33 Things the Holy Spirit Does

33 Things the Holy Spirit Does

What does the Holy Spirit do for you? Learn 33 different actions of the Holy Spirit. Hear how He is more than a gift, but someone who prays for you, always speaks of Jesus and unites. Included is a Bible scripture reference for each of the 33 areas for further study.

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Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

 

What does the Holy Spirit do for you? Learn 33 different actions of the Holy Spirit.

 

Hear how He is more than a gift, but someone who prays for you, always speaks of Jesus and unites. Included is a Bible scripture reference for each of the 33 areas for further study.

 

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: I've got a little different show for your planned today. I want to be speaking with you about the 33 things the Holy Spirit does. I know that's different for this show. But it's really an introduction to something I have planned for you. We're going to be bringing you several, in fact, many audio versions of what we do here at Charisma. Much of what we have in print, and some of the things we're up to with shows you don't know about yet, are going to be coming to you in an audio version. We could call it a podcast, we can call it other things. Mainly just know it's something for your phone and you can also listen to it on your desktop. While it's on your phone, you can listen to it with your earbuds while you're walking, running, working out, just hanging out. It's just going to give you that extra place to bring down some of that great Charisma content that many of you love and look forward to.

 

So, I want to do this and this show today. I just want to give you a brief run through the 33 things that you can expect from the Holy Spirit. Many of you know this, but many Christians overlook the importance of the Holy Spirit. But scripture is clear about not only his vital role in our life, but also His divine actions. So, let's get started with the 33. And here's a little added bonus. With each of the 33, we're going to give you the verse that goes with it. Check it out, and maybe even do some memory work on your own. Imagine if you can do memory work with it as we go along. That memory work is something I want to be working on with you. I'll be throwing out some verses in podcasts to come on how to improve or work on some of your memory work with some of the great verses of the Holy Spirit. So, let's get started 33 things the Holy Spirit does:

 

1.      He helps us. It's nice to know we have a helper, that's Romans 8:26.

2.      He guides us. I count on that fact when I get to the front door, don't you? The front door of work, the front door of my home. I want to know that I have a guide, John 16:13. He guides us.

3.      He teaches us. John 14:26. He's our teacher, the Holy Spirit's constantly in class, teaching us.

4.      He speaks. I'm so thankful for the speaking of the Holy Spirit, that if I can just shut up long enough to listen, the Holy Spirit will speak to me. Revelation 2:7.

5.      He reveals. First Corinthians 2:10. I like knowing the Holy Spirit will reveal Himself to me. He'll reveal what I need to know. He'll show me things hidden. And they'll be revealed to me that I might learn from it and grow.

6.      He instructs. A little bit different than teaching, because an instructor just says it. A teacher will say it again and again and again and will keep teaching. This aspect of the Holy Spirit is that he instructs. That's Acts 8:29.

7.      He testifies of Jesus. John 15:26. That's one thing you can count on. The Holy Spirit will always be speaking of Jesus will testify of the works and the leading and the principles taught by Jesus when he walked on earth.

8.      The Comforter. Acts 9:31. He is our comforter. I think about that every now and then. When I snuggle up … I know you won't believe this in Florida, but we still do snuggle up with our blankies, when I'm watching football or baseball maybe. It may be hot outside, but it's cool. That air conditioner is cold on the inside. I like knowing that the Holy Spirit's always there to comfort me.

9.      He calls us. Acts 13:2. Remember the white knuckles on the pew in front of you, when the Holy Spirit was saying, come. I like the fact the Holy Spirit says come. And right after the Holy Spirit summons us, He says now, go. He calls us, we respond. We get filled up, we get trained. And he says go, go make disciples.

10.  He fills us. I'm thankful for the filling of the Holy Spirit. Acts 4:31.

11.  He strengthens us. Ephesians 3:16. A lot of people work out. They find different ways of gaining strength, to have discipline and work ethic and they get stronger. As we remain weak, the Holy Spirit makes us strong. The Lord says He's got strength when we're weak.

12.  He prays for us, Romans 8:26. Sometimes I have a pity party and think no one's praying for me. I pray for all these people on my list. I'm praying every morning for people, for pastors, for people in my life that I'm in relationship with. I just wonder, does anybody pray for me? Yes, the Holy Spirit prays for us, Romans 8:26.

13.  He prophesies through us. He gives us that unction to speak the will of the Lord; to speak, let's saith at the Lord.

14.  He bears witness to the truth. Every now and then we just get that Holy Ghost goose bump. And He speaks to us about the truth. He gives us that witness. This is the truth. That's Romans 9:1.

15.  We all love this, especially in time of need. He brings joy. First Thessalonians 1:6, He brings joy to our life.

16.  He brings freedom. The Holy Spirit reminds us we're free indeed. We're free in this life, of following the Holy Spirit. Second Corinthians 3:17.

17.  He helps us to obey. I don't know about you, but I sure need that. I need that instruction. That warning, that little nudge. Be careful. Warning Will Robinson, you're getting off the path. It's getting a little wobbly over here. Get back on that straight and narrow path. It's not wobbly. It's not broad. It's narrow, and I'm here to help you to stay on the path. First Peter 1:22.

18.  He calls for Jesus’ return, Revelation 22:17. The Holy Spirit is looking for the return of Jesus.

19.  He transforms us. Second Corinthians 3:18. I don't need my next-door neighbor to transform me. I really don't need my wife to transformed me. She'll try. Maybe I tried too hard to transform her. We should not try to transform each other. How about that one? Let's allow the Holy Spirit to transform us.

20.  He lives in us. Every now and then when I'm walking down the hall. I know that the Holy Spirit is with me. First Corinthians 3:16. It's nice to know the Holy Spirit lives and as it's a promise, it's a fact. We know that the Spirit of God is within us.

21.  He frees us, Romans 8:2. That's sort of like that thing about being in freedom, but it's better. It frees us in case we forget. If we get caught up in a tangled mess, which I know that never happens to you. But sometimes I look down and I've got web webbing and entanglement at my feet. I pray that the Holy Spirit would free me from whatever it is this binding me.

22.  I look forward to this every day. The new day has dawn and He renews us. Titus 3:5. The Holy Spirit renews us.

23.  Here's a great promise of the Word. He produces fruit in us. You know that verse, Galatians 5:22-23. He produces fruit in us, the fruit of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit produces it. He's a farmer. He's the fertilizer, he produces fruit in us.

24.  He gives me gifts. I like gifts, and I really like gifts of the Holy Spirit. First Corinthians 12:8-10. He gives us gifts, the good gifts from God.

25.  He leads us. I'm so thankful for the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:14, the Spirit of God leads you 26.

26.  We could skip this one and it be OK, right? He convicts us. That's John 16:8. We never like it. But when it's over, it was wonderful. He convicts us he tells us, steps on our toes, does all those things that we label it to try to make it easier on us. But the fact is, we need the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. Welcome it into our lives, convicting power of the Holy Spirit.

27.  He sanctifies us. Second Thessalonians 2:13. He sets us apart. Sanctifies us, helps us to work toward purity.

28.  He empowers us. The power of the Holy Spirit comes from the Holy Spirit. There is a shocker. The Holy Spirit empowers us. Well, yes, and we need to walk in that power. Know that we've got that Dunamis power of the Holy Spirit, He empowers us, Acts 1:8.

29.  We need to be reminded of this in our church service when we look over there and we see someone looking cross at us. My grandmother used to say that. Don't you look cross it me. Every now and then I look out at the congregation and I think perchance they're thinking and looking at me and a cross way. It's nice to know that the Holy Spirit unites us. We don't need any more help in dividing ourselves. I don't need to blame the evil one for doing that. We do it all by ourselves. We separate. We want to separate ourselves from others, maybe make me feel better about myself; to make me feel as though I've got it going on and they don't. We can do better than that, can’t we? We can be united by the power of the Holy Spirit. That's a Ephesians 4:3-4.

30.  He seals us. Ephesians 1:13. He puts a stamp on us and says your mine. When I seal something, I put my signature on it. It's my name. It's my signature. The Holy Spirit says I have sealed you. My little stamp is on you. It's not wax or bronze or silver. It is the spiritual seal of the Holy Spirit that's upon you. Walk like you know who made you and who brought you to this point.

31.  He gives us access to the Father. He points the way. Ephesians 2:18. He gives us that access, He opens the door and allows us to access the gifts of the Father.

32.  He enables us to wait. I need a double portion of this one, don't you? Galatians 5:5. Could you just give me a little more of that wait stuff? Help me to wait, help me to know the importance of waiting and help me to know that I'm learning while I'm waiting. I'm not impatient. I'm saying that through great testimony here. I'm not impatient. I'm enabled to wait through the power of the Holy Spirit.

33.  Last but not least, I'm not afraid of the enemy. I'm not afraid of the evil one. He cast out demons. Who casts out demons? The Holy Spirit. You don't believe me? Read Matthew 12:28. The Holy Spirit cast out demons. Let me say that again. The Holy Spirit casts out demons.

 

There you go, 33 things the Holy Spirit does. Would you replay that all about once a day? It will help you in your walk with the Holy Spirit; 33 things the Holy Spirit promises you, fills you with and does for you.

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

 

What does the Holy Spirit do for you? Learn 33 different actions of the Holy Spirit.

 

Hear how He is more than a gift, but someone who prays for you, always speaks of Jesus and unites. Included is a Bible scripture reference for each of the 33 areas for further study.

 

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: I've got a little different show for your planned today. I want to be speaking with you about the 33 things the Holy Spirit does. I know that's different for this show. But it's really an introduction to something I have planned for you. We're going to be bringing you several, in fact, many audio versions of what we do here at Charisma. Much of what we have in print, and some of the things we're up to with shows you don't know about yet, are going to be coming to you in an audio version. We could call it a podcast, we can call it other things. Mainly just know it's something for your phone and you can also listen to it on your desktop. While it's on your phone, you can listen to it with your earbuds while you're walking, running, working out, just hanging out. It's just going to give you that extra place to bring down some of that great Charisma content that many of you love and look forward to.

 

So, I want to do this and this show today. I just want to give you a brief run through the 33 things that you can expect from the Holy Spirit. Many of you know this, but many Christians overlook the importance of the Holy Spirit. But scripture is clear about not only his vital role in our life, but also His divine actions. So, let's get started with the 33. And here's a little added bonus. With each of the 33, we're going to give you the verse that goes with it. Check it out, and maybe even do some memory work on your own. Imagine if you can do memory work with it as we go along. That memory work is something I want to be working on with you. I'll be throwing out some verses in podcasts to come on how to improve or work on some of your memory work with some of the great verses of the Holy Spirit. So, let's get started 33 things the Holy Spirit does:

 

1.      He helps us. It's nice to know we have a helper, that's Romans 8:26.

2.      He guides us. I count on that fact when I get to the front door, don't you? The front door of work, the front door of my home. I want to know that I have a guide, John 16:13. He guides us.

3.      He teaches us. John 14:26. He's our teacher, the Holy Spirit's constantly in class, teaching us.

4.      He speaks. I'm so thankful for the speaking of the Holy Spirit, that if I can just shut up long enough to listen, the Holy Spirit will speak to me. Revelation 2:7.

5.      He reveals. First Corinthians 2:10. I like knowing the Holy Spirit will reveal Himself to me. He'll reveal what I need to know. He'll show me things hidden. And they'll be revealed to me that I might learn from it and grow.

6.      He instructs. A little bit different than teaching, because an instructor just says it. A teacher will say it again and again and again and will keep teaching. This aspect of the Holy Spirit is that he instructs. That's Acts 8:29.

7.      He testifies of Jesus. John 15:26. That's one thing you can count on. The Holy Spirit will always be speaking of Jesus will testify of the works and the leading and the principles taught by Jesus when he walked on earth.

8.      The Comforter. Acts 9:31. He is our comforter. I think about that every now and then. When I snuggle up … I know you won't believe this in Florida, but we still do snuggle up with our blankies, when I'm watching football or baseball maybe. It may be hot outside, but it's cool. That air conditioner is cold on the inside. I like knowing that the Holy Spirit's always there to comfort me.

9.      He calls us. Acts 13:2. Remember the white knuckles on the pew in front of you, when the Holy Spirit was saying, come. I like the fact the Holy Spirit says come. And right after the Holy Spirit summons us, He says now, go. He calls us, we respond. We get filled up, we get trained. And he says go, go make disciples.

10.  He fills us. I'm thankful for the filling of the Holy Spirit. Acts 4:31.

11.  He strengthens us. Ephesians 3:16. A lot of people work out. They find different ways of gaining strength, to have discipline and work ethic and they get stronger. As we remain weak, the Holy Spirit makes us strong. The Lord says He's got strength when we're weak.

12.  He prays for us, Romans 8:26. Sometimes I have a pity party and think no one's praying for me. I pray for all these people on my list. I'm praying every morning for people, for pastors, for people in my life that I'm in relationship with. I just wonder, does anybody pray for me? Yes, the Holy Spirit prays for us, Romans 8:26.

13.  He prophesies through us. He gives us that unction to speak the will of the Lord; to speak, let's saith at the Lord.

14.  He bears witness to the truth. Every now and then we just get that Holy Ghost goose bump. And He speaks to us about the truth. He gives us that witness. This is the truth. That's Romans 9:1.

15.  We all love this, especially in time of need. He brings joy. First Thessalonians 1:6, He brings joy to our life.

16.  He brings freedom. The Holy Spirit reminds us we're free indeed. We're free in this life, of following the Holy Spirit. Second Corinthians 3:17.

17.  He helps us to obey. I don't know about you, but I sure need that. I need that instruction. That warning, that little nudge. Be careful. Warning Will Robinson, you're getting off the path. It's getting a little wobbly over here. Get back on that straight and narrow path. It's not wobbly. It's not broad. It's narrow, and I'm here to help you to stay on the path. First Peter 1:22.

18.  He calls for Jesus’ return, Revelation 22:17. The Holy Spirit is looking for the return of Jesus.

19.  He transforms us. Second Corinthians 3:18. I don't need my next-door neighbor to transform me. I really don't need my wife to transformed me. She'll try. Maybe I tried too hard to transform her. We should not try to transform each other. How about that one? Let's allow the Holy Spirit to transform us.

20.  He lives in us. Every now and then when I'm walking down the hall. I know that the Holy Spirit is with me. First Corinthians 3:16. It's nice to know the Holy Spirit lives and as it's a promise, it's a fact. We know that the Spirit of God is within us.

21.  He frees us, Romans 8:2. That's sort of like that thing about being in freedom, but it's better. It frees us in case we forget. If we get caught up in a tangled mess, which I know that never happens to you. But sometimes I look down and I've got web webbing and entanglement at my feet. I pray that the Holy Spirit would free me from whatever it is this binding me.

22.  I look forward to this every day. The new day has dawn and He renews us. Titus 3:5. The Holy Spirit renews us.

23.  Here's a great promise of the Word. He produces fruit in us. You know that verse, Galatians 5:22-23. He produces fruit in us, the fruit of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit produces it. He's a farmer. He's the fertilizer, he produces fruit in us.

24.  He gives me gifts. I like gifts, and I really like gifts of the Holy Spirit. First Corinthians 12:8-10. He gives us gifts, the good gifts from God.

25.  He leads us. I'm so thankful for the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:14, the Spirit of God leads you 26.

26.  We could skip this one and it be OK, right? He convicts us. That's John 16:8. We never like it. But when it's over, it was wonderful. He convicts us he tells us, steps on our toes, does all those things that we label it to try to make it easier on us. But the fact is, we need the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. Welcome it into our lives, convicting power of the Holy Spirit.

27.  He sanctifies us. Second Thessalonians 2:13. He sets us apart. Sanctifies us, helps us to work toward purity.

28.  He empowers us. The power of the Holy Spirit comes from the Holy Spirit. There is a shocker. The Holy Spirit empowers us. Well, yes, and we need to walk in that power. Know that we've got that Dunamis power of the Holy Spirit, He empowers us, Acts 1:8.

29.  We need to be reminded of this in our church service when we look over there and we see someone looking cross at us. My grandmother used to say that. Don't you look cross it me. Every now and then I look out at the congregation and I think perchance they're thinking and looking at me and a cross way. It's nice to know that the Holy Spirit unites us. We don't need any more help in dividing ourselves. I don't need to blame the evil one for doing that. We do it all by ourselves. We separate. We want to separate ourselves from others, maybe make me feel better about myself; to make me feel as though I've got it going on and they don't. We can do better than that, can’t we? We can be united by the power of the Holy Spirit. That's a Ephesians 4:3-4.

30.  He seals us. Ephesians 1:13. He puts a stamp on us and says your mine. When I seal something, I put my signature on it. It's my name. It's my signature. The Holy Spirit says I have sealed you. My little stamp is on you. It's not wax or bronze or silver. It is the spiritual seal of the Holy Spirit that's upon you. Walk like you know who made you and who brought you to this point.

31.  He gives us access to the Father. He points the way. Ephesians 2:18. He gives us that access, He opens the door and allows us to access the gifts of the Father.

32.  He enables us to wait. I need a double portion of this one, don't you? Galatians 5:5. Could you just give me a little more of that wait stuff? Help me to wait, help me to know the importance of waiting and help me to know that I'm learning while I'm waiting. I'm not impatient. I'm saying that through great testimony here. I'm not impatient. I'm enabled to wait through the power of the Holy Spirit.

33.  Last but not least, I'm not afraid of the enemy. I'm not afraid of the evil one. He cast out demons. Who casts out demons? The Holy Spirit. You don't believe me? Read Matthew 12:28. The Holy Spirit cast out demons. Let me say that again. The Holy Spirit casts out demons.

 

There you go, 33 things the Holy Spirit does. Would you replay that all about once a day? It will help you in your walk with the Holy Spirit; 33 things the Holy Spirit promises you, fills you with and does for you.

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

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