Indeed, even as Christians, it’s feasible for us to be ignorant of a standout amongst God’s most magnificent endowments. Despite the fact that we may realize we’ve been spared, we probably won’t understand that the Holy Spirit came to live inside us right then and there. Furthermore, regardless of whether we’ve heard this reality, we may not comprehend who the Spirit is or why His inhabiting nearness is noteworthy. The Scripture lets us know all that we have to think about this astonishing endowment of the Holy Spirit sent to us from our brilliant Father to empower us to move toward becoming and do what He wants.
Think about these uncommon characteristics of the Holy Spirit:
- He convicts us of sin (John 16:8).
- He permanently indwells us (John 14:16-17).
- He seals us (Eph. 1:13).
- He teaches us (John 14:26).
- He guides us into all truth (John 16:13).
- He reminds us (John 14:26).
- He bears fruit through us (Gal. 5:22-23).
- He comforts us (John 16:7).
- He equips us with spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12:4-7).
- He fills us (Eph. 5:18).
- He empowers us (Acts 1:8).
In spite of the fact that the Spirit comes to inhabit us promptly upon salvation, His work inside us takes a lifetime. His main responsibility is to empower us to do everything God wants and to change us into the general population He needs us to be. Since we presently have a steady Helper reminding us our identity in Christ and preparing us for every day’s difficulties, we never need to battle through life in our own quality. This doesn’t mean we’ll never experience issues, clashes, or false impressions; however, through them all, He watches our direction and gives us His astuteness. And when we sin, He immediately convicts us so we can confess and receive forgiveness (1 John 1:9)
The Holy Spirit is our source of power.
When Jesus gave His disciples the task of preaching the gospel to the entire world, they had absolutely no power to carry it out (Luke 24:49). That is the reason Jesus instructed them to hold up until the Spirit came. Similarly, in the event that we would like to achieve what God wants in our lives, we have to consider Him to be our wellspring of intensity and quality.
The intensity of the Holy Spirit is God’s celestial capacity and specialist discharged in adherents’ lives with the end goal of genuine living and productive administration. When we stroll in the Spirit, we’re depending on His solidarity to achieve God’s will. Accordingly, we experience the accompanying advantages:
- We may get drained, yet we won’t wear out.
- We won’t get disheartened by hindrances, knowing the Spirit inside us will empower us to do whatever He’s called us to achieve.
- We’ll confide in God instead of attempting to control our conditions.
- We may experience trouble, yet we won’t become urgent.
When we do God’s work in His quality, in His way, and with His knowledge, we’ll be honored regardless of what goes on around us. Strolling in the Spirit doesn’t make life simple, yet we never need to stroll through only it on the grounds that our Helper is dependably with us.
What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit?
In spite of the fact that we’re fixed and inhabited by Him when we’re spared, this isn’t equivalent to being filled. To be loaded up with the Spirit implies we have given up our lives to Him, recognizing that He possesses us and has the option to lead us. When we are completely yielded and strolling in compliance to His will, at that point He has full control and fills us with Himself.