The work of the Holy Spirit includes creating, searching, convicting, speaking, indwelling, growing, empowering, saving, regenerating, expelling, teaching, sanctifying, reminding, glorifying, sending, testifying, sealing, counseling, interceding, groaning, guiding, advising, illuminating, revealing, producing, gifting, witnessing, and declaring [i].
The work of the Holy Spirit produces a new creation, a transformation which results in new character and new life in Christ by the acceptance of the Father. The Holy Spirit seals my salvation, gives understanding of Scripture, produces a righteousness in me, not naturally mine, and convicts me of sin. The Holy Spirit produces Christ’s character in me, gives spiritual gifts to every believer, and nurtures them for service and ministry to others and the Church. The Spirit takes Christ across the globe; we testify because of the Spirit at work in our lives.
The primary work of the Spirit, and therefore the chief end of man, is to glorify Christ.
[i] Scripture References: I Cor 12:3; Gen 1:2; Ps. 104:30; I Cor 2:10; I Cor 12:3; John 16:13, Acts 4:31; John 14:16-17, I Cor. 6:19, and 2 Tim 1:14; I Peter 2:1-3; John 14:12, Romans 15:13; I Cor 12:3; Titus 3:5; Col 3:5-11; Luke 12:12, John 14:26; Romans 15:16; John 14:26; John 16:14; Acts 13:4; John 14:16-17; Eph 1:13; Romans 8:27; Romans 8:26, 2 Cor 5:2; John 16:13; Hebrews 10:15; John 14:16-17; Luke 2:26; Galatians 5:22; Hebrews 2:4; John 14:16-17, Romans 8:15-17; John 16:13