THE PURPOSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
1) He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and of
John 16:8-11 "And when He has come, He will convict the world of
sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do
not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and
you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is
2) He transforms us in the sight of God.
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed,
but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the
Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
3) He helps us to remember the word of God.
John 14:26 "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."
4) He helps us to lead a godly life.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit (evidence) of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
5) He gives us spiritual gifts for the edification of
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 There are diversities of gifts, but the same
Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And
there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works
all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one
for the profit of all:
1 Corinthians 14:12 Even so you, since you are zealous for
spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you
seek to excel.
6) He is our guarantee of eternal life with God.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ
and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the
Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
Ephesians 1:13-14 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the
word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having
believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the
guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased
possession, to the praise of His glory.
7) He empowers us to be witnesses for our Lord Jesus
John 15:26 "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you
from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He
will testify of Me."
Acts 1:8 "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has
come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all
Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
Acts 4:33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 And my speech and my preaching were not with
persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit
and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but
in the power of God.
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