John 14:25-28; Romans 8:9-11
How Can I Know I Have God’s Holy Spirit
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 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 that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you’” (John 14:25–28).
“You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you” (Romans 8:9–11).
Main Point: You can know for certain that you have the Holy Spirit of God and that you are never alone.
I. Answer #1: You can’t see or feel the Holy Spirit, but a sign that you have Him is when you have faith in Christ and believe the Holy Spirit is God.
“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit” (John 3:6–8).
II. Answer #2: Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would come and dwell in every true believer. (Romans 8:9).
“For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:13).
III. Answer #3: The Holy Spirit will be working and revealing Himself in your life.
a. He will convict you of sin.
“But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment” (John 16:7–8).
b. He will reveal biblical truths to you.
“But the Comforter (Helper), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” (John 14:26).
c. He will help you grow spiritually (sanctify). “And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11).
d. He will comfort you when you pray.
“But when the Comforter (Helper) comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me” (John 15:26).
e. He will give you a hunger for God.
“And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Galatians 4:6).
Challenge: Do you trust in the promises of Jesus? Is there evidence of the Holy Spirit’s work and revealing in your life?
Invitation: Make sure you are saved and that the Holy Spirit dwells with you and in you. Then surrender to the work of the Holy Spirit and let Him have control of your life.