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Benefits of having the Holy Spirit


Benefits of having the Holy Spirit

By Oluwatoyosi Adegunle and Bibi Babatunde-ikotun


Growing up, whenever I got inspiration from an external source that evokes spiritual actions in me, I called it ‘Something” – something told me to take another route, to not eat till 5 pm, to not speak to this particular person, to not be at a certain gathering.  For the most part, I have confused the Holy Spirit for intuition, and that’s how best I could explain what it was then. I think my confusion and misconceptions were valid because I was not a believer, although I attend church very frequently. I grew up in churches where it seemed only the Pastor had access to God, people would drop 2-3 names of prospective partners and ask Pastors to help them ask God for who to choose, where to live, when to travel, basically everything, and that seemed like the norm to me. I don’t mean you can’t consult your Pastors for things that matter to you, it’s your choice.

Until I became super conscious of salvation, redemption, and the love of God, I never believed I could speak directly to God and he would listen and answer. The Holy Spirit is not 'something', but someone, a friend, comforter, and the one that brings us into all truth. 

John 14:26 (AMPC) But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.

Who is the Holy Spirit?

Jesus Christ promised us the Holy Spirit to guide us, comfort us, and be our Teacher. In very simpler words, the Holy Spirit is your closest friend, the one that you should trust for literally everything - wisdom, money, advice, direction, anything at all. He is always there to listen to us and provide spiritual blessings - strength, peace, joy, comfort, and a host of others.  

The Holy Spirit is a comforter

He is there to comfort you even in the hardest times! When you can't speak to anyone about what you're going through, call on Him and e will comfort you. Ask Him to help you sleep, wipe your tears and make you see hope in a hopeless situation. This thing works, believe me. He is the best comforter there is.

The Holy Spirit is a  Counselor

Have you ever wanted to make a bad decision? Of course, you have, LOL. But you know how the Holy Spirit nudges you to handle a situation in a better way before you put yourself in trouble. At that moment He tells you to keep quiet rather than speak your mind? consider it as wise counsel! I bet there are times where you didn't listen to Him and you can attest to how bad the situation got! There's no greater counsellor than the Holy Spirit that lives in you.

The Holy Spirit is a Helper

Oh, the sweet Holy Spirit is indeed our helper. We can ask Him to convict others of their wrongdoings toward us when they are believers or even unbelievers some times. Also, He helps us to pray when we can't pray. Romans 8:26 (NLT) And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

The Holy Spirit is an Advocate

 He is our defence against the accuser aka the Devil who we can call the prosecutor that stands before God the just judge and claiming that all of humanity is guilty. For us who have believed in Jesus, there's no more accusing voice of guilt before the father! As we believed, the Holy Spirit came into us and sealed us with an unremovable mark that shows we belong to God and we are righteous. Ephesians 1:13 (NIV) And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,

The Holy Spirit is a Strengthener

Have you ever been weak in your body and don't know what to do? I have and this verse always comes to mind. I mean as men born of Adam, we were running out of life but God infused eternal life into us by the Holy Spirit. That life that is above sickness and diseases Romans 8:11(NLT) The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. 

The Holy Spirit is a Standby

This means a person you can always count on. Kind of like the emergency contact that will always come through for you. He is always with you because He is never going anywhere! In times of emergency, He is there! There's nothing to be afraid of with the Holy Spirit, choose to fellowship with Him so you can always be conscious of His presence and never ignore Him.


As a believer, the Holy Spirit already lives in you as you've seen in Ephesians 1:13. You have to be conscious of his presence in your life and stop shrugging Him off because you think it's mere instincts. He desires to fill you and make you overflow. The promise of the Holy Spirit is for you, it's in you already. The Spirit is in you and with you to make life easier for you in different forms and bring you closer to God, the Father. 

When you accept Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit to teach and help you enjoy the fullness and reality of the life of God. The fullness of the Spirit is a gift and a blessing that you should cherish and treasure, and in no way doesn’t make anyone superior and should never lead to spiritual arrogance. Build a relationship with the Spirit of God, share your experiences, emotions, sad and happy moments, confusions, everything, and anything and be exposed to the reality of the Love of God. 

If you're reading this and you haven't given your life to Christ, this is an opportunity for you to do so. He loves you so much that He died so you may have life in abundance.

Say this prayer out loud and believe it in your heart

Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you out of my life. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking. By faith, I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior. Amen.

If you read this prayer, congratulations! You have now be grafted into the family of God. Please reach out to me if you'll like to learn more about the salvation you just received and the truth about Jesus. Please email me via bibilamour04@gmail.com. God bless you richly, welcome home. 

Have you watched my latest YouTube video? I dissected the concept of "Is Christianity boring"? Please let me know what you think about my thoughts about the boring nature of the faith.

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  1. Good write up!!
    Ever present help in times of need... The Holy Spirit.

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