Have you ever wished that you could get rid of all the bad feelings, words, guilt at just a snap of the finger? Well, its a lot better than that. We can have One of the Godhead, 'the Holy Spirit' to helps us through all these things that bug make life so hard that sometimes we feel like giving up. Never fear, we don't have to come to that place in life if we truly don't want to. We have a helper from God's eternal kingdom to help us through all the bad times. Let's see what some of the things are that He will do for us.
John 16:8 "And when He (the Spirit) has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged." He convicts us of sin in our lives.
John 3:3,5 "Jesus answered and said to him, 'most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God; unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." We must allow the Spirit of God to dwell in us and the results will be that we are born again of the Spirit."
Romans 8:11 "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."
He will give us life to our mortal bodies through His Spirit because His Spirit dwells in us.
John 16:13 "However, when He, the Spirit has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."
He will be our guide and will make sure we get the truth that is in the scriptures, we don't have to worry about whether we have the truth when we ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in to all truth. And He will also show us things to come, this could be very helpful in certain circumstances.
1 John 2: 20,27 "But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and it is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him." This is a very interesting verse. We may have the Holy Spirit as our teacher concerning all things when we have been anointed by the Holy Spirit and it will be truth, not a lie. There are so many false doctrines out there it is not safe to study without His power in our lives. This is so very true, be careful when you study to ask God's Spirit to direct your study and you will be safe. Grandma Joan
PS. More tomorrow on what the Holy Spirit can do for us.