I think too often that we have this skewed view of the role Holy Spirit performs in our lives. We have been taught that Holy Spirit is here to show you or convict you of your sins. It hat everyone you mess up He’s there to point out your failures. I want to take a moment and show you the role that Holy Spirit plays with in our lives.
Holy Spirit does not make you conscious of your sin but He makes you conscious of Jesus! We often feel that Holy Spirit is there to tell us what is wrong with our lives but the reality is Holy Spirit is here to point us toward Jesus. We will look at a few scriptures to point at what I am saying.
Still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. (John 16:12-14)O
One of the primary roles of Holy Spirit is to TESTIFY and GLORIFY Jesus! He is known as the comforter not the convictor. There are those who are going to be mad at me for making such a statement. I can hear it now…
“Well brother that is a false it says in John 16:8 that the Holy Spirit will convict the world of sin!”
That’s true but read the rest of the scripture.
The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me. (Hebrews 16:9)
What is the sin? Unbelief is the sin that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of. The Holy Spirit is here to manifest Christ Glory to a unbelieving world so that they might believe HIM! We read in Hebrews 3 that the Children of Israel died in the wilderness not because of their Idolatry, Adultery, Lying, or thieving!
For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. (Hebrews 3:15-19)
We saw that the only sin that Christ continued to confront with in man was their unbelief. Why? Because if they had the revelation of who He was they would not sin! We sin because we do not know the fullness of God through Christ Jesus. If we walked in the revelation of His love we would walk in the revelation of the Fathers fullness that gives us identity.
Holy Spirit is not CONVICTING you of your sin, He’s CONVICTING you of His GOODNESS that leads you to REPENTANCE!
“So why do I feel bad when I Sin?”
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
The Holy Spirit comes to convince or convict you of Jesus because if you can behold Him you will be transformed by Him from glory to glory. Sometimes when we see Jesus glory through the lens of the LAW we run from Him. That’s when we know that we have lost the revelation of our sonship. But if we see Him through humility and grace condemnation is easily cast off and we begin to walk in our Spirit and not our flesh.
When you confessed with your mouth and believed in your heart you became a new creation in Jesus. You born again through Holy Spirit and Jesus’ blood was sprinkled upon your evil fall of man consciousness and you became the righteousness of God. When you sin it goes against what you know to be true in your heart. You are no longer made for sin but for righteousness. It makes you feel defiled and the enemy tries to condemn you so that he cans STEAL (your identity), KILL (your flesh), and DESTROY (your destiny)! (Hebrews 10:19-23)
You feel bad because when you accepted Jesus into your heart you received the sprinkling of blood on your evil conscious.
So I want you to know Holy Spirit is not shouting how bad you are but how great Jesus is! Holy Spirit does not make you conscious of your sins, Holy Spirit makes you conscious of Jesus! The reason you feel bad when you sin is not because Holy Spirit is confronting your sin but your evil conscious was sprinkled with His blood. You are made for righteousness not sin. You’re born again with a pure conscious. Stop trying to learn how not to sin, and start learning how to walk in Sonship! Abiding is the key to not sinning! Holy Spirit is there to comfort you and cheer you on to Christ! He is our teacher and the Spirit of Truth. He often shows us the reality of our heart to lead us into places of humility to seek Jesus as our source. ONLY BELIEVE SAINTS!!!