Summary: The Holy Spirit is to lead us, moment by moment, communicating with our reborn spirit.
The distinct Ministries of God’s Spirit and the Ministries of God’s Word
Part 1 - The Holy Spirit of God, God the Holy Spirit:
Is the Spirit of Christ: Rom 8:9 ...The Spirit of Christ...
Is the Spirit of the Father: Mat 10:20 ...The Spirit of your Father...
Is the Spirit of God: Rom 8:9 ...The Spirit of God...
Is God: John 4:24 God is Spirit...
Here are the principal Ministries of the Holy Spirit to those who, after they have been born again, receive Him by faith, having met the requirement that they are willing to obey Him:
1. The Holy Spirit is to lead us, moment by moment, communicating with our reborn spirit:
Rom 8:14 As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with (speaks to) our spirit...
Isa 58:11 The LORD will guide you continually...(in the way of righteousness)
Notice the Holy Spirit communicates with our spirits, our hearts, and not with our brains.
2. The Holy Spirit is to guide us into, reveal to us, teach us and remind us, of God’s word:
John 16:13 ...The Spirit of truth...will guide you into all truth (God’s word is truth)
John 14:26 ...The Holy Spirit...will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
1 Cor 2:11 ...No one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
1 Cor 2:10 But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit...
We are totally dependant on the Spirit of God to reveal to us the meaning of God’s words.
2 Pe 1:20 ...No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation.
Prov 1:23 I will pour out my Spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.
3. The Holy Spirit is to anoint us with God’s breath so we can boldly speak God’s words:
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel...
1 John 2:27 The anointing which you have received from Him (God) abides
(lives) in you... just as He has taught you, you are to abide in Him.
1 Pet 1:12 ...Those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit...
Acts 1:8 You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me...(with spiritual gifts - but at His will).
4. The Holy Spirit is to cause us and empower us always to know and to do God’s will:
Ezek 36:27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, (My words) and you will keep My judgments (words) and do them.
Phil 2:13 It is God who works in you to will and to do His good pleasure.
5. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of prayer, so we can pray God’s will, and then believe Him:
Eph 6:18 Pray at all times on every occasion, in every season in the Spirit...
Jude 20 Build yourselves up on your most holy faith praying in the Holy Spirit,
Rom 8:26 ...We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us...He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of prayer and of faith).
6. The Holy Spirit is the mind of Christ by whom we can then think the thoughts of God:
Rom 11:34 Who has known the mind of the Lord... (this is a quote of this verse:)
Isa 40:13 Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord...(this mind is a spiritual mind)
1 Cor 2:16 ...We have the mind of Christ (only when we are full of His Spirit).
Phil 4:8 ...if there be any praise, think on these things (God’s thoughts).
7. When we are led by the Holy Spirit we live “in Christ” and are saved (safe) from sin:
Rom 8:1 ...Those who are “in Christ Jesus”...walk according to the Spirit.
2 Tim 2:10 ...The salvation (from sin) which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
8. When we are being led by the Holy Spirit we are not ruled by our human nature (flesh):
Rom 8:9 You are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you...(we’re kept from fulfilling our flesh’s wants apart from Him)
9. When we are being led by the Holy Spirit Jesus is now our Lord and we belong to Him:
2 Cor 3:17 The Lord is the Spirit... (and the word Lord means that He owns us)
1 Cor 12:3 ...No one can (truly) say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
Rom 8:9 ...if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ he is not (currently) His