First of all, it is God’s will that we become His children. Then after salvation, God does not leave a newborn believer to face the hardships of the world and the wiles of Satan alone. At Salvation, the Holy Spirit takes His abode in each believer’s heart. After Jesus ascended into heaven, while believers were assembled in the Upper Room, the Holy Spirit came to dwell in every believer’s heart, and not only to them but to every believer since that day.
Not being aware of this truth when I became a believer, I was confused about the struggle being waged in my heart between Spirit and flesh. Paul writes about this struggle in the latter part of Romans chapter seven. He was confused too, and asked who could deliver him from this body of death.
Then he said,” I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord, so then with the mind, I will serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.” Then with victory he added, “There is therefore, now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 7: 25-8:1.
Some other activities of the Holy Spirit are giving guidance when seeking God’s will, and in making other decisions, bringing comfort during times of grief, convincing us of sins in our lives, comforting us when we mourn, interceding for us when we pray, and bearing witness with our spirits that we are children of God. Also believers’ salvation is sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise.
Ephesians 1:13. “When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed in Him, you were also sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.”
And when we become believers, a cluster of fruit is deposited in each believer’s heart: that cluster contains Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit and all He does in the life of a believer. Help us to be sensitive to His leadership. We pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.