Last time I showed you some Scriptures about the Holy Spirit and God’s promise to give the Holy Spirit to us today. Now let’s look at God’s purpose of the Holy Spirit. This list, by all means, is not limited.
GOD’S PURPOSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
A. To consecrate and make holy – Romans 15:6 –
The Apostle Paul states:
I act in the priestly service of the Gospel (the good news) of God, in order that the sacrificial offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable [to God], consecrated and made holy by the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:11 –
But you were washed clean (purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin), and you were consecrated (set apart, hallowed), and you were justified [pronounced righteous, by trusting in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit of our God.
B. Chosen for sanctification – 2 Thessalonians 2:13 –
But we, brethren beloved by the Lord, ought and are obligated [as those who are in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, because God chose you from the beginning as His first fruits (first converts) for salvation through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit ond [your] belief in (adherence to, trust in, and reliance on) the Truth.
l Peter 1:2 –
Who were chosen and foreknown by God the Father and consecrated (sanctified, made holy) by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and to be sprinkled with [His] blood…
C. To fill us, strengthen us, empower and edify us, transform us, renew and enable us to wait, bring freedom and free us, bring joy, help us (and many other things)
Example: Acts 4:31; Ephesians 3:16; Acts 1:8; Acts 9:31; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Titus 3:5-6; Galatians 5:5; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Romans 8:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; Romans 8:26
Now that we see what God’s purpose of the Holy Spirit is, next time we’ll see what exactly that the Holy Spirit does. Please take some time to meditate on these verses and let the presence of God thru His Holy Spirit open up your heart to be able to receive all of the fullness of God.