If you want to know the signs the Holy Spirit is working in you that will show that God’s Spirit is at work in your life and bearing witness with you, then, you’ve come to the right place.
Many signs will manifest if the Holy Spirit is at work in someone’s life and this article will look at the 7 major ones with reference to some bible verses both in the old testament and the new testament.
Without wasting your precious time, let’s look at the 7 clear signs the Holy Spirit is working in you to look out for apart from speaking in tongues which bring about a changed and transformed life.
How The Holy Spirit Speaks To Us.
God speaks directly to us through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit does not speak directly to us through our conscience. Our conscience is a faculty of our soul for making moral judgments about the things we experience.
Our conscience is not an infallible guide as it can be defiled by sin and it must be informed by the truth of God’s Word if we are going to judge rightly all the time. The Holy Spirit also does not speak directly to us through our emotions.
Emotions too are also part of our soul that we use in response to things we experience. Emotions are not infallible as they come and go like the wind which is why we should never make major life decisions based on our feelings as they can deceive us.
So how does the Holy Spirit speak to us? He speaks directly to us through the Word of God. When you read Scripture, the Holy Spirit will convict you of sin and show you areas in your life that need to change to align with God’s Word (Isaiah 59:21).
Related: 10 Clear Signs The Holy Spirit Is Speaking To You [For Sure].
7 Signs God’s Spirit Is Working In You.
Take your time to read the 7 signs that will show God’s Spirit is working in your life below to change it for the better.
- Inner Regeneration.
- You Are Being Guided Into All Truth.
- You Get Closer To God In Prayer.
- A Changed Life.
- You Feel Loved.
- You Will Have A Clear Conscience.
One of the signs that will show the Holy Spirit is working in you is that if you are a sinner, you will feel the inner call unto repentance for salvation and the forgiveness of your sins.
The Holy Spirit is the one responsible for convicting people of their sins and bringing about the godly sorrow 2 Corinthians 7:10 talks about which leads to true repentance, salvation, and eternal life.
When the Holy Spirit is truly at work in your life if you are still a sinner, you will see the need for repentance and coming to the Lord Jesus Christ who died for your sins to obtain forgiveness for your sins so that you don’t end up in hell.
Without the Holy Spirit, salvation and repentance aren’t attainable as there will be that lack of conviction of one’s sinful condition and need for a savior the Holy Spirit brings about.
So, if the Holy Ghost is at work in your life, you will feel the need for repentance if you are a sinner and if you are already a true believer, you will feel the need to repent and amend your ways if you stumble.
Related: 13 Signs Of True Repentance (Signifying Real Salvation.)
2. Inner Regeneration.
The Holy Spirit apart from being responsible for convicting us of our sins, He’s also the one solely responsible for regenerating our inner spirit from the inside as Titus 3:5-7 tells us.
And it’s this regeneration of God’s Spirit that regenerates your inner man from the inside that brings about the new nature of Christ Jesus in us so that we can be conformed to His image.
Without this inner regeneration of the Holy Spirit, you will still have the old sinful nature we are all born with we inherited from our first parents who sinned by eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
This is why you will find yourself doing all sorts of bad things that you don’t even want to or understand yourself all because your inner man has not been regenerated yet and the old man Ephesians 4:22-24 talks about is still active in your life.
So, if the Holy Spirit is truly at work in your life, you will be regenerated from the inside which will result in you having a new nature and a new life that will make you a new creation in Christ as 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us.
Related: 13 Characteristics Of The New Nature Of Christ [+ Sermon].
3. You Are Being Guided Into All Truth.
The Lord Jesus Christ promises us in John 16:13 that when the Spirit of truth comes which is the Holy Spirit in this case; He will guide us into all truth which is especially handy in these times of deceptions we live in.
Therefore, if the Holy Spirit is at work in your life, you will be guided into all truth of the Holy Scripture in the bible and be protected from error and being deceived by false doctrines that are now commonplace in many churches today.
This is one of the most important litmus tests you can use as a believer to find out if God’s Spirit or demonic spirits from Satan are the ones speaking to you which is why you need to test every spirit and not just believe every spirit as 1 John 4:1 tells us.
One of the clear signs that will tell you that this is the Holy Spirit at work in your life and speaking to you is you will be guided into all truth found in God’s word. God’s Spirit will never tell you to do things that are contrary to the bible.
If the voice you are hearing is claiming to be from God especially if it’s a vision, it must not contradict the scripture because if it does, it’s not from God but Satan which is why you must test every vision people claim to have received from God with scripture to see if it’s so.
4. You Get Closer To God In Prayer.
Another sign that will show the Holy Spirit is at work in your life is that you will start getting closer to God in prayer and prayer will be something you will start enjoying and not something you will find burdensome.
The Holy Spirit transcends time and place. He prays on our behalf according to the will of God (Romans 8:26-27). When we pray in the Spirit, we are praying according to His will and it is always effective (1 John 5:14-15).
You must understand as a believer that prayer is very important in your life as it’s what will help you strengthen your faith and win spiritual battles that are not carnal but mighty through the pulling down of strongholds as the apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:4.
Apart from being an important spiritual weapon for demolishing demonic strongholds that can come in form of addictions, habitual sin, drunkenness, etc. prayer also helps us draw closer to God as it’s a means that we can talk to Him.
So, if the Holy Spirit has been working in your Christian life, you will find yourself spending more time in prayer rather than on social media as most lazy Christians do which ought not to be so. In short, you will no longer feel lazy to pray.
5. A Changed Life.
A changed life from that of sin to that of holiness and righteousness will be another manifestation that will clearly show that God’s Spirit is at work in you.
When we surrender our lives to Christ as our Savior, we are born again into His family by the power of God’s Holy Spirit (John 3:3-8). From then on, we become new creatures (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Implying that the old nature of sin that was responsible for you living the old life that was characterized by sin is completely replaced with the new nature of Christ in you, which will cause you to have a changed life.
On the other hand, if the Holy Spirit hasn’t worked in your life yet, you will continue living your old sinful lifestyle by fulfilling the sinful desires of your flesh even if you speak in gibberish tongues common nowadays.
So, if you claim the Holy Spirit has touched you but are still living in sin, then, you are just lying to yourself and still need the touch of the Holy Spirit in your life to make you a new creation in Christ.
Related: 11 Signs Of Being Born Again (Every True Christian Must Have)
6. You Feel Loved.
If God’s Spirit is working in your life, you will also feel the presence of God’s love that is selfless and pure unlike anything else you have ever experienced in your life because God is love as we see in 1 John 4:16.
There’s nothing like the love of Jesus Christ which is everlasting (Jeremiah 31:3). He loves you fiercely and wants to pour out His love into you. He wants you to know Him, and He wants you to love Him back.
He is a jealous God, and if you have something or someone else in your life that has taken His place, He will lovingly begin to remove that thing or person from your life so that you can experience His unfathomable love.
If you are sensing God’s love for you, it could be a sign that the Holy Spirit is working in your life and drawing you closer to Jesus as only God’s love can soften your hardened heart caused by sin unto repentance.
So, if you want to feel loved, all you need is the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life to remind you that you are indeed loved even before you were born. No human can love you the way God does which is why human love will never satisfy your soul.
Related: 63 Christian Love Quotes (To Help You See Love Differently).
7. You Will Have A Clear Conscience.
Last but not least, if the Holy Spirit is at work in your life is that you are going to have a clear conscience that’s void of offense towards God and man that Paul speaks about in Acts 24:16.
Implying that if your conscience wasn’t clean or clear and defiled by sin before God’s Spirit comes into your life, the Holy Spirit will start cleansing your conscience that was dead as a result of sin so that it can be active again.
As you may already know, our conscience is what helps us know what we are doing is right or wrong but if your conscience becomes dead due to sin, you won’t be sensitive to sin which is why you won’t feel bad anymore when you do something evil.
Without your conscience to guide you from right or wrong, you will just do anything that your sinful flesh tells you to do even when it’s against God’s word because the conscience to tell you what you are doing is wrong is dead and no longer there.
In short, your conscience becomes seared and inactive as Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 1:2 but when the Holy Spirit starts working in your life, your dead conscience will be brought back to life which is why you will now feel bad when you do something wrong.
I hope the above 7 signs the Holy Spirit is working in you will help you become a better Christian and examine your life where you need to be worked on. Let me know in the comments below if this post was useful to you. Stay blessed and don’t forget to share.
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