What is the impact of the holy spirit on Christians?

On the last night of His earthly life, our Lord Jesus promised His disciples a Helper, Counselor, or Comforter, “even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  and ye also shall bear witness…”  John 15:26, 27 (KJV).  A major work of the Holy Spirit is the anointing of [...]

What happens to the holy spirit when you die?

Not everyone has the holy spirit, but only those whom God is calling out to be a people for His name (Acts 15:14). So, let us address the question: “If someone is begotten of God's holy spirit, then what happens to the holy spirit when that person dies?” When a person is begotten by the [...]

Show me God the Holy Spirit in scripture.

Genesis 1:2, “And the earth was without form, and void, …And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” The word Spirit is the Strong’s Hebrew word H7307, “ruach”. Strong’s Concordance defines “ruach” as “wind; by resemblance breath…” Some of the ways this word is translated are air, anger, blast, breath, courage, [...]

Do you have to have the holy spirit in order to go to heaven??

Yes – after believing in Jesus and making a full and complete consecration/dedication to serve God, God justifies us and seals us with the holy spirit. We see this in Ephesians 1:13-14: “…having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, [which] is given as a pledge of our inheritance.”  [...]

What is the meaning of 2 Corinthians 5:17?

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  2 Corinthians 5:17 (Concordia Translation) This process describes those who have become God's people by making a full consecration of themselves and then being begotten of the Holy Spirit as new creatures [...]

How do I know I am filled with the holy spirit or am being lead by the spirit?

Romans 8:14 and its context help us to understand what it means to be led by God and what evidences we should notice in our life.  “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” First we need to turn away from sin and receive forgiveness. “There [...]