The Supernatural Ways the Holy Spirit Empowers You
The Christian life is lived in the Holy Spirit. The scriptures have always broadcasted that the Holy Spirit lives within everyone, making human bodies their temple. The Holy Spirit warrants Christian life by dwelling in the individual believers, enabling them to live a righteous and faithful life. It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that believers are saved, filled, sanctified, and become godly. The Holy Spirit reveals God’s thoughts, teaching and guiding everybody into all truths and knowledge of what is to come.
It is not enough to believe that the Father and the Son are first and the Holy Spirit as secondary. They are equal and work in harmony with each other as the Holy Trinity. The Holy Spirit is fully God yet distinct from God the Father and God the Son. He is not some impersonal force that acts on His own accord and can be grieved. Before His ascendance to heaven, Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would come and dwell within believers. For that, the Holy Spirit empowers everyone to live victoriously for the cause of Christ and the glory of the Father.
Below are the supernatural ways the Holy Spirit empowers you today.
The Holy Spirit Makes You More like God
The book Colossians by Jack Hetzel delivers the same message written by the Apostle Paul, persuading the people of Colossae to lead godly lives and never turn away from Jesus, the supreme power. The need for this message to spread across today is necessary due to the uprising of skeptics and spiritual chaos. As frail and sinful human beings, you simply cannot become more like God on your own. The hopes of the author and the Apostle Paul can be attained with the help of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is needed to strengthen you to resist temptation to sin and disobedience to God. And only then will you “have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator” (Colossians 3:10).
The Holy Spirit is Your Helper
Jesus has declared many times that a Helper, the Holy Spirit, is sent in His name by God the Father to teach, guide, and bring everything He has preached.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God” (Romans 8:26-27). Everyone has a time of weakness and defeat, feeling lost. The Holy Spirit helps you line up with God’s will during those trying times by interceding for you. He is the power that sustains, energizes, and keeps you on the righteous path. You can have confidence in the Holy Spirit as you will never be alone.
The Holy Spirit Sanctifies
The work of the Holy Spirit in your life as a Christian is a never-ending process of becoming holy through sanctification. Sanctification is a critical process for a believer as it sheds you from the old and in with the new person. To be sanctified means purification of sin and maturing spiritually to become more Christ-like. It is through the power of the Spirit that faithful followers of God will not indulge the sinful acts of flesh rather will bear the good fruit. The Holy Spirit has not only lives in your heart but sets you free from sin and reminds you to follow Jesus more closely.
The Holy Spirit Guides to All Truths
Jesus Christ has told His disciples the Holy Spirit would know what He hears and would only speak what the Father speaks. He is the truth, and it is the truth that can set you free. Free from sin, spiritual death, and loneliness. “However, when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13). The Spirit speaks to your hearts and leads you in the right direction when you learn to listen. He acts as a still, small voice that is heard within.
The Holy Spirit Uses You for Evangelism
The Holy Spirit works in two ways: to empower you as witnesses and use the gospel to bring about belief. Having the Holy Spirit means having the power to be a witness. In Colossians 4:3-4, Paul gave personal prayer request to the churches for evangelistic opportunities and clarity of speech. Telling others about Jesus and what He did for everyone on the cross, this boldness is the work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit uses you as a vessel for spreading the good news.