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00656 - What Is Holy Spirit Conviction?

The Holy Spirit's conviction occurs within the human heart, marking the moment we become acutely aware of our sinfulness and God's immense holiness. As John 16:8 (NKJV) explains, "And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment." This brings a deep, personal understanding of right and wrong, compelling us to repent of sin and have a right relationship with God.

It's a loving correction, aimed at redirecting our path away from sin and towards the light of Christ. This conviction prompts introspection, repentance, and a desire to live according to God's will.

By responding to this with humility and openness, we allow God to shape and refine our hearts, leading us to a fuller, more righteous life in Him. The conviction of the Holy Spirit is not just an event but the beginning of a process of sanctification and renewal.


Conviction of the Holy Spirit is about purity and holiness.


Lord, help me receive the counsel of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Action Point

Have you ever done a study about holiness? If not, give it a go.

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(NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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