Monday, September 17, 2018

What Does He Do?

Every entity has responsibilities that are manifest in society. The Holy Spirit is no different. He has been commissioned to do several things; however, I shall focus on only two of them today.

1.   The Holy Spirit teaches: Jesus spoke to His disciples in John 14:25-26 and told them - “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”

John 16:12-13 states: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

2.     The Holy Spirit intercedes: Romans 8:26-27 tells us that, “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

I have learned that I am spiritually ignorant; however, with the fulfilling of the Holy Spirit, God leads, guides, teaches and intercedes for me in my prayer life.  Truly, I am grateful for the work of the Holy Spirit, in my life and I invite you to accept Him into your life as well.