When we come to saving faith in Jesus Christ, the ultimate purpose of the Holy Spirit in our lives is that Jesus would be revealed in us (Galatians 1:16). Just as Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9), so too the work of God’s Spirit in our lives is that we might be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29).
First the Spirit of God reveals Jesus to us, and then His Holy Spirit begins to reveal Jesus through us. The miracle of the new birth (John 3:3-7) is that God takes fallen men, who lived in rebellion against Him, and turns them into His ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20)! Paul was once one of the most vicious enemies of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:13), but when he met Jesus on that Damascus road (Acts 9:1-6), he became a vessel of honor, fit for the Master’s use (2 Timothy 2:21).
May each and every one of us have eyes to see the mighty hand of God providing us with opportunities today to reveal Jesus in us, both individually and as a church family.