The Bible is a wonderful book that has been the source of spiritual growth and understanding for many people. The Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible, but He uses human writers to write it down. Therefore, it’s important to recognize that God did not simply speak His word through prophets or apostles as if they were transcribers of His thoughts; rather, He chose to use human beings with personalities and personal experiences who had questions about their faith themselves. Their writings reflect their own struggles with understanding God and their lives as well as the answers they received from Him through prayer and study of Scripture itself.
Holy Spirit Gives Understanding Scripture
1. “If you have an ear, hear what the Spirit says”
As you can see, the Holy Spirit is the Comforter, Teacher, and Indwelling Presence of the Church. He is also our guide into all truth (John 16:13). This means that when we read Scripture, we should be listening for His voice to give us understanding. It’s not enough to just read a verse; we must hear what God has said by allowing His Word to come alive in our hearts and minds.
The Bible says: “If anyone speaks in [the] Spirit…let him say [it] as he will” (1 Corinthians 14:29). If you have an ear, hear what the Spirit says!
2. The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth
The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth. He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance everything I have taught you (John 14:26). The Lord’s promise that the Holy Spirit would lead us into all truth is an absolute guarantee that this is true. It means that everything we need to know about God, His character, and His plan for our lives is available in Scripture through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We are not here on earth simply as spectators or spectators who try their best to figure things out for themselves as much as possible before turning on their televisions each week after a long day’s work at their jobs at home depot. No…we are meant to be active participants in God’s awesome drama called history!
3. Spirit is needed to understand scripture
The Holy Spirit is needed to understand scripture.
The Holy Spirit is also needed to understand God. The Bible says that the love of Christ compels us, but how can you love someone if you don’t even know who he is? You can only comprehend his love through the indwelling work of the Holy Spirit in your life.
It also takes the work of the Holy Spirit to help us understand and discern spiritual truth from error in this world (1 John 4:1). If you don’t have His anointing on your life, then false teachers will be able to fool you and lead you astray with their lies (2 Corinthians 2:11-12). This is why it is so important that we learn how to read scripture with eyes that see clearly!
4. Holy Spirit does not speak of Himself
The Holy Spirit does not speak of Himself. He speaks of the Father, and what He hears from the Father.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, who reveals to us all things that pertain to God’s Word.
He is also called “the Comforter” (John 16:7-15), which means He comforts us in our sorrows; that is, He causes us to feel better about ourselves when we know we have done wrong.
We receive this comfort through faith in Jesus Christ, who died on a cross for our sins so that we might be forgiven and reconciled with God through Him!
5. Holy Spirit speaks what He hears from Father
Holy Spirit speaks what He hears from Father.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Wisdom, Counsel, Knowledge, and Revelation. According to 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, these gifts are given by God through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for our sins (see also Ephesians 2:14). As we come into union with God through Christ’s blood sacrifice for us, we can begin to see His presence in our lives more clearly as we surrender completely to His will (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
6. Holy Spirit teaches us all things
As the Holy Spirit, God’s guide and comforter teach us all things, so will He teach us to study.
You must be willing to learn from Him. This means that you need to ask for His help and guidance in studying the Word of God. You must listen for His voice as He speaks directly into your life and helps you understand what it means for your day-to-day living (John 14:26).
As a believer seeking spiritual growth in Christ Jesus—and specifically, as one who desires an intimate relationship with his or her Creator—you should strive to obey the following commands:
7. God is not a mystery. To know Him is to love Him and seek His Will
God is not a mystery. He is a God who has revealed Himself to us, and we can know Him intimately. To know God is to love Him and seek His will for our lives.
God does not hide behind a riddle or puzzle, wrapped in an enigma or mystery–because there is no mystery about God to be found!
- “I am the LORD your God…you shall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:1-3)
- “For I am the LORD your God…you shall have no other gods before me.” (Deuteronomy 5:6-7)
I hope that you have a better understanding of the Spirit’s role in our lives. If not, then let me share some closing thoughts with you: The Spirit is who Jesus sent to us as his ambassador and representative in this world. His job is to convict us of our sin and lead us into repentance so that we can begin a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. He also empowers us to live out the gospel in our daily lives so that others will see Christ reflected through us!