Holy Spirit - The Power To Overcome Sin

“But now I am going away to the one who sent me, and not one of you is asking where I am going. Instead, you grieve because of what I’ve told you. But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me. Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more. Judgment will come because the ruler of this world has already been judged.



— John 16:5-10

There are so many benefits to the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Some of the main benefits are stated here in John 16. The Holy Spirit “will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment”. Let's break those down to see its personal benefit in our lives.

Conviction of sin

Most believers struggle with sin because they lack the Spirit of God residing on the inside of them. When you get baptized with the Holy Spirit, He begins to expose the sin in your life. The Spirit will convict us of everything that offends God! The thing that offends Him the most is SIN!  And sin at its root is caused by unbelief. Mark 16:16 says, “Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.”

Sin in a Christian’s life is proof of unbelief. They don't really believe what the Word says because if they did, they would not participate in anything that would pull them away from eternity with God!

Life without the Holy Spirit will be a frustrating one! Without His continual guidance and conviction of sin, we’ll continue to have “stumbling blocks”. We’ll continue to think that sin has power over us, when reality, with God’s Spirit, we have the power over sin!

The chances of you backsliding are eliminated once you make a habit of speaking in tongues on a daily basis. This wonderful force will keep you spiritually in tune to the things of God. His presence on the inside of you will cause you to steer clear of sin and chase down righteousness.

Alcohol or drugs won't touch your lips without conviction. A nauseating feeling will come over you when you get that phone call or text message from that person who wants to hook up. He convicts us because He loves us and wants no harm to come upon us. Remember, Proverbs 3:12 says, “The LORD corrects those he loves”. The days of struggling to do what’s right are over once you get filled with the Holy Ghost! You were NEVER meant to do fight against sin alone. In fact, no one has the power to overcome sin except through the Spirit of God.

Romans 7:24- Romans 8-4

"Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin. So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.  He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit."

Is your mind blown? “And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” Sin no longer has to have dominion over you because of this POWER given to you by the Holy Spirit! Hallelujah! “He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.” We must follow the Spirit! That our ticket out of unbelief!

When unbelief goes all of its counterparts go with it! Sin, depression, sickness, frustration, a stale Christian life, it FLEES! Are you beginning to see how INTEGRAL and NECESSARY this precious infilling is?!