Convicting Work of the Holy Spirit John 16:8-10 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. In today's discussion we will focus on the Holy Spirit and His convicting work of reproving the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. The term "reprove' is to convict, expose, refute, and convince one of something. The Holy Spirit exposes sin and humanity's unbelief to awaken a conscious need for salvation. Sin brings about a separation from God our creator, while salvation brings forgiveness of sin and a restored relationship. His convicting work make clear the guilt and shame brought on by sin and the end result is being eternally separated from God. A convicted heart then turns from sin and wrong doings to a heart of righteousness in Christ and accept Him as Lord and Savior for He is the one who died for the sins of the world. The Holy Spirit convinces the convicted hearts that Jesus is the Righteous Son of God who became man's propitiator and all righteousness is in Jesus Christ and God's standards is man's plum line for holy living. The Holy Spirit Himself gives all believers the power to overcome the world's sinfulness because He resides in each believer. The Holy Spirit's work regarding judgment is that He convinces all who believe that Satan is a defeated foe (John 12:31). The Holy Spirit reminds all of God's judgment of this present world as outlined in Romans 1:18-32 and how God will judge the entire human race as outlined in Matthew 16:27; Acts 17:31; 24:25 Romans 14:10; 1 Corinthians 6:2; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Jude 14. It can be concluded then that the Holy Spirit convicts people of their sins, make mankind aware of God righteousness and His judgment. Comments are welcome Author's contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://willie-writing.blogspot.com. Follow me on www.Twitter.com, and www.Facebook.com Books, The Lord Is My Shepherd, An Expose' Of The Holy Spirit and Heavenly Bread devotional is available on author's website, direct from the author, Amazon.com and all major bookstores and Christian bookstores.
A look at the work of the Holy Spirit as He convicts sin, convinces mankind need for righteousness and that God wil judge the world.