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Purpose of the Holy Spirit

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. (Romans 8:9) Everyone needs the Holy Spirit, otherwise we don’t belong to Christ. And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38) We receive the Holy Spirit when we have a repentant heart and get baptized.

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? (1 Corinthians 3:16) Now that we have the Holy Spirit, our body is now a temple because the Holy Spirit lives within us. God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Corinthians 3:17)

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Romans 8:26) The Spirit intercedes for us when we pray., and the Holy Spirit knows us and tells God what we need.

Jesus told his disciples, “the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” (John 14:26) The Spirit enables us to fully understand the Word of God and to remember scriptures. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 2:14)

But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: (John 16:7-8) The Holy Spirit convicts us when our thoughts are leading toward sin.

For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:11) Through the Spirit our thoughts can come for God or from Christ.

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (John 16:13) The Holy Spirit guides us in God’s truth and prepares us for what is yet to come.

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16) If we walk in the Spirit, we are not walking in sin. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. (Romans 8:14) Living by the Spirit is living for God, and we are now in God’s family.

Today live by the Holy Spirit and know the Word of God.

Prayer: Lord, help me to live by the Holy Spirit and keep me away from sin. In Jesus name, Amen