Holy Spirit convicts us of -
Sin, righteousness & Judgement!
Whenever Pentecost comes around we will have Holy Spirit in mind and what He
came to do, and we will remember that on that Day He came like a rushing wind.
He was anxious to be working in God's people, providing them the gifts which
they need and which God is so willing to give.
Earlier, before His death and resurrection, Jesus had told how Holy Spirit
would prompt us and incite us to live righteous lives. He would remind us of
where we stand regarding - "Sin, Righteousness and Judgement".
John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the
world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because
they do not believe on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father,
and you will see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this
world is judged.
A. He would reprove us of sin. Not many 'sins' but one sin, the sin of not
believing in Jesus. Jesus has taken our sins upon Himself in His suffering but
the only thing that remains is that we must believe on Him and accept that
sacrifice on our behalf. If we don't, that one sin will deny us everlasting
life with God.
B. Holy spirit would remind us as Christians (now having believed on Jesus), that
we are the righteousness of God. We are cloaked in Jesus' righteousness. God is
not imputing new sins to our account. King David, living under the old covenant
spoke of this Day which we enjoy under the new covenant of grace.
Romans 4:6 Even as David also describes the blessedness of
the man, unto whom God imputes righteousness without works, 7 Saying, Blessed
are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed
is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
C. He would remind us, especially when Satan tries to bring condemnation on us,
that it's Satan who has been judged. We are not to judge anyone or accept another's
Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any
more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling-block or an occasion to
fall in his brother's way.
So let's remember what Holy Spirit really does when he chides us for not thinking
straight - He reminds us to put faith/belief in Jesus; that we are the righteousness
of God; and that it's not us who have been judged but Satan!
Best wishes for Grace and the Peace of Jesus.