Knowing the work and the ministry of the Holy Spirit is important for a Christian. Because, it is the Spirit who guides us, convicts us of our sins, teach us, fills us, illuminates God's Word to us so that we could better understand the living, life-changing Word of God. 

In this episode, I explain briefly the work and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

What does the Holy Spirit do in a Christian’s life?

  1. He Fills

    1. What is the filling of the Spirit? (Ephesians 5:18)

      1. Imperative – it’s a command to all Christians
      2. Present tense – we are to keep on being filled.
      3. Passive – we must allow the Holy Spirit to do the filling.
    2. Meaning – it means "to be continually controlled by"
      1. g., Luke 4:28 – controlled by wrath
      2. g., Acts 13:45 – controlled by envy
    3. What are the conditions for being filled?
      1. One must dedicate himself to God for His use and control (Romans 8:14; 12:1-2).
      2. One must not grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30) – committing sins we know we should not do.
      3. One must live his life in constant dependence upon the Spirit (Romans 8:10-15, 26-27).
    4. What are the results of being filled?
      1. Christ-likeness (Galatians 5:5, 16-18, 22-25)
      2. Worship and Praise (Ephesians 5:18-20)
      3. Submission (Ephesians 5:21-27)
    5. He Teaches (John 16:12-15)
      1. He will guide us into all the truth—for us today it means he will teach us the content of God’s Word.
      2. He will show you things to come.
      3. He will sometimes use other believers with the gift of teaching.
    6. He Guides (Romans 8:14)
    7. He Gives Assurance (Romans 8:16) – we are the children of God.
    8. He Prays (Romans 8:26)
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