Acts 2:38 NIVPeter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Why We Need The Holy Spirit
John 6:63a ESVIt is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all.
- The Holy Spirit empowered Joshua to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. (Joshua 1:8-9)
- The Holy Spirit enabled Samson to defeat the Philistines. (Judges 13:25; 14:6)
- The Holy Spirit gave Gideon the courage to lead the Israelites against the Midianites. (Judges 6:14)
- The Holy Spirit inspired the prophets to speak God's word. (Isaiah 61:1; Jeremiah 20:9; Ezekiel 2:2)
- The Holy Spirit gave wisdom to judges and kings. (Exodus 31:3; Deuteronomy 1:17; 1 Samuel 16:13)
- The Holy Spirit enabled the people of Israel to worship God. (Psalm 51:11; Isaiah 32:15; Zechariah 4:6)
- The Holy Spirit gave the people of Israel hope for the future. (Isaiah 40:31; Joel 2:28-29; Zechariah 12:10)
- The Holy Spirit prepared the way for the coming of Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 42:1; Malachi 3:1).
7 Reasons Why We Need The Holy Spirit
- The Holy Spirit seals us for the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30). He is God's stamp of ownership upon us.
- The Holy Spirit manifests the fruit of godliness in us (Galatians 5: 22-23).
- The Holy Spirit enables us to pray effectively (Romans 8:26).
- He comforts us in times of trouble (John 16:7).
- The Holy Spirit endows us with spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4)
- The Spirit of God enables us to live a consecrated life.
- He guides us into all truth.
Ten Reasons Why We Need The Holy Spirit
1. To Become Born Again
John 3:3-5 ESVJesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born. Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
2. To Receive The Power Of God
Acts 1:8 ESVBut you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
John 14:12 ESVTruly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.
3. To Have Access To God's Truth
John 14:7 NLTHe is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.
John 14:26 NIVBut the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
4. To Possess Godly Wisdom And Knowledge
Isaiah 11:2 NLTAnd the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
1 Corinthians 2:12-13 NIVWhat we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
5. To Be Guided In Our Daily Lives
Romans 8:14 NIVFor those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
6. To Enable Us Pray Effectively
Romans 8:26 NIVIn the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
Romans 8:27 NIVAnd he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
7. To Bear Godly Fruit
Galatians 5:22-23 BSBBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
8. To Prepare For Eternity
Ephesians 4:30 ESVAnd do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
9. To Be Victorious In Spiritual Warfare
Zechariah 4:6 ESVThen he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
10. For Conviction And Restoration
John 16:8 BSBAnd when He comes, He will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment.
Prayer To Receive The Holy Spirit
Dear Heavenly Father, I believe that You sent your Holy Spirit to make me His dwelling. I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit, according to the promise in Your Word. My desire is to be led by Your Spirit and to live a life that pleases You. I want to be transformed and used of You in the earth realm. Just like Daniel, I want to create a lasting impact in my generation and beyond. Thank You Father for Your love and grace. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Final Thoughts On Why We Need The Holy Spirit
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