Jesus in His teaching taught the disciples about the Holy Spirit and His mission on earth. The amazing fact about this is that, it’s Jesus (the Son of God) who gives us account of the Holy Spirit and not a disciple. And so it can be made clear without doubt that whatever Jesus said about the Holy Spirit, is a true account of Him (Holy Spirit).
The following Scriptures can help us identify them point by point; John 14:25-26, John 15:26, John 16:7-11, Acts 1:8, Romans 8:14, 26.
To be our comforter
In John 14:26, we learn that the Holy Spirit is our Counselor: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name … “ The word comforter means one who has been summoned to the side of another by defending him/her. The work of the Holy Spirit is defined as such; assigned to be by and with us and defend us.
To be our teacher
John 14:26, “… He shall teach you all things …”
The central thought of teaching is causing someone to learn. Jesus Christ wanted the disciples to learn and understand many things that He taught them, but they failed. And so He said that when the Holy Spirit comes, He will teach and help them get a perfect understanding of in all things. For those who will teach the things of God, must first themselves be taught of God. The Holy Spirit has come to teach us also the things of the kingdom of God and its mysteries.
He shall keep us in remembrance
John 14:26 “… and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” Another challenge the disciples faced was the ability remember all the words Jesus spoke unto them. But the coming of the supernatural was to fix that problem as well. Jesus doesn’t want us to forget His words. This is because His words are our weapons for life.
He has come to give us power
In Acts 1:8, we understand He is the source of our power: “But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit has come upon you.”
This verse confirms the fact that it is not by our own power that will enable us, (Zachariah 4:6). Jesus wanted to send the disciples on a mission, but realized that the kind of mission He is sending the disciples is not flesh and blood. And so the disciples shall need energy and authority in other accomplish the mission. This He promises that the Supernatural shall grant them what they shall need on the mission. The Holy Spirit has come to give us too power to embark on the same mission as the disciples in our time.
He has come to prove the world wrong about these three things; sin, righteousness and judgment
John 16:8, “When he comes, he will prove the world to be wrong about sin, righteousness and judgment: about sin because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.”
There was a wrong concept the people understood in their time. Now Jesus did not want that to continue forever. And so the coming of the Supernatural is to demonstrate these matters so clearly as to leave no doubt on the minds of those who are simply confused. Starting with the Jewish nation first and to the Gentiles and to the ends of the world.
He has come to lead the children of God
In Romans 8:14, we understand where our direction comes from: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
Another duty of the Holy Spirit we found above is to lead a certain class of people. Just as a scholar in his learning is led by his tutor, so it’s the duty of the Holy Spirit to guide the true disciples of Christ.
He has come to intercede for us in our weakness
In Romans 8:26, we learn that the Holy Spirit is there for us in times of weakness and prayer: “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.”
Our weakness in prayer means we do not know what to pray for. Confused and worried because we neither are not competent judges of our condition nor know what’s good for us. The Spirit in this case draws up our plea for us and dictates our request. He strengthens and teaches us what to pray for. The Spirit intercedes for us in our heart graciously where there is not a word spoken.
WHERE DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVE?
In 1 Corinthians 3:16, we see that the Holy Spirit lives inside us: “All of you surely know you are God’s temple and his Spirit lives in you.”
John 14:16-17, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give another advocate to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither see him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”
The above two scriptures makes it clear that the Holy Spirit live in us. Thus our body is his building or house.
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