Dependence On the Holy Spirit

Dependence On the Holy Spirit

Being released from incarceration is exciting. You have successfully completed the sentence and now you can look forward to using your spiritual gifts and talents to bless God’s people in a local body.


Expect To Be Lifted Up

A spiritual principle is after you have been humbled, you will be lifted up by the Lord. Incarceration is humbling. Being sentenced by a judge is humbled. Asking God for forgiveness is humbling. Asking those you have wronged for forgiveness is humbling. Expect to be lifted up. Humility is a pathway to exaltation.

  • “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” (Jm 4:10)
  • “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1Pet 5:6)



As a child of God, you can be confident that God will provide what you need after you are released. As you seek His kingdom and His righteousness, He will provide for you and will fill you with contentment.

  • “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matt 6:33)
  • “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” (Matt 5:6)
  • “Now godliness with contentment is great gain.” (1Tim 6:6)


No Fear As God’s Child

The Holy Spirit will take away your fear. Jesus knew His disciples would be scared when He was arrested. So, He told them they would not be orphans, because the Holy Spirit would be with them and in them. God’s love removes fear.

  • “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, Abba, Father.” (Rom 8:14-15)
  • “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” (Jn 14:17-18)
  • “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” (1Jn 4:18)


Ask For the Holy Spirit

Jesus told you to ask the Father for the Holy Spirit. He will answer your prayer. He will lead and guide you. He will give you an understanding of God’s will.

  • “how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Lk 11:13)
  • “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit” (Eph 5:18)
  • “that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Eph 3:19)
  • “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Gal 5:25)
  • “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (Col 1:9)


Fruit of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit becomes to ripen His fruit in your life. Be conscious of His presence and how He gives you more love, joy, and peace.

  • “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Rom 15:13)
  • “for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Rom 14:17)
  • “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Rom 5:5)


Power of the Holy Spirit

In addition to the fruit of the Holy Spirit, He will give you the resurrection power of Jesus to be victorious, live in freedom, and be witnesses. You will be prosperous and have success.

  • “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me” (Acts 1:8)
  • “For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished [katergazomai] through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient – in mighty signs [semeion] and wonders [teras], by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” (Rom 15:18-19)
  • “For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power [dunamis], and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance” (1Thes 1:5)
  • “Now to Him who is able [dunamai] to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power [dunamis] that works [energeo] in us” (Eph 3:20)
  • “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” (Lk 4:18-19)
  • “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous [tsalach], and then you will have good success [sakal].” (Josh 1:8)

Nothing Will Separate You from God’s Love

God is always with you. He will never abandon you. Nothing will separate you from His love.

  • “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom 8:35-39)
  • “For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Heb 13:5)
  • “as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Josh 1:5)