QAWhat work does the Holy Spirit accept from Jesus?
- Jesus told people
to repent (Mk 1:15), and so does the Holy Spirit, convicting people
of sin (Jn 16:8).
- Jesus told us the
truth (Jn 8:45–46). The Holy Spirit guides us to understand the
truth (Jn 16:13).
- Jesus gives life
to those who obeyed him (Jn 10:10). The Holy Spirit also gives
life to those who repent and believe in Jesus (Acts 11:18), that
they may live by the Spirit (Gal 5:25).
- Jesus said, “I
am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved” (Jn 10:9).
We enter the gate by the Holy Spirit (Gal 3:3). The Bible says
no one can honestly say “Jesus is Lord” except by the movement
of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:3).
- Jesus gives us
the right to become children of God when we believe, calling God
our Father (Jn 1:12; 20:17). Likewise, the Holy Spirit allows
us to be God’s children, calling out “Abba! Father!” (Gal 4:6;
Rom 8:14, 16).
- Jesus revealed
God’s love (Jn 3:16; Rom 5:8). The Holy Spirit pours out God’s
love upon us (Rom 5:5).
- Jesus intercedes,
on our behalf, in God’s presence (1 Jn 2:1; Heb 7:25). Similarly,
the Holy Spirit is called our Advocate and Counselor, interceding
on our behalf (Jn 14:16; Rom 8:26–27).
- When Jesus was
on earth, he sent his disciples out to preach (Mt 10:5). The Holy
Spirit also sends the disciples out to do God’s work (Acts 13:2,