A Study of the Holy Ghost : Lesson #3 The Work of the Holy Ghost (Part 2)

A Study of the Holy Ghost

Lesson #3 The Work of the
Holy Ghost (Part 2)

In this lesson we are going to focus on the work of the Holy Ghost in the
life of a saved person. There are many things that the Holy Ghost does as a
part of our salvation, and we will mention these things, but the focus of this
lesson will be on what the Holy Ghost does for us in connection with Jesus Christ.

The Holy Ghost in connection with Salvation

The moment we are saved the Holy Ghost does a lot of things for the
saved person. He spiritually circumcises us, which is where the body is separated
from the soul that is within us, according to Colossians 2:9-13.
In connection to this he also seals us according to Ephesians 1:13
; 4:30. These two of the main reasons that we have eternal security.
We are also baptized into the body of Christ by the Holy Ghost (1
Corinthians 12:12-13
) as well as being born again by the Spirit of God
(John 3:3-7). Our body also becomes the temple of the Holy Ghost (1
Corinthians 6:19
) as he lives inside of us after salvation.

What the Holy Ghost does for us in connection with Jesus Christ

In John 14-16 Jesus told the disciples that when he had gone
back to the father that he would send the Holy Ghost to dwell within them. Therefore,
he through the Holy Ghost would be living inside of them. As a result of this
there are some things that the Holy Ghost does in connection with Jesus Christ and
we will look at these below.

1)  He is our comforter (John
14:16-21
)

  • Jesus
    had brought great comfort to the disciples by his presence with them now the
    Holy Ghost was going to take his place.
  • The Holy
    Ghost is a great comfort to us by assuring us of our salvation (Galatians
    4:6
    ; Romans 8:16-17), and giving us the peace of God
    which passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

2)  He is our teacher (John
14:26
)

  • As a
    teacher he reveals the things about Jesus Christ to us (John 16:14)
    and brings to remembrance what Jesus has said (John 14:26).
  • As a
    teacher he guides us into all truth because he does not speak of himself but of
    the Holy Ghost (John 16:13)

3)  Shows us the love of Christ (Ephesians
3:16-21
)

  • Through
    the Holy Ghost living inside of us and teaching us about Jesus Christ we can
    learn the Love of God and of Christ (Romans 5:5).

4)  Helps us keep Jesus’
Commandments (1 Peter 1:22 ; John 15:12)

  • The Holy
    Ghost helps us to obey God’s word and one of Jesus’ commandments was that we
    love one another. The more we know about the love of Christ the more we can
    love one another.

What is the spiritual application for us from this?

If we truly seek to have a great relationship with Jesus Christ as we
should then we are going to have to have a great relationship with the Holy Ghost
as he is our teacher and revealer of truth about the things of Jesus Christ.

A Study of the Holy Ghost

Lesson #3 The Work of the
Holy Ghost (Part 2)

Handout

1)  What will be the focus on
this lesson regarding the work of the Holy Ghost?

2)  List a few things that the
Holy Ghost does in us as a result of Salvation?

3)  What are the things that the
Holy Ghost does for us in regards to Jesus Christ?

4)  What is the spiritual
application for us from this lesson?