16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-- 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. John 14:16-17 NIV
25 All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Counselor, 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. John 14:25-26 NIV
7 But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. John 16:7 NIV
HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT IS AT WORK IN MY LIFE
1. He teaches me.
26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things… John 14:26a
a. New things- Revelation
b. Old things- Remembrance
…and [He] will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26b
8 When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment. John 16:8 NIV
2. He guides me.
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13 NIV
3. He empowers me.
8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. Acts 1:8 NASB
a. Power to speak up for Jesus.
…you shall be My witnesses
b. Power to live by faith not fear.
14 Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." Romans 8:14-15 NASB
4. He reminds me who I really am.
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Romans 8:16 NASB
5. He helps me pray.
26 In 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 8:26 NIV
How to pray for more of God
1. Invite him into your life and hold nothing back.
18b Keep on being filled with the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 5:18b NLT
2. Cooperate with his work from this day forward.
11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:11 NIV