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.
Hey, about all the the Holy Spirit does within us, would not that list be a good list of evidence of true conversion in a life of a person?
It would indeed Aiden.