Convicting The World
"And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: "of sin, because they do not believe in Me; "of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; "of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
How can we trust in the Biblical claims of who Jesus is? The Holy Spirit of God says so! One of the primary responsibilities of the Holy Spirit, is to convict the world about Jesus’ righteousness. This means that the Holy Spirit brings Jesus’ perfection to light, where otherwise, we would not be able to know. According to the Bible, Jesus’ righteousness is clearly proved by one point – He goes to the Father. Can anyone else make that claim? Can anyone else ascend into heaven like Jesus did, and approach the glory of the Father? The Bible must be right since no one else can do what Jesus did according to the testimony of God’s own Spirit.