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1. Jesus declares Him as the Helper

John 16:7
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you."

John 14:26
"But 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."

2. He will help us to understand the truth about Christ and will apply the work of Christ to our hearts.

John 16:14
He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

3. He encourages us.

Acts. 4:31
"And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness."

4. Guides us.

John 16:13
"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."

5. And illuminates the Scripture for us.

John 16:14-15
14. "He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
15. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you."

6. He gives us power -- for evangelism--for discipling other believers into their inheritance in Christ.

Acts 1:8
"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

7. Intensifies the love of God in us.

"Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us."

8. And helps us in prayer -- the Holy Spirit shows us who to pray for and how to pray for them.

Rom. 8:26
"Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."

9. He enables us to reflect God's holy character.

Rom. 8:13-14
13. "For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
14. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."

Gal. 5:22-23
22. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23. Gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law."

10. The inner man (our spirit) is strengthened through communion with the Holy Spirit to advance the Kingdom of God and bear fruit.

Eph. 3:16
"that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man;"

11. God's purpose not only to save His people from their sins, but also to fill us with the Holy Spirit, as on the Day of Pentecost: "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

Acts 2:38
"Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

12. While the Holy Spirit indwells every believer, yet God both offers and commands us to seek additional fillings of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 5:18
"And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit."

13. This blessing is granted only to Christ's followers who hunger for the Spirit and, in an act of faith, purposely open their lives to this complete indwelling. Jesus promised that the heavenly Father would "give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him."

Luke 11:13
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

14. As we walk in the spirit -- the Holy Spirit leads us to the lost and also to other believers we can disciple and equip to help others.

Galatians 5:25
"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

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