Christians are saved by the work of the Holy Spirit. The Bible speaks of the Holy Spirit as God. He is the third Person of the Trinity.(Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:7, KJV) Jesus said to His disciples that when He went to heaven we would give us “another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive…” (John 14:16-17) The Holy Spirit, the wonderful third Person of the Trinity, is promised to all who believe in Jesus Christ as their one and only Savior. His presence in the Christian’s life is an indication of their being a “son of God.” Paul said to the Romans: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14) The Holy Spirit gives Christians, that is, those who are born again (read, John 3:4-16) wonderful peace and freedom from bondage to sin and loneliness which so many feel today because of the working of unholy spirits. Again, Paul said: “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba (Dear), Father.” (Romans 8:15) The Holy Spirit gives Christians the knowledge and assurance that they are no longer of this world, that if they were Hindu before or Muslim or Buddhist or New Ager, now, no longer, but a child of God through Jesus Christ. The Bible says: “The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God, and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.” (Romans 8:16-17) Imagine, no longer having to wonder if you are going to heaven, and to have the power of the one true God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, dwelling within you. This is life and freedom indeed!
But there are today, especially in this latter-day unholy spirits, which are demons, which actually lie to the minds of people. They promise people great power if they will just follow the way of sin and rebellion. If they will submit to the control of some world leader or man-made religion, they will be able to be a part of a great world movement, etc. Yet there is no real inner peace, because the Holy Spirit of God does not dwell from within. Only the biblical faith, in Jesus Christ can offer this kind of peace. In 1 Timothy 4:1f we read of how, in the latter days, many will follow the doctrines of “seducing spirits.” (1 Timothy 4:1) The growing violence we are seeing in the world is clearly telling us that the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is near. Recently we have seen horrible evil perpetrated by Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia who was murdering children both in the womb, and outside the womb, after birth, in his abortion clinic, called a “house of horrors.” The Bible says we are to expect these things in the latter days. There are unholy spirits telling these people that it is alright to do these things. Also another evil man, Ariel Castro, in Ohio who callously abducted and held those three girls (and one child) captive for ten years in what is also being called a “house of horrors,” no doubt was directed by evil spirits. We are to expect this evil activity in these days. The Antichrist will arise one day, perhaps soon to make the entire world a “house of horrors.” He will abduct, manipulate, enslave and murder billions. God will judge this, but you do not need to be led by evil spirits to do evil or to neglect or to doubt God. Today you can trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior and ask Him to forgive you or your sins. Believe that He is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for your sins, and that He rose again bodily from the dead. He will save you and give you His Holy Spirit to live in you. Then you need to read God’s Word, the Bible, and grow in the wonderful knowledge of God. Through faith in Jesus Christ, you will be forgiven, free, and have the amazing Comforter, the Holy Spirit of God, Who is God, living in you and shining the life of Jesus Christ through you forever.