The Ministry Of The Holy Spirit

Have you ever been talking with someone and they would describe a worship service they had been in and they would say, “You could feel the Spirit?”
Or, someone may say they were “led by the Spirit” to do a particular thing?
What is the ministry and purpose of the Holy Spirit?
When Jesus was on earth, He told His disciples that when He left them, He would not leave them alone but instead, He would send the Holy Spirit to them. Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as an “Advocate.” An advocate is someone who helps you. Then, Jesus said the Holy Spirit would “lead us into all truth.” So, the Holy Spirit is our teacher.
In John 16:8 the Bible says the Spirit will “…convict the world concerning sin…” So, when we invite Christ into our hearts, the Holy Spirit comes into our hearts. Then, the Spirit begins working in our lives, sanctifying us and making us more like Christ.
So, the Spirit comes into our hearts at conversion and the Spirit guides us, teaches us and comforts us. If you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit lives in you… you just need to allow the Holy Spirit to control your life. Paul said in Galations 5:22-23, “the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness… ” So, if we are led by the Holy Spirit, the fruit of the spirit will be evident in our lives.
You may say, “I want to be filled with the Spirit.” Paul talked about that in Ephesians. He said, “And do not get drunk with wine… but be filled with the Spirit.” So, everyday, we have to ask the Lord to fill us with the Spirit.
Today, join me and let’s ask the Holy Spirit to help us live spirit-filled lives.

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