A remarkable proofs of God’s inspired Scriptural truth is the work and power of His indwelling Holy Spirit in the lives of a born-again believer. Every born-again believer can readily compare the Scriptural promises and revealed work of the indwelling Holy Spirit with the changes in their own life. This life-changing work leads countless non-believers in every generation to believe God and trust Jesus Christ for themselves. The Incomparable work of the
Holy Spirit is God working in and through mankind (Spiritual life, fruit, gifts, growth, understanding and transformation).
- The incomparable work of God’s Holy Spirit in believersis self-evident
- Scripture reveals the Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit affirms Scripture
- Rebirth to a new Spiritual life in Christ (“born again”)is real
- Holy Spirit powered life, fruit, gifts, understanding and growth
- The work of the Holy Spirit produces Christian disciplesand new Christians
Holy Spirit Quotation
The Holy Spirit doesn’t equip you for what you’re not going to do
“The Holy Spirit doesn’t need to equip you for what you’re not going to do, so if you’re in rebellion against Jesus and refusing His right to be Lord, He doesn’t need to send the Holy Spirit to equip you for service. And, tragically, you miss out on the joy that He brings. So let the Holy Spirit deal with anything that’s keeping you from obeying Christ.”
Henry T. Blackaby, Author, Knowing God
One must be born again in the Holy Spirit to enter God’s Kingdom
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born ofwater and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6Thatwhich is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spiritis spirit.
Jesus – John 3:5-6 – NKJV
The Holy Spirit empowers people to live-out the Bible
“It is not enough just to read the Bible; it is even just as important to understand it. As to living it- that is accomplished in and through us by the Holy Spirit.”
R. Alan Woods -Author
Bible understanding requires supernatural assistance
“The Bible is a supernatural book and can be understood only by supernatural aid.”
A.W. Tozier -Theologian, Author, Bible Scholar, Teacher
Holy Spirit empowers us beyond our own fleshly talents and abilities
“God can accomplish more through one message in the fullness of the Spirit than through hundreds given in the energy of the flesh.”
Oswald Chambers, Author, ‘My Utmost for His Highest’
God’s Holy Spirit is within - Honor God with your bodies.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
The Holy Spirit Transforms us through the fruit of the Spirit
“The fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23) is not a to-do list for us to work through, but a description of the transformation that occurs when God’s Spirit begins to work in us.”
Keri Wyatt Kent –Christian Author
The Holy Spirit is always consistent with Scripture
“If someone does something or is teaching something other than the Word of God and says it’s from the Holy Spirit, they’re being deceived. Jesus went to be with the Lord so he could send back the Comforter. —-“The The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity and part of God. He has nothing contrary to say about the Word or God.”
D.L. Moody, –Author, Theologian — 1837-1899; American Evangelist
The Holy Spirit convicts – God judges
“It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love.”
Billy Graham –Evangelist, Theologian, Author, Teacher
The Holy Spirit seals believers for heaven
“The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas. The latter will get you to heaven. Take your pick.”
Max Lucado -Author,
Holy Spirit Examples
Holy Spirit Names in Scripture affirm unity of God, Christ and Holy Spirit
The names and titles given to God’s Holy Spirit in Scripture affirm the unity of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit and the Spirit’s work with believers: Word of the Lord/God (236), The Spirit (163), Holy Spirit (96), Spirit of the Lord (24), Spirit of God (26), His Spirit (19), My Spirit(14); Other: Your Spirit, advocate, comforter, counselor, earnest deposit, seal, Eternal Spirit, Guide, Good Spirit, Indweller, Intercessor, Spirit of Christ, Spirit of Grace, Spirit of Life, Spirit of Sonship, Spirit of wisdom/understanding, Spirit of Truth, Spirit of your Father, Promised Spirit, Teacher, Witness.
Evidence one is born again in God’s Holy Spirit
• The “fruit of the Spirit” affirms one is a ‘born again’ believer (Galatians 5:22)
• God’s Spirit bears witness to our spirit we are God’s children (Romans 8:16)
• Things of God once considered foolish become understandable (1 Corinthians 2:12-15)
• Desires for worldly things, becomes a desire for the things of God (Psalm 37:4-5)
• The things of God become precious (Truth, holiness, salvation) (1 Peter 2:7)
Some of the incomparable work of God’s Holy Spirit in Believers
• Convicts people of sin and draws them to Christ
• Conveys Spiritual rebirth and Spiritual life to believers
• Produces Spiritual fruit and empowers Spiritual gifts
• Enables believers to understand and rightly divide Scripture
• Teaches and guides believers in God’s truth and ways
• Transforms and renews believers in the image of Christ
• Empowers believers to participate in God’s work
Spiritual life comes only to believers born again in the Holy Spirit
Spiritual Life is the difference between born again believers and non-believers. All are born into this world as spiritually lifeless, non-believers. Those who respond to God’s call, “Come to Jesus Christ for forgiveness, Salvation and eternal Spiritual life” are born again and never the same again. Because believers and non-believers appear the same on the outside, the world often perceives Christianity as only another religion or philosophy. There is actually an eternal life and death difference. Believers are born again to a new Spiritual life empowered and guided by God’s indwelling Holy Spirit. Non-believers have only natural, fleshly life and the leading of their own fleshly desires and instincts. The difference between life in the flesh and life in God’s Spirit is like an empty glove and a glove with God’s hand inside.
“The Work of the Lord”
Many claim to “do the work of the Lord,” yet only the Lord can truly do the “Lord’s work.” God empowers born again believers to participate in His work, but He alone does “the work of the Lord.” It is like allowing one’s young son to help mow the lawn with his plastic lawnmower while we actually do the work with our real lawnmower. The difference is that our son will eventually take over the real lawnmower and do the work. As Christians mature Spiritually, they grow even more aware of their own inability to “mow God’s Spiritual lawn.”
Spiritual Gifts Spiritual Gifts: (1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12, Ephesians 4)
Every born-again believer in Jesus Christ receives one or more Spiritual gifts that enable them to live beyond their own skills, talents and abilities. The first disciples were changed from fearful followers in hiding into dynamic Spiritual leaders willing to die for their faith in Christ. Spiritual gifts are God saying, “This is my plan and purpose for you and the work I have enabled you to do.” Many fail to recognize their God-given Spiritual “gifts,” because they only look in areas where they have natural talents and abilities. God also wants believers to commit their natural talents and abilities to Him, those are not the “Spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit.” This is evident because non-believers without the Holy Spirit, also have the same natural talents and abilities.
God’s indwelling Holy Spirit conveys
God’s indwelling Holy Spirit conveys Spiritual rebirth, Spiritual life, transformation into the image of Christ, Spiritual fruit and Spiritual gifts to born again believers in Christ. The Holy Spirit also imparts power, guidance, revelation and understanding. Gradually the new believer learns of a never before seen Spiritual war raging around and within him. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to confront their enemy. The blessings of God’s Holy Spirit come to believers “like wellsprings of living water”: “The peace of God that passes all understanding,” “a deeper understanding of the things of God,” power for living, God’s truth, comfort in times of trouble and on and on.