1. HE INTERCEDES FOR YOU IN PRAYER.
Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what should pray as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered”. What a blessing to know we have the Spirit to reveal the intentions of our hearts in prayer.
2. HE IS A SEAL THE WE BELONG TO GOD. Eph. 1:13 “In Him you also trusted. After you heard the word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation, in whom also having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise”. This “seal” is inward and spiritual. The Spirit is proof that we belong to God.
3. HE IS A GUARANTEE OF OUR INHERITANCE.
Eph. 1:14 “Who (the Spirit) is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory”. The presence of the Spirit in our hearts is not only a certification of our being God’s children, but it is a guaranty that God will give us heaven when our lives are over. Some translations use the word “earnest” instead of “guarantee”. The Spirit then is like a down payment in which God is saying I will not leave you in the grave, but I will do as I have promised and raise you up in the last day.
Thank God for His indwelling Spirit!