What are the traits you exhibit when you have the Holy Spirit in you?
A Christian does not only profess the presence of the Holy Spirit in him with his mouth, but he lives to show evidence of this presence of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8 says that the filling of the Holy Spirit will give power to witness in your own town (Jerusalem), your neighbouring towns and nations (Judea and Samaria), and the whole world (the ends of the earth). That is to say, the Holy Spirit in you desires to speak to others about the saving Grace of God, and you being the vessel of the Holy Spirit will without fear walk the desires of the Holy Spirit in you.
Secondly, the Holy Spirit manifests Himself in us by the tongue speaking act. Like Acts 2:4 says, “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” Reading further, we have been made to understand that this way the Holy Spirit manifests Himself in us makes unbelievers to tag us drunk, and filled with too much wine. – Acts 2:13.
The Christian could perfectly be described as a tree, and with the presence of the Holy Spirit this tree begins to bear fruits which Galatians 5:22 says and I quote, “But the fruits of the Holy Spirit is love, Joy, Peace, Forbearance, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.”
The manifestation of the Holy Spirit is a complete package, not one or two of all, but all of all. You cannot have the Holy Spirit in you and be enabled to only speak in tongues. One must as well have the power to evangelize/witness, and bear the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit thereby identifies you as a believer – Ephesians 1:13 (When you believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit) – and once you are identified, the Holy Spirit manifests Himself in you by:
- Empowering you to evangelize/witness (Acts 1:8)
- Enabling you to speak in tongue (Acts 2:4)
- Making the fruits of the Holy Spirit your outward and inward traits in public and in secret (Galatians 5:22)