God’s Holy Spirit
And when He comes, He will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because they do not believe in Me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me; and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world has been condemned. —John 16:8-11
The Holy Spirit of God was sent on Pentecost (Act chapter 2) for three purposes as stated by Jesus. 1- “in regard to sin, because they do not believe in Me” 2- “in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me” 3- “in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world has been condemned.”
In regard to sin… It is absolute wickedness not to believe on our Lord Jesus. He came to take the penalty and punishment for the sin of the whole world (II John 2:2) that we might be saved from our sin to a relationship with God through Him. He provided the only way we could be forgiven of our sins and to come into a relationship with God. A person who is convicted by the Holy Spirit of God of their sin should bow the knee to King Jesus and call on His name to be saved (Romans 10:13). Not to do so condemns one to an eternity in Hell (Matthew 25:41, 46). If the Holy Spirit of God is convicting you of sin… call on Jesus to save you now! For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation” (II Corinthians 6:2).
In regard to righteousness… Jesus is the sinless, spotless, blameless Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the earth (John 1:29; Revelation 13:8). No one could condemn Him for doing anything wrong. He never sinned and could not sin. Pontus Pilate declared, “I find no basis for a charge against this man” (Luke 23:4) and “I find no guilt in him” (John 19:6) and the people had said, “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak” (Mark 7:37). When His work on earth was done Jesus “lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son may glorify You. For You granted Him authority over all people, so that He may give eternal life to all those You have given Him. Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. I have glorified You on earth by accomplishing the work You gave Me to do. And now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence with the glory I had with You before the world existed” (John 17:1-5).
In regard to judgment… Satan is condemned and defeated. Jesus did that at the cross. In the future Satan and all who align with him will be case into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10-15). Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death” (Hebrews 2:14-15).
Oh dear Father may we yield to Your Holy Spirit’s desires in our lives. May this be so in the authority of Jesus. So be it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OUHvDHv_IY