Absolutely Truman – I haven’t really written much on this topic myself but the Bible is extremely clear that God’s loving heart is always grieved when we consistently hurt ourselves. The only ones who weren’t were those living 2000 years ago while he was being crucified. When we quench the spirit, we’re trying to silence what God is trying to say to us or motivate us to do something by the Holy Spirit’s prompting. In Luke 1:15, John the Baptist was said to be "filled with the Holy Spirit" prior to birth, and the Holy Spirit came upon the Virgin Mary in … The truth is He’s always been for you, never against you and has never changed His opinion about you (Rom. He shows you that you are acting like someone else when you sin by convicting you of who you really are. If you think this post is something people need to read please give it a share. The Holy Spirit intercedes on behalf of believers. 1:22). And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Only Jesus Christ can successfully keep the law and live the perfect life. 2 — Deny the Holy Spirit. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you” (Ephesians 4:29–31). Eternal security does not depend on you or what you do, but on Christ and what He has done. Now, the Holy Spirit can’t do all the work for us. Answer: Of all the gifts given to mankind by God, there is none greater than the presence of the Holy Spirit. I think Titus 1:13 needs to be read in context… as you’ve highlighted here the prior verse is key… but the verse after even more so! I would recommend not looking at somebody’s shadow to get to know them. Conversely, those who live according to the desires or acts of the flesh are warned that they will not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal 5:19-21). 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. ~Ephesians 4:30. 3:14). Logically and in the context of time, one could not forgive a sin that has not yet occurred, but Jesus showed Abba clearly and fully on the cross. Paul knows what he talks about, since a few verses earlier he had been stoned and left for dead for preaching the gospel. On this, I would agree with you. The apostle John said, “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:12). Is there an area you need to rethink concerning the Person and work of the Holy Spirit? It’s important to remember that the Spirit will not prompt us to do anything that goes against Scripture. Paul foresaw that the Holy Spirit can become grieved (put to grief) by us, perhaps by our unwholesome words (Eph. Here is a list of 7 things the Holy Spirit most definitely does not do. The Holy Spirit personally guarantees your salvation and inheritance (Eph. We might fall down, we might get frustrated, we might not even see the point. Even long-time Christians might not know of all of the things the Holy Spirit does for us. The Holy Spirit is not trying to persuade God to enjoy us. 33 THINGS THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES 1. Thanks for your thoughtful reply Jordan. Then your beliefs, in turn, set the course for how you live your life. The number one example I can think of that people struggle with is in Hebrews where it talks about how God “rebukes” (convict/brings the truth to light) in order to discipline them…. Why? God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Hey Ben, great question – I too have seen a lot of amazing growth through terrible situations and I’m thankful for God’s hand in helping me mature through those situations. You’ll see we were never God’s enemies. The Holy Spirit is not reserved for super Christians; He's a gift to all Christians. Jesus sent Holy Spirit to be our Comforter, our Healer, our Teacher, our everything. Thanks for the encouragement Taiwo :) Appreciate it – it is a blessing! It’s not about your faithfulness but His. 4:19). The Holy Spirit is an integral element of the Trinity but many Christians do not understand what the Holy Spirit is not. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. Listed below are 5 things the Holy Spirit comes to do in the life of believers. The Holy Spirit does not come and go like goosebumps; He is with us always. The Holy Spirit plays many roles. Especially on the first 2 points. And do not live on past blessings or dwell too long on yesterday’s victories. From this understanding we can properly walk the walk of faith. The claim goes that Father and the Son are clearly personal, masculine terms, and therefore, they are revealed as persons. There is a reason you sense an internal conflict when you sin. It is the Holy Spirit reminding you of who you are. A case for the King James Version Randy White. I’m at your service for any more clarification, interpretation, discussion on this, as my comment is not intended to debate but to clarify the Scripture. He says, “You are perfect” thanks to Christ’s work on the cross (Heb. He leads and directs. He does not: 1. Now there is a post-condition according to Jesus, we have to forgive as well. So, when God wants to do something in your life, it will have to be by the Holy Spirit. Before Jesus ascended into Heaven he told his disciples he would be sending the Holy spirit and this is what he said regarding The Holy Spirit in John 16:8 says, “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” One of the ways we know God is working in our life is through conviction (not to be confused with condemnation. So now we have the full image of the Father revealed in Jesus. “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. Hi Jay – I’ve written about this quite a bit on this website. Enter your first name and email address below to get instant access. Jesus has forgiven all your sins – past, present, future – by the sacrifice of Himself (Heb. (1 John 5:19) In addition, we have to struggle against “wicked spirit forces.” With all these pressures in mind, we will consider two ways in which holy spirit helps us. There are many “new thinkers” today who are trying to present truth that is contrary to decades of teaching and if they are going to do that then they should be more than willing to explain fully what they are saying! The Holy Spirit, the Bible says, is the One Who garnished the heavens (Job 26:13). I think Phil is spot on in answering by saying that God definitely helps us in our difficult situations – after all He can be experienced strong when we’re weak – but He is not the one who gives you hardships or suffering for some mysterious reason. 43:20 - Is there a future kingdom to be established here on earth? Here’s my take on this verse. He didn’t come to persuade God’s mind about us, but to persuade our minds about God and what He believes about us. Holy Spirit does not lead us through fleeces. Log in, Sharing God's grace to walk in fullness of identity and power. 8:31). You wouldn’t wish that on them, why do you think God would? 1 Jn 1:9 does say that “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” This verse shows that God’s forgiveness is conditioned by the word “if” and upon our confession of our sin. Just because something sounds ‘nice’ doesn’t mean it’s biblical at all. Ephesians 4:30: “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” In this case the word grieve is used as a verb, meaning: “to cause to feel grief or sorrow.” In other words, the Scripture is exhorting me not to cause the Holy Spirit … If pain and sickness were from God to draw you to Him, pray that every family member becomes sick with cancer so they can all draw near to God. And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. It’s good to hunger as it shows us an area we aren’t aware of our fullness in Christ and we can renew our minds to the truth. What is something you were taught the Holy Spirit does that you’ve then found to be untrue? Desperation is the language of an orphan. Agree with allot of what you wrote here – great stuff ! The Holy Spirit's name describes his chief attribute: He is a perfectly holy and spotless God, free of any sin or darkness. (for more on this see – “God will not convict believers of sin!”. We can be satisfied. There is no pre-condition. - Isaiah 63:10. While it is true that Jesus asked the Father to forgive those who put him to death, it is another thing altogether and questionable to assume that they were indeed forgiven from a soterial standpoint. Notice vss 10-12: “He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. And it goes on to analyse the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit. But again the context and the Greek points something out. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Thanks Trevor :) That’s very encouraging! The Holy Spirit brings our conversation back to this point; the success of the cross. Weren’t all of our sins “future” sins from Christ’s perspective? And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. We embrace the good and resist the bad (James 4:7). The Holy Spirit is by far the most misunderstood member of the Trinity. This is very good clear simple ” get you back on right path” msg and help people move and grow with holy spirit for who holy spirit is,, and what holy spirit brings in trinity amen tnkyou Judy Boston ma. And Should You Do It? Eat, drink from the table of our Father and be merry. I can’t forgive my children for an uncommitted sin, but I am committed to forgiving them the instant they sin. Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. In other words, your view of God affects every decision you make and every action you take. “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. 29:11). So I decided I would share with you a Bible study on who is the Holy Spirit and what He does. Please keep blogging you are a great blessing to the body of Christ. The Holy Spirit does many spectacular things, but He also guides and equips us for everyday interactions. 1:13-14, 2 Cor. In the Old Testament, people put out fleeces, but in the New Testament, God speaks to us through His Son (Heb. Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. The Holy Spirit will not lead you into this kind of abandonment. How many of your needs must you supply to stay qualified for the Kingdom? The Holy Spirit does not simply appear for the first time at Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus, but is present in the Gospel of Luke (in 1–2) prior to the birth of Jesus. I was very disturbed by this article. Without the power of the Holy Spirit we will not see the manifestation of the gifts and the supernatural power of God in our lives and local assemblies. Therefore, it must be concluded that these are regenerate brethren who are being warned of dying. So is the Bible lying? Whether you mess up or achieve great things, God will be equally impressed with you. Whereas Satan blinds the minds of unbelievers, the Holy Spirit opens our minds and causes us to see the truth—the truth of who God is and the truth of who we are. 20:10 - Does the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father and the Son? If I read the scripture correctly it was God. (part 1/2), A Mistake You Don’t Want to Make: Putting God First Place in Your Life (part1/6), 101 Reasons to go Wild with Your Untamed New Lover and Dump (the effects of) Your Outdated Demanding Husband (part 1/4), What is the Unforgivable Sin? It is the same with the Holy Spirit — some prefer a pronoun, some do not. Do you think this verse is saying that holy spirit is a person? Ephesians 4:30 . (Proverbs 1: 20; Romans 5: 17, 21) For example, wisdom is said to have “works” and “children,” and sin is depicted as seducing, killing, and working out covetousness. What follows are 50 things the Holy Spirit does according to the New Testament. If we want to follow Jesus and see that we need help to do so, God gives us His Holy Spirit. You are a favored child whose needs, desires, and longings are provided for through the perfect work of Christ. 101 Simple comparisons between law and grace to prevent condemnation and live in joyful freedom. Paul taught the Corinthian church that by the one Spirit of God all believers are united in one body: “For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of … ; 20:10 - Does the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father and the Son? 18 Things the Holy Spirit Does Not Do (part 3/3), Why you don’t have to be afraid of God’s pruning (video), How To Have An Enjoyable Relationship With God, As Jesus Is, So Are You…Not: As [Biblical Figure] Is, So Are You, What is the Unforgivable Sin? What is Paul telling them to convict these Cretans of? Yes! …the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. Watchman Nee said it like this, “God’s requirements have not altered, but we are not the ones to meet them. In my research I came across this list in the Charisma Magazine. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them. The Holy Spirit personally guarantees your salvation and inheritance (Eph. Well, that were 7 things the Holy Spirit does not do. The Holy Spirit rested not only on the children of Israel who crossed the Red Sea, but, toward the end of the time of the Second Temple, occasionally on common people; for "if they are not prophets, they are at least the sons of prophets". The converse of a true statement is not automatically false. Anyway, I don’t want to spoon feed you. 17:40 - The Holy Spirit has always been my favorite person of the Trinity. Hi Phil, I would like to commend you on the gracious way that you always respond to people who aggressively disagree with you on various topics of doctrine that you post on your website. Phil,your teaching is sound.I was like this guys who are castigating u on John 16.People take a verse out of context most times.Now u have told them to read the whole chapter but they will not.A lot don’t know and prove to know.Religion have kept many in bondage.You are not giving anyone license to sin.They don’t need license to sin .People sin without a licence.Good of you.God bless u. I cannot think of any scripture that explicitly says all sins, past, present, and future, are forgiven. Did he not heal? 31:47 - Most of my family is Catholic and has received Confirmation, but they don’t seem like they’ve received the Holy Spirit. 18 Things the Holy Spirit Does Not Do in Your Life! The role of the Holy Spirit: to give us strength and help in our fight against sin. If it’s good, it’s God. If you believe God teaches through sickness, then you are in conscious rebellion against His will if you go to the doctor to seek help. God never uses or allows pain and sickness to teach and train (discipline) us. Here is a list of 7 things the Holy Spirit most definitely does not do. But it’s worth it – there is no malice in it. “If you confess, you will be forgiven” is not the same as “if you don’t confess, you won’t be forgiven.” Again, when Jesus forgave, his murderers, they had not confessed. Then we will discuss what we can do to benefit fully from holy spirit. Such a person is already dead. We’ll just cover a few of them here. Did Jesus ever hurt anyone? - YouTube Who gave the devil permission to take away all that Job had and then to afflict his body? As far as why would He allow it to happen? How does the father discipline us? He is so good at turning things around that at times we attribute the bad thing that needed to be turned around to God as well as the process. They are not being rebuked because of their sinful actions that I can see… it seems to me they are being rebuked towards right believing. Making you aware of the fact that you are not acting according to your righteous nature. I’m sure Bas would have some thoughts on this too. Holy Spirit is our source of power but when we ignore His power, we quench Him and grieve the Holy Spirit of God. I’m not entirely sure on how biblical this is…especially number 1. The Holy Spirit loves us. It’s actually a promise that when we take a stand for the Gospel that persecution is part of the package. In some denominations and movements, the Holy Spirit is overemphasized, leading to a Christless Pentecost — putting the Spirit exclusively on the throne and losing Jesus in the temple. The Holy Ghost or the Holy Spirit? Holy Spirit does not lead us through fleeces. If this view is correct, here is an interesting query. The key for the latter things is us choosing to cooperate with the Holy Spirit and we’ll see amazing results – even if it all started from bad stuff that might have happened to us. 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