The Holy Spirit is a real person who came to reside within Jesus Christ's true followers after Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR LIVES TODAY?"
Study References: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Galatians 5:22-23.
The Holy Spirit is our Helper, Advocate, and Councelor according to; John 16:7, John 14:16
The Holy Spirit Convicts us of sin according to; John 16:8
The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth according to; John 16:13
The Holy Spirit will glorify God through us according to; John 16:14
The Holy Spirit is our Teacher according to; John 14:26
The Holy Spirit helps us to Pray accoring to; Romans 8:26
It's important to remember that the Spirit will not prompt us to do anything that goes against Scripture. People sometimes justify their actions by saying, "My conscience told me … " We need to make sure we're listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit, not the voice of our own desires. And we know which is which by checking this voice against the truth of God's Word.
How can you tell if you're being led by the Spirit? By the "fruit" of your life, your attitudes and actions.
Galatians 5:22-23 says, "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Are these things evident in your life? Verse 25 says, "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."