Spiritual Growth: Learn
How the Holy Spirit Helps You
Who is the Holy Spirit, and why is He important? If you’re a new Christian or new to the Spirit-filled life, these may be questions you’ve asked. You may have come from a religious upbringing that avoided talking about the Holy Spirit, or you may be a new Christian who has never known He exists. But the Holy Spirit is important for you to live a successful Christian life. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, God sent the Holy Spirit to earth to dwell in you and every other believer (John 14:15-17), and His job is to:
- Help You
“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” –Romans 8:26
Even when you don’t know what to pray for or how to handle situations, the Holy Spirit does. He is the One who helps you beyond what you are capable of on your own.
- Teach You
“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own but will tell you what He has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever He receives from me. All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever He receives from me.’” –John 16:13-15
The Holy Spirit teaches you about the things of God. He illuminates Scripture and brings deeper understanding of spiritual things.
- Reveal Truth to You
“But you have received the Holy Spirit, and He lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what He teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as He has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.” –1 John 2:27
The Holy Spirit protects you from being led astray from Jesus’ teaching.
- Empower You
“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.” –Ephesians 3:16
The Holy Spirit strengthens you to handle whatever situations come your way.
Right now, begin thanking God for sending you the Holy Spirit. Invite the Holy Spirit to be active in your life, and thank Him for helping you, teaching you, revealing truth to you, and empowering you. If you need to learn more about the ministry of the Holy Spirit, check out this article by Kenneth Copeland—The Holy Spirit: God’s Muscle in You. Let this be a pivotal time of understanding the Holy Spirit—who He is and what He does—so you can enjoy His ministry more deeply!