Joel and I are coming closer to wrapping up our study of the Holy Spirit. I pray that it has been beneficial to you as much as it has to us. A study such as this doesn’t have to be shrouded in mystery. God has revealed all we need to know in regard to how the Spirit works in and through us. It ought to give us tremendous comfort to know He’s indwelling us as Christians (Acts 2: 38). He convicts us of sin that would lead to our destruction (John 16:8). He leads us in the way of righteousness (John 16:8). He shows us the way of truth (John 16:13). He is our helper (John 14: 16), our comforter (John 16: 7) and our intercessor (Romans 8:26-27). He searches our hearts and intercedes for us according to God’s will. Jesus has promised us the Spirit would be with us forever (John 14: 16). Because all these things are true, there are things expected of us. He calls us to be obedient (John 14:15). He expects us to keep His commandments (John 14:21). We are expected to keep His Word (John 14:23). We are to exhibit peace that surpasses understanding (John 14: 27). We are to love each other just as Christ Jesus has loved us (John 15: 12). He also calls us to use the gifts given to us by the Holy Spirit to grow the body of Christ on earth. “To each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” (1 Cor. 12: 7). The Holy Spirit has enabled you to help grow, solidify, serve and build up the church with the gifts He has imparted unto you. Our obedience to the things God has called us to do shows our love for Him.
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you! Kevin
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.