our faith and assures us of what is true. Acts 9:31 (KJV) states, “Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.”

This post is getting lengthy so suffice it to say that the Holy Spirit has much to do with genuine Christians. May he open your spiritual eyes to all the Lord’s truth.

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Author: bruce Atchison - author

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One thought on “What’s the Holy Spirit’s Job?”

  1. The Holy Spirit also intercedes for us when we are unable to find the proper words or speak for ourselves.

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