The Trinity: Part Fourteen - Keeping the Switch Turned On

Concluding the Series

Last week we talked about the Holy Spirit as God's power source ("Energizer Battery"), indicating that it's possible for us to be saved and miss some of that power by leaving the "Switch" off, defined as: So why did God put the Holy Spirit in every believer? The Holy Spirit is Man's Power Source, and the Holy Spirit can still work in spite of a turned-off switch, but man loses some of the benefits: Those are ways in which the Holy Spirit can deal with us when the Switch is turned off.
Here are some benefits the believer receives from the Holy Spirit when he has chosen to turn his Switch On:
  1. He teaches us about Jesus.
    John 15:26; 14:26; 16:13.
  2. He brings us gifts. It's like we were an honored guest at a party, with lots of packaged gifts (but if our Switch is off, it's like we didn't show up for the party).
    Romans 14:17; Galatians 5:22; 1 Corinthians 12:8.
  3. He encourages us. Acts 9:31.
  4. He delivers God's grace to us. Romans 5:3.
  5. He brings us joy. 1 Thessalonians 1:6.
  6. He brings us hope. Romans 15:13.
  7. He helps us in our weakness. Romans 8:26.
  8. He helps us in persecution (something we don't understand, in the way that the New Testament Church experienced it).
    Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11.
  9. He gives us day-by-day, step-by-step instructions about what to do. Examples:
    Acts 8:28, 10:19, 13:2, 15:28, 16:6, 20:28; 1 Corinthians 2:13.