Evidence of the Holy Spirit

  • Evidence of God’s Holy Spirit

The only reliable evidence of the Holy Spirit in the life of a person is evidence of the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’. The 9 fruits of the Spirit are as described here in [Galations 5:22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control…………

  • By Their Fruit You Will Recognize Them

Jesus said everything must bear fruit of its own kind [Luke 14:43] 43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. 45 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”. And in Matthew 7:20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

The Nine Fruits of the Spirit

Fruits of the Spirit
Fruits of the Spirit

 

  • The Fruit is the Proof.

So to see the evidence of the Holy Spirit in the life of someone, you look for the fruit of their life. If they love their fellows; if they have joy in the Lord;  if there is peace in their life; if they are patient, kind, gentle, faithful, and so on, then you can believe that they indeed are led by the Holy Spirit of God.

  • Words are Not Enough

It doesn’t matter what a person says about themselves, how plausible they may sound, what documents or certificates they might show, or what others may tell you or believe about them,  the only real evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit of God is the way they behave!

  • Prayerful Consideration

If you need to discern the evidence of the Holy Spirit in someone, then use the same methods as described in How To Preach, take it to the Lord in prayer!

10 thoughts on “Evidence of the Holy Spirit

  1. How true-how many times have we seen a pastor/preacher who says one thing but acts in a totally different manner. These are the hypocrites that Jesus Christ warns us about. Remaining Christian in truly stressful/trying situations is what I strive for. And it’s difficult, but necessary.

    1. @SurfinGhost

      You said; “Remaining Christian in truly stressful/trying situations”

      That’s the one that gets me, I catch myself thinking nasty thoughts when someone cuts me off in traffic, for instance; and then remember, “Hey, that is another child of God you are being nasty to here”. Bad Fruit! It is very humbling to find how easy it is to react the wrong way!

      😳 – Rhys
      .-= Rhys´s last blog ..How To Preach The Gospel =-.

  2. after 2 yrs preaching and teaching
    i was told i cant cuase i dont speak in tongues
    they say i have not recieved holy ghost yet
    i cant find nothing in bible that says a preacher has to speak in tongues
    am lost after this amount time they say this

    1. @Donald

      I am really sorry that you have met with this sort of stupidity. See this post to find out where your authority to preach comes from. God uses whom He wills to say what He needs to say at any given time, and if it is you being used, then thank Him for that and move on. If your present leaders in authority are blocking you, then you can only pray around them and trust God to sort it. If you are indeed hearing the Holy Spirit of God, then you will continue to hear, and the answer will eventually become clear, not only to you, but to your elders too.

      The greatest temporal authority of all time, Paul the apostle, explained this to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 12: 28+) and he makes it plain that we all have varied gifts and that NOT ALL speak in tongues; so how can it possibly be a requirement?

      Blessings to you, in the name of Jesus – Rhys
      😀

    2. Those people who put a yolk on another and grieve the Holy Spirit are an abomination; there are many gifts of the spirit,that teaching is false. Let the spirit guide: not the worldly laws and doctrines of men, for whoever is not against us is for us

  3. thank you for answering
    i told them the same thing and even used one spirit but many different gifts
    i know god will open another door for me to keep teaching and preaching his word
    god bless and sme day i will meet you in heaven

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