Monday, November 12, 2012

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in Our Life today?

Points to Consider Before Trying to Answer This Question:  
  • 1. The Holy Spirit is deity as part of the Godhead. Thus He is all knowing and all powerful.
  • 2. We have no reason to doubt that the Holy Spirit is working in the world in the same way that we do not doubt that the Father is working.
  • 3. Often we spend all of our time debating and trying to figure out how God and the Holy Spirit work as opposed to just trusting that they are working.
The Spirit's Role in the Life of the Christian:
  • He is the seal of our salvation, the pledge of the believer's inheritance (Eph. 1:13).
  • He will raise us when we die (Romans 8:9-11).
  • The Spirit sanctifies and regenerates the Christian in some way through baptism (1 Corinthians 6:11, Titus 3:5).
  • The Spirit leads through the revelation of the the Apostles and Prophets and when we follow His lead we will produce the “fruit of the Spirit” (Romans 8, Galatians 5).
  • The Spirit intercedes when we pray (Romans 8:26).
  • The Spirit strengthens us somehow (Ephesians 3:16).
Question Submitted at the West Visalia Youth Forum
Post By Cliff Sabroe