Hope Makes Us Not Ashamed
“Hope makes us not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us”. (Rom. 5:5).
The first name given in the Bible to the Holy Spirit is in Romans 1:4, “and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead.”
He is given that name that we may understand the meaning of God’s holiness and we also can become holy, as God is holy. That is God’s standard for you and me.
In Hebrews 9:14: we read: “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge you r conscience from dead works to serve the living God.”
That is the second name we see in the Bible: the Eternal Spirit. He has given the Spirit to us to teach us about eternal things.
In john 14:16 we read; “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.”
The third name that is given to the Holy Spirit is the Comforter. He is called the Comforter, that the love of God may be fully enjoyed by us.
The fourth name of the Holy Spirit is given in John 16:13 “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”.
The spirit of truth will teach me day by day things to come, and at the same time give me a clear understanding of the whole plan of salvation, for by the Holy Spirit we know clearly how we become just and righteous before God; how all our sins are forgiven; and how the Lord Himself is our sanctification and righteousness.
Similarly He says: ‘He will show you things to come”.