Holy Ghost, Sit on me! 3
The 4 Functions of the Holy Ghost
3. The Holy Spirit Empowers us to Live for Christ
He pours in the power for victorious living. When you are in the hospital awaiting a surgery, instead of fear and fretting, I find peace and contentment through the Holy Spirit who pours into me the grace and power that I need (Romans 8:26; and Philippians 4:10-13). He also empowers and inspires us for evangelism. You cannot keep God for yourself. We must tell the world about our great savior. Each of us must make God known in our lives. We are called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the world. The Holy Spirit gives us the courage to let the world know that we serve a risen savior and his name is Jesus.
4. The Holy Spirit Helps Us Read the Bible and Pray
The Holy Spirit works within us in studying and understanding the truths of the Bible. After all, who better to teach and interpret the Bible for us than the one who wrote the Book (John 14:25; and 16:12-15)?
Every passage in Scripture is best understood with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides us to figure out what the Biblical writer had in mind when he wrote what he wrote. And not only does the Holy Spirit guide our prayers, He steps in to intercede for us when we can't put our feelings into words (Romans 8:26). Sometimes when our pain is so deep that we can only groan, The Holy Spirit turns our groans into prayers.