104. How does the Holy Spirit work in believers?

  1. As the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, He works in us both the true knowledge of God and the Saviour, as well as the correct knowledge of ourselves.
  2. As the Spirit of life, He gave us new life in our rebirth.
  3. As the Spirit of truth, He guides us into the whole truth of the Bible, reminds us of the words of Jesus and guides us regarding the details of life. He shows us where to go or not to go, what to do or not to do. He testifies in our heart that we are the children of God.
  4. As the Spirit of power, He produces the fruit of the Spirit in us, gives us strength to overcome sin, to confess Jesus, to suffer for His sake and to joyfully do God’s will.
  5. As the Spirit of prayer, He teaches us to pray in the name of Jesus in a way that is pleasing to God.
  6. As the Spirit of glory, He rests on us and is the guarantee that the grace of God will complete its work in us until the day of our union with our Saviour.
  7. As the Spirit of sonship, He teaches us to cry to our Heavenly Father like a child: “Abba, Father!”
    • 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. (John 14:26)
    • 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. (John 15:26)
    • Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” (Galatians 4:6)
    • However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. (John 16:13-14)
    • The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (Romans 8:16)
    • God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)