The Holy Spirit is the 3rd Person of the Triune Godhead and He does not abide within everyone. Those who have faith in The Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour are the only human beings who have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit:
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Almighty God was, is and will always be triune (one God in three persons, not three gods). God is comprised of the Father, the Son (Lord Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. Each person of the Triune Godhead has a different role. There is only one God (Isaiah 43:10-11; 44:6,8; 45:21-22; 46:9; John 17:3; 1 John 5:20-21). The Father is God (1 Peter 1:2; Philippians 2:11), the Lord Jesus Christ is God (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1; 20:28; Hebrews 1:8; Hebrews 13:8; Revelation 1:7-8; 2 Peter 1:1; Titus 2:13) and the Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4; Acts 28:25-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 3:17).
Without God, man’s spirit is unilluminated. This illumination happens at the time one’s spirit is united to the Holy Spirit (which happens only after one has accepted Christ as their Saviour). The Light went out of the spirit after the fall of man. Mankind lost communion with God. Christ, the second Person of the Triune Godhead made the sacrifice for our sins so the Light could be lit in the spirits of all.
The Holy Spirit gives us an abundance of life. In fact He gives us life overflowing continuously (John 7:38-39, John 4:14).
God’s infinite and perfect love is poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). Through the Spirit, we know we are loved by God and that we belong to our Heavenly Father (Galatians 4:6).
When the Spirit of God abides in us because of our faith in Christ, He brings us to yearn for what the Spirit wants (Romans 8:2-6), convicts us of sin (John 16:8-9) and strengthen us so we are able to resist the desires of the flesh (Ephesians 3:16).
The Holy Spirit abides within true Christians and gives to each of us gifts according to the will of God for the building up of the Church.
1 Corinthians 12:8-10 lists the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit: Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues, Miracles, Healings, Discerning of Spirits, Prophecy, Faith, Knowledge and Wisdom.
The Holy Spirit washes and renews us spiritually and this makes us more and more like Christ:
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The Holy Spirit gives us fruits to live in righteousness.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
God’s Holy Spirit is the Spirit of revelation and truth, guiding those who are in Christ into all truth (John 16:13, Ephesians 1:17). The Holy Spirit reminds believers of all the teachings of Christ, and He reveals the wisdom hidden in these teachings and in the scriptures (John 14:26). When we study the Holy Bible, it is the Holy Spirit Who brings us into the understanding of the scriptures. In our daily activities and in dealing with others, He reminds us of what we have learnt in the Word of God and shows us how to apply these truths.
The Holy Spirit leads us in the path that God has made for us (Matthew 4:1). The Holy Spirit guides us in all of our actions even in speaking (Acts 16:6) and gives us the boldness to speak the word of God (Acts 4:29-31).
In praying, we do not know all the time what we ought to be praying for, so the Holy Spirit intercedes for us according to the will of God (Romans 8:26-27).
Prayer for the Fruits of the Spirit
Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
REDEMPTION BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH
Because mankind is incapable of meeting God’s standard of perfection necessary to abide in God’s presence (Romans 3:19-20,23), God sent His Son Jesus Christ to pay the total debt for the believer’s sins and mercifully credits to his account Christ’s righteousness (Romans 3:21-28,5:1-11; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21). Jesus’ gracious act of atonement was complete and covers all sin (Colossians 2:13-14; 1 John 1:9). Salvation is not based on good deeds but according to the mercy of God (Titus 3:4-5). Believers are justified by faith; it is a gift by God’s grace (Romans 4:3-8; Ephesians 2:8-9). A true, living faith will result in a desire to live a holy, loving life of good works (Ephesians 2:10; Galatians 5:6; James 2:14-26), but failure to be absolutely successful at righteous living does not negate the believer’s justified status.
If you sincerely say this prayer, your sins will be washed away, you will be redeemed to God, be saved from eternal torment and inherit the Kingdom of God:
I am a sinner.
I repent of my sins.
Please forgive me and save me by your shed blood;
come into my heart.
I want to receive you as my own personal Lord and Savior.