The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace is what we talked about this morning during the mom’s group session at my church via the Symbolon dvds. This session was the last one as we are breaking for the Christmas season and will resume in January.
The Holy Spirit is the third divine person of the Trinity. He is between God and Jesus. The Holy Spirit is helping us to be more like Jesus. It has sanctified us to make us holy. It empowers us to live a Christian life, and to proclaim the gospel.
There are many fruits of the Spirit totaling 9. It includes love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We enable them throughout our life.
The Holy Spirit also has 7 gifts within. It shares wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude (courage), piety (reverence), and fear of the Lord (wonder). The first four gifts is meant to give us intelligence while the last three gifts is to direct our will towards God.
The Holy Spirit sanitizes grace. This is Christ’s divine life within our souls.
The justification of the Holy spirit is from sons of Adam to son of God. It’s basically from sin to sonship. Sin to waters of baptism to journey through life to heaven. This means that we are saved at baptism and we are to remain faithful and walk with God as we journey through life if we want God’s heavenly promise.
In God’s family, the Holy Spirit guides us in faith and works of Him. This is the divine sonship as he justifies us. This is done through the gospel, and the sacraments of life. Faith is entering God’s family. Works is remaining in God’s family.
I share some scriptures within this post to give more encouragement about the Holy Spirit.
“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever. The Helper is the Sprit of truth. The people of the world cannot accept him because they don’t see him or know him. But you know him. He lives with you, and he will be in you.” John 14:16-17 (ERV)
“But the fruit that the Spirit produces in a person’s life is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these kind of things.” Galatians 5:22-23 (ERV).
“Not only the world, but we also have been waiting with pain inside us. We have the Spirit as the first part of God’s promise. So we are waiting for God to finish making us his own children. I mean we are waiting for our bodies to be made free.” Romans 8:23 (ERV)
“I mean we are made right with God through faith, not through what we have done to follow the law. This is what we believe.” Romans 3:28 (ERV)