How do you really know when the Holy Spirit is living and working in you?


Good question – John says we will be known by our love.

Paul writes that we can determine whether works are of the flesh or of the Spirit, and if the Holy Spirit is working in us this is what you should see (the second part of the passage below).

Galatians 5:19-25  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Pastor Brad