Have you ever wondered if the Holy Spirit has left you? And the signs the Holy Spirit has left you to look out for in your life if you suspect that is the case?
This is what this article will address today as many people including Christians want to know whether the Holy Spirit is still present in their life or has left them.
Without wasting much of your precious time, here are the 10 signs the Holy Spirit has left you that will clearly show that God’s Spirit is no longer present in your life.
10 Signs The Holy Spirit Has Left You.
Below are the 10 signs to look out for if you suspect and worry that the Holy Spirit may have left you so that you can do something about it.
- No More Conviction When You Sin.
- No Fruits Of The Spirit In Your Life.
- Evidence Of The Works Of The Flesh.
- Loss Of God’s Presence.
- No Longer Interested In God’s Word.
- No Longer Love The Truth.
- No Longer Interested In Prayer.
- No Desire To Fellowship With Other Believers.
- You Will Love Sin.
- No Desire For Spiritual Things.
1. No More Conviction When You Sin.
One of the signs that will show the Holy Spirit has left you is that the conviction you once had when you sin will no longer be there which is why you will indulge in willful sin.
This is why even when another believer in Christ tries to warn you of your sinful lifestyle, it will no longer matter to you as you will see no issue with the kind of sinful lifestyle you are living in as you will be filled in your own sinful ways (Proverbs 14:14).
It’s the Holy Spirit that is responsible for convicting us of our sins and acts as a watchman to help us not to stumble into sin but when that watchman is lost, you will have nothing to remind you that you have sinned and need repentance which is why you will continue in sin with impunity.
2. No Fruits Of The Spirit In Your Life.
Another sign that will show the Holy Spirit has left a person is that the 9 fruits of the Spirit Galatians 5:22,23 talks about will nowhere to be seen in the life of such a person or a believer who has backslidden or fallen back into sin.
Instead, the works of the flesh found in Galatians 5:19-21 are what will now manifest in your life as now a different spirit is now controlling your life that makes you walk after the sinful desires of your sinful flesh.
This will be so because the Holy Spirit that helps any believer to walk after the Spirit and not fulfil the sinful lustful desires of the flesh will no longer be there to help you do that.
3. Evidence Of The Works Of The Flesh.
The works of the flesh Galatians 5:19-21 talks about are what will now manifest if God’s Spirit is no longer present in your life to help you walk after the Spirit and not the flesh.
This is why you will now indulge in all manner of sins such as sexual immorality, drunkenness, strife, lasciviousness and so on, which you never indulged yourself in when the Holy Spirit was still present in your life.
You can only overcome the works of the flesh by the power of the Holy Ghost and not by your own strength, which is why you will find it impossible to live a godly life that’s above sin if the Holy Spirit has departed from you because of you backsliding into sin.
4. Loss Of God’s Presence.
You will also lose the presence of God in your life if the Holy Spirit is no longer present in your life because it’s God’s Spirit that is responsible for attracting God’s presence in the life of any believer.
Since God’s presence cannot dwell in the midst of sin just like the Holy Spirit, it, therefore, follows that when the Holy Spirit leaves a person due to the presence of sin in the life of that person, the Holy Spirit will leave, too.
This is why 1 Corinthians 6:19 tells us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Ghost that is why you must not defile your body with sin if you don’t want the Holy Ghost to abandon you because the Holy Ghost cannot dwell in bodies that are defiled by sin.
5. No Longer Interested In God’s Word.
A person who no longer has the Holy Spirit in them will no longer be interested in reading God’s word anymore as they will now find God’s word boring and uninteresting.
On the other hand, if the Holy Ghost is no longer present in your Christian life, you will now be interested in the mundane things of this world, which please the flesh and not God as the flesh cannot please God as Romans 8:8 wonderfully put it.
If you no longer have the Holy Spirit in you that makes one thirst and hunger for God’s word, which nourishes your soul, you will love pleasure instead which is why going to parties will now be more interesting than going to church, which you will assume it’s for old people.
6. No Longer Love The Truth.
Jesus Christ said in John 16:13 that He will send us the Spirit of truth that will help to guide us into all truth and protect every believer from the deception of false doctrines which are rampant nowadays in many churches.
But if the Holy Spirit responsible for this truth the Lord Jesus Christ talks about in the above verse that protects every believer or true Christian from falsehood is no longer in your life, you will now start finding the false teaching you abhorred appealing now.
This is why you will no longer be able to endure the sound doctrine of the bible as Paul says in 2 Timothy 4:3 as you will find the unadulterated truth of God’s word offensive now because the Holy Spirit to help you love the truth and hate falsehood is no longer present in your life.
7. No Longer Interested In Prayer.
Prayer is one of the important backbones of every Christian as prayer is what helps you fight and win spiritual battles through the pulling down of the mighty strongholds as well as your spiritual growth as a Christian.
You must remember that it’s the Holy Spirit that helps every believer pray according to God’s will as He’s the one who gives utterance (Romans 8;26,27) so that we don’t make prayers that are full of vain repetitions and vain words.
However, if the Holy Spirit is no longer in your life, prayer will no longer be attractive in your life anymore, as you will find it burdensome. If you used to pray for one hour daily, it will now be zero if you no longer have the Holy Ghost in you to energize you in prayer.
8. No Desire To Fellowship With Other Believers.
If you no longer have the Holy Spirit in your life, you will no longer desire to congregate and fellowship with other believers in Christ Jesus as you will see no benefit of doing that.
This will be because you now have a different spirit controlling you that is different from that of a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Hebrews 10:25 tells us not to forsake that assembling of each other as believers of the same faith as it’s very beneficial to the body of Christ as a whole.
Instead, you will now prefer to associate with sinners or other backsliders who are just like you who have abandoned and forsaken their Christian faith because of the same spirit that you all have in common.
9. You Will Love Sin.
You will also love sin if the Holy Spirit to convict you of your sins is no longer present in your life. Since God’s Spirit is holy and hates sin, there is no way you are going to love to sin if the presence of the Holy Spirit is in your life.
However, if God’s Spirit is no longer in your life that the Lord Jesus Christ imparts in you when you become truly saved that makes you hate sin and love righteousness instead; you will now love sin and hate holiness as 2 Thessalonians 2:10 says.
This will be seen in the kind of sinful lifestyle you now live which is why you will now justify and defend your sinful lifestyle now which you once condemned before you backslid.
10. No Desire For Spiritual Things.
Last but not least, if the Holy Spirit has left your life, you have no desire for spiritual things or conversations about them because they will now be foolishness unto you as 1 Corinthians 2:14 wonderfully put it as natural man can’t perceive spiritual things that are spiritually discerned.
The only time you will think about church is when you are going there. You find yourself looking at your watch during worship services and sermons because you can hardly wait until they’re done.
Instead, you will now be interested in the things and pleasures of this world that pleases your flesh, which can’t even give you eternal life by the way. It is why you will rather spend time watching sports or going to parties than going to church or reading God’s word.
I hope that the above 10 signs the Holy Spirit has left you will help you now examine yourself if you are still in the faith so that you can be sure that God’s Spirit hasn’t left you due to sin or if He has, repent so that His presence can be restored into your life. In closing, if you found this post edifying, let me know in the comments below along with any questions you might have on what you have read. Stay blessed and don’t forget to share.
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