The Roles Of The Holy Spirit

5 “But now I am going away to the One who sent me, and not one of you is asking where I am going.
6 Instead, you grieve because of what I’ve told you.
7 But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you.
8 And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.
9 The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me.
10 Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more.
11 Judgment will come because the ruler of this world has already been judged.
John 16:5-11 (NLT)

In the above passage, Jesus revealed to his disciples on the event that would take place after he left. The Holy Spirit would arrive and do his job. Jesus had even moved on further to describe the roles which the Holy Spirit will play in our lives. I can assure you that the Holy Spirit described by Jesus in the above verse is totally different from the “Holy Spirit” being preached in religious churches.

Let us begin. From Verse 5 to Verse 7, Jesus basically said that he had to go in order for the Advocate to come. The Advocate is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has 3 jobs to do. They are:
1. convicts the world of its sin
2. convicts the world of God’s righteousness
3. convicts the world of the coming judgment.

If you have ever been to religious churches, you will have a very negative impression on the above roles. I am not surprise if some theologians used the above verses advance their own theology and proclaim judgement to those who refuse to submit to their lies. Unfortunately for them, I am going to reveal the truth of the above verses. The explanations in this article will set you free from the lies of theology.

First, let us look into the role of convicting the world of its sin. Let me ask you this. Who is being convicted here? The answer is the world, not believers. The Bible does not say anything about the Holy Spirit convicting Christians of our sins. No matter how much we sin or live in sin, the Holy Spirit will never convict us of our sins. The reason is simply because it is not his job. His job is to convict the world, not us. So, when you hear Christians saying that they had been convicted by the Holy Spirit, they are not telling the truth. Their conviction may be real but the Holy Spirit is not the one responsible for it. The above passage is the proof.

Having said that, this does not mean Christians can sin with joy and peace. This is impossible because we Christians have been born again into another species. Since we are born of God we belong to the species of god. We are gods. The nature of gods is holiness, not sin. So when we are living in sin, we are living in an environment that is alien to our species. We will not feel good. We will not have joy and peace, let alone prosperity. So, when we sin and feel bad about it, the bad feelings were not caused by the Holy Spirit. It is caused by our own godliness. The incompatibility between our godliness and the sinful environment that we are in causes us not to feel good. Do not confuse this as a conviction from the Holy Spirit.

The next question is what sin? Does it refer to the 10 Commandments? The answer is no. Verse 9 tells us the answer.

9 The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me.
John 16:9(NLT)

The sin here specifically refers to the world’s refusal to believe in Jesus. That is all. This has nothing to do with Christians because first we are not the world and second, we believe in Jesus. So, we Christians can never be convicted by the Holy Spirit for our sins.

The second role of the Holy Spirit is to convict the world of God’s righteousness. What is that? Verse 10 tells us the answer.

10 Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more.
John 16:10 (NLT)

Righteousness is not a result of the things we do. It is the result of what Jesus has done.

The third role of the Holy Spirit is to convict the world of the coming judgment. This must be one of the most abused verse. Theologians love this verse. Each time there is a disaster like earthquake, storm, bush fire and terrorist attack, they will be prompt to pronounce it as the result God’s judgement. God caused planes to ram into buildings to judge the nation for banning school prayers or God set fire to bushes because of the nation’s policy on abortion. Of course, most of us have some basic intelligence not to fall for that but there are still some crackpots who really believe that disasters are the judgement of God.

Are they right? Did the theologians tell the truth? Does the term “coming judgement” refer to the disasters we have today? If it doesn’t, what does “coming judgement” really means? Let Verse 11 tells us the answer.

11 Judgment will come because the ruler of this world has already been judged.
John 16:11 (NLT)

The “judgement” here is for the ruler of this world. Who is that? His name is Satan who also happens to be the first theologian. He is the god of theology. The judgement here is neither for Christians nor non Christians. It is for the Theologian, otherwise known as Satan. The god of theology has been judged. This is the truth.

The above passage is not exhaustive on the roles of the Holy Spirit. There are more in the subsequent verses, which I will cover in future articles. The only thing I want to assure you is that the Holy Spirit is our friend, not our enemies. God gave us the Holy Spirit for our prosperity. The Holy Spirit is not Gestapo.

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5 Responses to “The Roles Of The Holy Spirit”

  1. cybeRanger Says:

    Wonderful post! =)

  2. kingdomkeysbooks Says:

    Your passion and heart may be in the right place but I would caution you this: be very careful in your approach to tryin to bring down what you percieve as theology and those who “in religious churches” preach. I see in your listings, many of those same preachers. Also, we are not gods in the way you described. We are children of God, heirs to the promise of Abraham, adopted by grace into the family. We are still flesh in need of redemption. in the spirit we are born again, affected in the soul., but we must still slay the flesh on a daily basis. We must rennew our minds daily with the washing of the water of the word. This certainly does not qualify us as gods. The Holy Spirit was sent as a comforter and teacher. Yes he was sent for purposes as you described, although I feel that you are a bit askew in your overall assesment. He is the power of God in us, and thus helps us to know God’s will for us. This knowledge will bring convivtion to us when we violate
    God’s will (sin). Please do more study and bring more balance to your teaching, since that is in fact what you do when you post this type of thing. I am certain that you and I are not really that far apart on our views, just in our presentation. Good studying, and God Bless you,
    Glenn Smith Jr, author of The Key of Forgivenss

  3. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    That is very theologically correct.

  4. rumanie Says:

    Hello..I appreciate the FACT that you are not afraid to bring to people a FRESH NEW revelation of the word. It encourages me that in the MIDST of possible opposition to SAY and TEACH what the Holy Spirit has placed in my spirit.
    God Bless you and your ministry as you MOVE forward in the things of God. Be Blessed, Manie

  5. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Thanks


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