The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Holy Trinity and He was sent to us our Lord Jesus Christ after He ascended into heaven. The Holy Spirit dwells only in holy people and His job is to help and to give comfort. In this post, I shall be sharing with you 5 reasons why you need the Holy Spirit as I was taught in my church. They are:
HE GIVES YOU POWER: Without the Holy Spirit, you are powerless as a christian. It might interest you to know that the major difference between christianity and othe religion is power and as such the Holy Spirit should always be in you. The scriptures said, ‘But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you'[Acts 1:8]
HE GUIDES YOU: Whenever you read the word of God without understanding, then you know that you didn’t give the Holy Spirit His place in your life to guide you. The scripture says, ‘…when the Holy Spirit is come upon you, He will guide you into all truth: for He will not speak of His himself: but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall he speak and He will shew you things to come'[John 16:13]. Also, when you pray, you need the Holy Spirit to guide you on how to pray and what to pray for.
HE KEEPS YOU FROM SIN: Most times, when you make your your mind to stop a particular sin, it would be difficult because you didn’t engage the help of the Holy Ghost. He is your helper and as such you can call on Him to keep you from sin. The bible says, ‘…walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh'[Galatians 5:16].
HE SEALS YOUR SALVATION: When you have the Holy Spirit at work in your life, it becomes extremely difficult for you to deviate from the way of the Lord because He is the seal of your salvation that prevents you from backsliding. The bible said, ‘In whom ye trusted after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise'[Ephesians 1:13]
HE GIVES YOU BOLDNESS: Before the Holy Spirit came upon Peter, he wasn’t bold enough to confess Jesus Christ even in front of a little girl but after the Holy Spirit came upon him, he was empowered to confess Jesus before 3000 persons. The Holy Spirit gives you boldness as written, ‘For God hath not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love and of a sound mind'[2 Timothy 1:7]