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5 Signs of the Holy Spirit in You

5 Signs of the Holy Spirit in You

God sent His Spirit to transform our hearts and make us more Christ-like 🕊️. 

He knew that we needed help in living a righteous life that pleases Him. Without God’s help, we are unable to live the kind of life that God desires for us to have. As believers of Jesus Christ, we have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us.

presence of the holy spirit

“...the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:17

5 Signs You Have The Holy Spirit In You

Since the Holy Spirit lives in us, our lives should show signs that He lives in us and is actively at work in our hearts ❤️. 

In this article, we will look at five signs of the Holy Spirit in a believer.

1) Transformation

The Holy Spirit works in us and helps us mature as believers, and brings about the transformation of our hearts and minds.

Titus 3:4-6 says,
“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.”


Having the Holy Spirit regenerates our spirit, and we become a new creation.

We undergo a complete transformation at the spirit level and this causes our behavior to change. The world believes in improving yourself and becoming a better person, but the Holy Spirit turns you into a completely new being 🧖‍♂️. 

When you are transformed, others notice the change in you. That is why when someone gets saved, others can see a difference in them, though they may not know what caused the change. A person with the Holy Spirit in them, will be like a new person.

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We are always looking for how to become better people, but God wants us to be totally new people who reflect His glory.

2) Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit

One sign that you have received the holy spirit is the presence of the fruit of the Spirit.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Galatians 5:22-23

fruit of the spirit

The more time we spend with God, we grow in love, joy, peace, and the other fruit listed in this Scripture. When you see someone grow in the fruit of the Spirit, then you know that they have allowed God to work in their hearts.

The journey of salvation is lifelong, and it takes time for the fruit to fully manifest in our lives. Sometimes you will find that you are not as joyful or kind as you should be, and you can pray and ask God to help you 🙏🏻. 


Growth takes time, and you can be patient with yourself as you grow in the fruit of the Spirit. When you have the fruit of the Spirit manifesting in you, you will notice that you do not act the way you do before you got saved.

If your joy and happiness came from outside sources, it now comes from the inside.

Whenever you want to check whether you are growing in the fruit of the Spirit, you can go through each of them and ask yourself if you are manifesting them in your life.

3) The Leading of the Holy Spirit

With the Holy Spirit living in us, we can follow His leading as we go about our daily lives.

Signs of the holy spirit presence are found in a person who will talk about how God is speaking to them and giving them direction or instructions for every step they take. God wants us to follow the voice of His Spirit.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
Romans 8:14

Romans 8:14

When a believer is led by the Holy Spirit, they will obey God’s Word, and go in the direction that He wants them to go. God speaks to us in our hearts and shows us the way we are to go 🧭. 

When you don’t know what to do in a given situation, you can ask the Holy Spirit and He will give you the solution. You will make fewer mistakes in life when you make it a habit to listen to what God wants you to do.

Many times we want to know the will of God for our lives and the only way we can is by listening to His Spirit.

leading of the holy spirit

We can commit to obeying the things that God wants us to do in life so that we can live a righteous life that honors Him. During our quiet moments, we can hear the Holy Spirit speak to us and tell us what is in His heart 💗. 

We can make decisions that lead to life when we make them with God as our source of wisdom and discernment.

4) Speaking in Tongues

Signs of being filled with the holy spirit is the evidence of speaking in tongues.

After salvation, a believer can be baptized in the Holy Spirit and they will speak in tongues.

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
Acts 2:4

Acts 2:4

When Jesus had returned to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit who infilled those who were praying in the upper room. They began to speak in tongues as evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said that those who believe in Him will speak in new tongues. “And these signs will follow those who believe: 

"In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues”
Mark 16:17

As believers, we can speak in tongues when we are baptized in the Holy Spirit. Not speaking in tongues does not mean that a person is not saved, they are, only that they have not received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

5) Testing the Spirits

Sign for Holy Spirit is in a person who professes Christ is not readily accepting any doctrine they hear out there ✊🏻. 

They test the spirits by which people speak and act, and turn to the word of God to confirm the truth.

testing the spirit

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
1 John 4:1

One with the Holy Spirit in them will quickly discern false prophets and teachers. They are convicted when they hear teachings that sound spiritual but are not from God. They have learned to confirm what they hear with the Word of God.

The only way to know the truth is to read and meditate on the Bible and understand God’s commands 📜. 

Testing the Spirits

This is how you guard yourself against deception and hold on to the truth. When you see others falling away from the faith, it is likely that they believed a lie about God and His Word.

If we are going to hold on to our faith, we need to have the truth in our hearts always.


The above are only five signs of presence of Holy Spirit in a person. You can ask God to show you more as you have your quiet time with Him.

To always be filled with the Holy Spirit, you can give Him more room in your heart so that He can do a great work in you.

God accomplishes His work on earth through the Holy Spirit and also renews our hearts through the same Spirit. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you become more godly and live a righteous life.


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Only when we accept Christ as Lord does the Holy Spirit renews our minds, helps us understand God's will and practice His commandments in our daily lives. But what is God's will ? Read more in this article:
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  • Lydia Makume

    Can i feel the Holy Spirit as I am walking or resting or it needs me to wait and prepare for it

  • Apugo

    Hi Oluwafumilayo, I feel your concern. Honestly you don’t need to fast (talkless of doing it for that long) before you can be baptised in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Once anyone is born again, he/she is qualified to receive it and even NOW as we speak. Just yesterday evening, in our prayer meeting, I led a sister to Christ and I asked her if she wanted to be baptised in the Holy Spirit and she said yes. She got, praise God. The Holy Spirit Himself is a gift and Jesus referred to Him severally in the scriptures as the promise of the father to every believer. Right there where you are, if you are born again, simply approach God now in a child-like behaviour and pray like this -" Father, in the name of Jesus thank you for the gift of the Holy Sprit, I come to you to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues as you promised me in your holy word. Fill me now with your Holy Spirit in Jesus name – then OPEN your mouth and speak out as the Holy Spirit gives you utterance (as he puts some “syllables” in your mind). Congratulations! Will be happy to hear your testimony. Shalom.

  • Nnoruka Victor

    Constant Walk with God ensures the Holy spirit in us, the spirit of God beers witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, and as many as received Him, to them gave he Powe to become the sons of God even them that believe, speaking in tongues is not the only assurance of the Holy Spirit, He is also the truth Truth personified, the comforter, the reminder of all things that Christ has reviewed to us, and the extent you obey God’s word depends on height you gone with the Holy Spirit, God bless us all, and give us the grace to receive the Holy Spirit in our lives in Jesus Name Amen

  • Jana

    CYNTHIA that is correct! Many people speak in tongues, but I am not sure if it’s always caused by the Holy Spirit. Speaking in tongues is a gift and there should be an interpreter there. Apostle Paul writes that we didn’t get the same gifts. I kept asking God for a gift of tongues and He decided to give me something completely different and I am grateful. He knows what’s the best for us.


    I always fell into temptation does it mean that I haven’t yet received the Holy Spirit?

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