Holy Spirit and Conscience

1.0 Holy Spirit and Conscience

Romans 9:1 “I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit.” Conscience is subjected to God’s Word; as the Individual walks in the Light of God’s Word; the Blood of Christ purges his conscience from dead work (Hebrews 9:14). Romans 9:1, Paul links conscience with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit works with the Person’s Conscience, as he does not resist the Holy Spirit’s conviction on his conscience; he submits his conscience to the Holy Spirit and allows the Blood of Christ to cleanse and purge him. The Holy Spirit brings the Person’s Conscience in line with God’s Word as the Conscience is fallible, but the Word of God is Infallible. To maintain a Good Conscience, the Person needs to listen to and obey the Holy Spirit’s Voice. The Holy Spirit works on and through the Conscience; Spirit comes to convict and to convince to reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness and of judgement (John 16:7-11). Conscience must be subjected to God’s Word and God’s Spirit, and continuously cleansed by Christ’s Blood (Hebrews 9:14).    

1.1 Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness is Conscience governed by God’s Word and God’s Spirit and cleanses by the Blood of Christ; whereas unbelieve and evil Conscience goes together – Titus 1:15 (NKJV) “To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience.”  Faith (“body of truth – sound {healthy} teaching”) and Good Conscience goes together 1Timothy 1:5 “Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith (body of truth).” The Person should be conscientious in “little things” so that he can graduated to “bigger things” in God (Luke 16:10-13). The Person’s Conscience adjusts itself to the “standard” the Person holds; thus, Paul speaks of:

  • Purged Conscience (Hebrews 9:14).
  • “Conscience void of offense toward God and toward men” (Acts 24:16). Conscience needs to be exercised; being conscientious about “little things.”
  • Good Conscience (1Timothy 1:5).
  • Pure Conscience (1Timothy 3:9).

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