Thanks for the encouragement Taiwo :) Appreciate it – it is a blessing! The Holy Spirit didn’t come to teach you with hardships. Who gave the devil permission to take away all that Job had and then to afflict his body? God has only good thoughts towards you and has only good things in store for you (Jer. The role of the Holy Spirit: to give us strength and help in our fight against sin. None of them! John 16:8-10 says that the Holy Spirit convicts unbelievers of the sin of unbelief in Jesus but that He convicts you, as a believer, of your righteousness. We’ll just cover a few of them here. Thanks phil, so in these scripts I have referenced, what do you think the conviction or rebuke is for if not for sin? In Luke 1:15, John the Baptist was said to be "filled with the Holy Spirit" prior to birth, and the Holy Spirit came upon the Virgin Mary in Luke 1:35. We can have peace in our hearts because we know that God is all-powerful and everything is under his control. Please keep blogging you are a great blessing to the body of Christ. Then your beliefs, in turn, set the course for how you live your life. God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I can’t speak for Bas or Phil, but here are my thoughts…. The Holy Spirit loves us. Without the Holy Spirit. When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. 17:40 - The Holy Spirit has always been my favorite person of the Trinity. His issue with sin is primarily that it hurts those whom He loves and causes us to feel distant from Him. Take nothing for granted. 101 Simple comparisons between law and grace to prevent condemnation and live in joyful freedom. It is the peace of God that passes all understanding. 1:13-14, 2 Cor. Don great question. That doesn’t mean you don’t suffer loss, damage, or death from sin. 20:10 - Does the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father and the Son? Here is a list of 7 things the Holy Spirit most definitely does not do. Brad: I guess not. Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. 1:2). Now there is a post-condition according to Jesus, we have to forgive as well. “Any message or song that leaves you with a sense of lack and emptiness rather than completeness is a distraction from the truth” – Francois du Toit. When God speaks, the Holy Spirit is the One who brings it to pass. Even though bad situation etc are not from God if we choose to place our trust in Him, He is able to turn the bad around into good, whether it be a lesson we learn, a lie that’s replaced with truth or we don’t make the same mistake again. And Should You Do It? 1 Jn 1:9 does say that “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” This verse shows that God’s forgiveness is conditioned by the word “if” and upon our confession of our sin. Also note that these verses are conditional – not unconditional – as indicated by the word “if.” IF those believers walk according to the flesh, they will die. The only ones who weren’t were those living 2000 years ago while he was being crucified. The Holy Spirit brings our conversation back to this point; the success of the cross. Enter your first name and email address below to get instant access. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and never thirst” (John 6:35). How does the father discipline us? In Luke 1:15, John the Baptist was said to be "filled with the Holy Spirit" prior to birth, and the Holy Spirit came upon the Virgin Mary in … We are going to talk a little about why life is better when you walk in the Spirit. I’d better go soak. John 16:8-11 ESV And when [the Holy Spirit] comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. Hi Shyanne – I would reference my answer to Kikkos where I walk through that scripture you are quoting out of context. Hi Phil, I would like to commend you on the gracious way that you always respond to people who aggressively disagree with you on various topics of doctrine that you post on your website. The Holy Spirit is not trying to persuade God to enjoy us. First, the Holy Spirit does many things in the lives of believers. He has the Word (2 Tim. This leads us to never blame God for causing problems. If teaching cannot be objected to by others then we present ourselves as prideful people. The Spirit has many functions, roles, and activities. How could He convict you of something He chooses not to remember (Heb. He shows you that you are acting like someone else when you sin by convicting you of who you really are. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you” (Ephesians 4:29–31). Without being ‘led by the Spirit in to the desert’, I would not have had my sin/wrong behaviour/false beliefs uncovered and brought them to him to heal/change. The Holy Ghost or the Holy Spirit? What is something you were taught the Holy Spirit does that you’ve then found to be untrue? Did he not touch the untouchable? If the Holy Spirit lives in us, then are we human and divine? You need to realize that you can’t keep the law (Rom. You’ll see we were never God’s enemies. Your body is the temple of god, the way you treat your body is a direct expression of your understanding of god. Hope that helps! If you don’t see god in all, you don’t see god at all. When we’re growing as Christians, we should allow the Spirit to take control over more and more areas of our lives. Your email address will not be published. It’s not done to hurt – it’s done to move us forward. Kikkos, I completely agree. http://phildrysdale.com/2012/08/conviction/, It goes into John 16:8 in context (specifically the following verses). Just as you’ve done nothing for your justification, so you need to do nothing for your sanctification. In her book, Spiritual Revolution Patricia King shows really good Biblical research on the function of the Holy Spirit. 1:8 says, “He will keep you strong to the end…” Jesus did the job that you couldn’t do, and He is faithful to keep you safe. And do not live on past blessings or dwell too long on yesterday’s victories. Your email address will not be published. The Bible also personifies wisdom, death, and sin. The New King James, following the lead of virtually all modern translations, says, “take not Your Holy Spirit from me,” making the assumption that David was indwelt with the person of the Holy Ghost, a questionable position at best. He is a person equal in every way with God the Father and God the Son. Fact: The Scriptures do at times personify the holy spirit, but this does not prove that the holy spirit is a person. In the Old Testament, people put out fleeces, but in the New Testament, God speaks to us through His Son (Heb. In one sense this is true (for modern readers), but in another, there is a real advantage of speaking of the Holy Ghost rather than the Holy Spirit. Any problem in our life can be either our own fault, from the devil or just the result of life on a fallen planet. The Holy Spirit, the Bible says, is the One Who garnished the heavens (Job 26:13). The Holy Spirit does not simply appear for the first time at Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus, but is present in the Gospel of Luke (in 1–2) prior to the birth of Jesus. If we see God as our Father and Jesus as the Son, and we know the Holy Spirit is not a thing but a person, then it follows that we ascribe a gender to the Holy Spirit, too, as a way of helping us know the Holy Spirit and draw closer to the Spirit in our hearts, minds, and souls. 48:53 - Do you agree with eastern theology of the perceiver Trinity? Answers to questions about the Holy Spirit. (Luke 11:9-13; Acts 5:32.) Holy Spirit does not lead us through fleeces. Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. 4:30). All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. He Guides Us (John 16:13) 3. He is also not just a person unto Himself, but He is part and parcel of the Trinity … Log in, Sharing God's grace to walk in fullness of identity and power. thanks :o), We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God. Their unbelief and their putting their faith in Jewish beliefs and fables. Eat, drink from the table of our Father and be merry. I think we probably have no idea the amount of things He doesn’t allow to happen… but He’s not going to violate our free-will and our choices, as well as the choices of others… this will frequently lead to pain and suffering as we as a race continue to do things contrary to His will. You Phil, are such an example to follow :-), Trevor, because people may disagree does not mean that they are arrogant, insulting or rude! Walking in the Spirit is God’s plan for your life. The Holy Spirit is an integral element of the Trinity but many Christians do not understand what the Holy Spirit is not. The Holy Spirit is your Helper. He didn’t come to persuade God’s mind about us, but to persuade our minds about God and what He believes about us. Holy Spirit is the power in our lives and we need Him. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. Scott: So according to the scriptures we have considered, the holy spirit is not a person. Competely wrong teaching here!! He says, “You are perfect” thanks to Christ’s work on the cross (Heb. He is so good at turning things around that at times we attribute the bad thing that needed to be turned around to God as well as the process. Who was responsible for Job’s loss and problems? “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. Such a person is already dead. ; 31:47 - Most of my family is Catholic and has received Confirmation, but they don’t seem like they’ve received the Holy Spirit. And Should You Do It? That would be the pagan doctrine of asceticism that Paul expressly rejected (Col. 2:20–23). Did Jesus ever hurt anyone? ~Ephesians 4:30. And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. Eternal security does not depend on you or what you do, but on Christ and what He has done. You cannot threaten a spiritually dead person with spiritual death. Or is Jesus not “exact” when he says in John 16:8 that when the Holy Spirit comes He will CONVICT people about their sin? But again the context and the Greek points something out. Share your thoughts in the comment section, Excellent,, I sense many people are not walking in clarity re holy spirit. Quenching the Spirit. For IF you live according to the flesh, YOU WILL DIE; but IF by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, YOU WILL LIVE.”. Praise God, He is the Lawgiver on the Throne, and He is the Lawkeeper in my heart. In other words, as you allow the Spirit of Christ to live His life through us, you’ll find yourself keeping the law effortlessly. Would we have grown in that way if it wasn’t for the terrible situation? The point at # 5 is that God is a good God, who only gives good gifts to His children and that there is no darkness in Him at all thus never is to blame for any sickness, suffering or hardship. In some denominations and movements, the Holy Spirit is overemphasized, leading to a Christless Pentecost — putting the Spirit exclusively on the throne and losing Jesus in the temple. Here’s my take on this verse. He is considered to be the third member of the Godhead. The Holy Spirit’s work in us, is exactly to convict us of any sin in our life and empower us to turn away from it. He’s the Doer of the things of God. And the HS will show things you never seen before:) start at Gen. You will start to notice all kinds of fun things like Hell is never mentioned anywhere in the Creation story of and eve. If I someone says to me “I am hungry for more of God” should I tell them “No, you are wrong, you must not say that, you already have everything there is”? I cannot think of any scripture that explicitly says all sins, past, present, and future, are forgiven. “Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him“ (Col. 2:6). The Holy Spirit is a gift available to every believer. 18 Things the Holy Spirit Does Not Do in Your Life! I’m at your service for any more clarification, interpretation, discussion on this, as my comment is not intended to debate but to clarify the Scripture. 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