Today I thought it would be good to review the last few days. We have been looking at how the Holy Spirit ministers to us. In the next days we shall consider how the Holy Spirit works through us / how He empowers us.

Today however I just want to review some of the ways He ministers to us:

• He Teaches: John 14:26

But the Counsellor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

• He Testifies of Christ: John 15:26

When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.

He Convicts: John 16:8

When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt [Or will expose the guilt of the world] in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:

He Leads: Romans 8:14

Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

• He Reveals Truth: John 16:13

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

• He Strengthens and Encourages: Acts 9:31

Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It wasstrengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.

• He Comforts: John 14:16

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (KJV)

• He Helps Us in our Weakness: Romans 8:26

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 with groans that words cannot express.

• He Intercedes: Romans 8:26

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 with groans that words cannot express.

• He Searches the Deep Things of God: 1 Corinthians 2:11

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

• He Sanctifies: Romans 15:16

To be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

• He Bears Witness or Testifies: Romans 8:16

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

• He Forbids: Acts 16:6-7

Paul and his companions travelled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.(NIV)

I hope you found this helpful, to consider an overview of how the Holy Spirit ministers to us. Again in the next days we shall be looking at, how He works through us.

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