The Holy Spirit is known by many names and titles, most of which denotes some function and aspect of His ministry. As Jesus was preparing to go to the cross, He told His disciples that He would send the Helper, the Holy Spirit, He is the Spirit of Truth; (John 16:13, 16, 17). His ministry is to guide believers to know the truth and understand the truth. When He comes, He speaks only of Christ and not of Himself.
As our Paracletes, our Counselor, He is the Spirit of God. He comforts our hearts and minds. He counsels and encourages us which brings peace to our hearts and rest for our minds. What I find unique about His ministry is that He is able to bring all things to our memories which helps us to navigate through the vicissitudes of life; (John 14:26).
One of the main purposes of the Christian life is to progressively allow the Holy Spirit to produce His fruit in our lives. True followers of Christ are recognized by their fruit; (Gal. 5:22-23). As we commit ourselves to Christ and surrender to God’s Will, the Holy Spirit is able to produce His fruit in us. Spiritually we start to resemble Christ and are recognized by our fruit. God’s desire is for His children to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit. The ultimate result of spiritual fruitfulness is that God is glorified as we mature, and others come to know Christ.
The Holy Spirit also intercedes on our behalf. When we don’t know what to pray for the Holy Spirit intercedes through wordless groans. He intercedes in accordance to the Will of God; (Rom. 8:26-27). It is because of His indwelling presence that we are able to walk by, and live by His Spirit. God never intended for us to live the Christian life alone.
God has revealed true wisdom to us by His Spirit. No one can truly know the things of God except by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God; (Rom. 11:33-34). He is our wisdom sent from on high. So, I ask you, “Have you prayed and asked the Holy Spirit to help you?” Jesus sent Him to us for that particular reason. He knew that we would need His help. Why not humble yourself, pray and ask for the Holy Spirit’s help today?