What We Believe About The Holy Spirit
From My Notes by Pastor Ron Campbell
It is the Holy Spirit that is the constant revelation of God in our lives that helps us understand mysteries about God that have been hidden in our lives. As our counselor the Holy Spirit instructs us in the ways of truth and helps us turn our lives around and to live more faithfully as God’s servants in this crazy mixed up world today.
The Holy Spirit is a gift from God that lives inside those who believe in Jesus. He produces God’s character in the lives of believers, in a way we can’t do on our own. He builds into our lives love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. God simply asks us to rely on Him to produce these qualities in our lives.
What about non-believers?
The Holy Spirit convicts the hearts non-believers to God’s truth concerning how sinful we are, how we need God’s forgiveness and the righteousness of Jesus, tugging on all of our hearts and minds, asking us to repent and turn to God for forgiveness and a new eternal life.