His Work in Us
Because the Holy Spirit indwells believers, He can work on us from the inside. He also worked in the Old Testament and will work in the Tribulation. We are blessed to have Him with us.
Day One: Receiving the Holy Spirit
The apostle Paul clearly taught that we receive the Holy Spirit the moment we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. First Corinthians 12:13 declares, "For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink"...
For more, see: "What is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit?"
Day Two: Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The baptism of the Holy Spirit may be defined as that work whereby the Spirit of God places the believer into union with Christ and into union with other believers in the body of Christ at the moment of salvation. The baptism of the Holy Spirit was predicted by John the Baptist...
For more, see: "The Holy Spirit and Salvation"
Day Three: Permanence
Simply put, no, the Holy Spirit will never leave a true believer. This is revealed in many different passages in the New Testament. For example, Romans 8:9 tells us, "...if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ"...
For more, see: "What is the seal of the Holy Spirit?"
Day Four: What the Holy Spirit Does
The Bible is quite clear that the Holy Spirit is active in our world. The book of Acts, which sometimes goes by the longer title of "The Acts of the Apostles," could just as accurately be called "The Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Apostles"...
For more, see: "What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives today?"
Day Five: Paraclete
After Jesus announced to His disciples that He would be leaving them soon, He then gave them a statement of great encouragement: "And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—the Spirit of Truth"...
For more, see: "What is the role of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life?"
Day Six: The Old Testament
The role of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament is much like His role in the New Testament. When we speak of the role of the Holy Spirit, we can discern four general areas in which the Holy Spirit works...
Day Seven: The Tribulation
The question of the Holy Spirit not being present during the tribulation results from a misunderstanding of 2 Thessalonians 2:7, which reads, "For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way"...
For more, see: "The Holy Spirit and the Tribulation"
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