Q: #540. In what ways does the Holy Spirit help Christians?
A: The Holy Spirit (spirit = Gr. pneuma, meaning “wind or breath”) is the 3rd person in the triune God. The Bible says that when a person is born again, the Holy Spirit comes to live inside of that person at that very moment; and if we have the Spirit in us, we belong to God (Rom 8:9). How awesome it is to think of God literally dwelling in our bodies! The Bible says that our body becomes the Temple of God (1 Cor 3:16-17)(1 Cor 6:19-20). When He comes to dwell in us, we are told that He seals us until the day of our redemption, and is our guarantee of salvation (Eph 1:13-14)(Eph 4:30)(2 Cor 5:5)(2 Cor 1:22).
In addition to these AMAZING things, here is a partial list of other things that the Holy Spirit will do for Christians.
Teaches us (Jn 14:26)
Helps us to witness (Jn 15:26-27)
Guides us (Jn 16:13)
Comforts us (Jn 14:16,18)
Convicts us of sin (Jn 16:8)
Directs us (Acts 20:22)(Acts 11:12)
Warns us (Acts 20:23)
Gives us joy, peace, and righteousness (Rom 14:17)(1 Th 1:6)
Helps us in our infirmities and helps us to pray (Rom 8:26)
Puts Gods love in our hearts (Rom 5:5)
Helps us to become more like Jesus (2 Cor 3:17-18)
Intercedes for us (Rom 8:27)
Gives discernment and reveals the things of God (1 Cor 2:10-16)
Gives spiritual gifts to each person (1 Cor 12:11)
Will write His laws on our hearts and minds and remember our sins no more (Heb 10:15-16)
Speaks to people (Acts 8:29)(Acts 13:2)
Speaks through people (Acts 28:25)
May we all as believers pray to be used in some small way by God to help non-believers come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and receive these blessings of the Holy Spirit.