5 Signs of the Holy Spirit in You

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. For those looking for a deeper understanding of the ways of the Holy Spirit, we recommend reading The Holy Spirit In You by Derek Prince

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 📜. 

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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Testing the Spirits

Read next: The gospel of Jesus Christ is based on love, and we are to love like He does. God loved us and sent Jesus to die for our sins so that we would not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

No one is beyond the love of Christ in the world and when we accept Him as our Savior, His love dwells in our hearts. In the Bible, it is shown how to love others like Jesus.

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  • Isaac ebo Clarke on

    Please help me here, without the baptism of the holy spirit can the gifts operate in you? Secondly can someone teaches the bible without the baptism of the spirit?

  • Mary Edge on

    Hello not want to be jealous of nobody I want God to watch over me I want God to bless and the other people take my goodness that I know and try to give it to other people watch over my children my family I love ones in my mind and give me strength God I am tired of fighting people around me which craft will do whatever else they

  • Danny on

    So, I am going to testify about what happened last year. So last year, I supposedly was diagnosed with “psychosis”. But this was not the case. I remembered that day when I received the holy spirit… I was at the dining room table and I was looking outside… it was windy that day. The children were out, laughing and enjoying there play time. And I was looking outside… all of a sudden I felt a change within myself. Like at that very moment when I was looking outside of my apartment window, I felt happy. I felt at peace. I felt like if there was a fire in my heart… like I just felt like a while new different person. And since I was living with my sister and my grandma at that time, they saw that I had change. They saw that i wasn’t myself. They new something bad to have happened. So a few hours later I went outside and I testified. I said that :“Jesus was coming” and everyone around me did not believe me. They thought that I was crazy. They thought that I was on some kind of drug. But the truth was that I wasn’t on anything. I just felt like I needed to tell the people that God was coming. But they didn’t belive me. So I went about my day, and later on in my room, I started to see crosses. I saw God’s face. I looked down and I saw white crosses on my floor. And at that very moment, I started to cry. At that moment I felt happy and relieved and at peace. And I closed my eyes and I started to pray and rock myself… the feeling felt so good. I have never felt this way in my entire life. So after that day my mom and my grandma told me that I was not right in the head and that something was wrong with me because I never act like this. So they took me to the hospital and I was there for like 3 days. And after those days, I got transported to Quail Run. Which is a health facility. And I was there for like a month or two. And right after they told me that I was supposedly diagnosed with "psychosis"so even though I didn’t believed what i had, I knew that God had changed me. I just knew. I knew that it was him. And it’s crazy because people say that they believe in God and all, but yet when I testified last year, they thought that I was crazy. But the truth was that I wasn’t. I was warning people and I was letting them know that God is gonna come soon. And he is. It’s just a crazy world that we live in. There is alot of false prophets and alot of hypocrites these days. But yeah. This is my story. And up to this day, my parents still think that I have psychosis. And they still don’t believe that I received the holy spirit. They still think about what happened that day and why I had changed. But little do they know, that it was the holy spirit.

  • Jane on

    I need spiritual guidance. Anyone know of a good Church in Madison, wi to help me?

  • Shelley Donathan on

    Thankyou for this message on the Holy Spirit, I am praying for the Holy Spirit to be IN ME , I know He is with me . 🙏

  • Evangelist Taiwo Adegite on

    Pls am filled with the holy spirit but ma I want to hear direct from God everyday what should I do

  • Abegail N. N. Mpahlwa on

    I am really praying for The Holy Spirit to reside in me, take complete control of my body that it is no longer me who lives but The Holy Spirit in me. Please fellow Christians help pray with me

  • Elias maina. on

    Wonderful and insightful messages,it’s such a blessing to read and go through your writings.keep it up.

  • Elias maina. on

    Wonderful and insightful messages,it’s such a blessing to read and go through your writings.keep it up.

  • Alfred Morulem on

    Hebrews chapter 13 verse 6 , So that we confidently say, THE LORD IS MY Supporter, I WIILL NOT BE AFRAID . WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME

  • Leona Collor on

    I am a christian and believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I thank God I am baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Desiring more of God to walk in his will and his way with the help of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:9 You however are not in the flesh but in the spirit if in the spirit of God dwells in you.

  • Cindyberry on

    Holy spirit come into my life and transform me into a real Christian in Jesus name Amen

  • Lenart Helmcamp on

    Yesterday, I wrote a nice transcript on the “HOLY GHOST”.
    I was just checking to see how long it might take to proof-read whether it would be accepted and added to your public articles

  • Lenart Helmcamp on

    Please note: "All new born-again believers have received the “Regeneration of the spirit” which is delivered to them by the HOLY GHOST.
    Titus 3 : 5 says, "He saved us, by the washing and “Regeneration of the Spirit”.
    John 14 :17 JESUS, himself told the disciples, "YOU have the HOLY SPIRIT “WITH-YOU-NOW”, but “THEN”, (understand that JESUS had just told them to go into the upper room and wait for the promise of the FATHER),
    HE [THE HOLY SPIRIT] SHALL BE “IN-YOU”!!! (Notice the words “with-you” & the words “in-you”)!!!!
    Having said that, it is all the more easier to understand in "LUKE 11 : 13 where JESUS said, ( to the believer) "HOW MUCH MORE SHALL YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO “THEM-THAT-ASK-HIM”!!??
    (Note: One can not call “GOD”, “HEAVENLY-FATHER” until they are born-again!!)
    Another scripture JESUS QUOTED is
    He who hath “THE SON hath the FATHER ALSO”.. NOTICE here JESUS did not include the words “HOLY SPIRIT” here in this scripture !! Just as JESUS in
    (LUKE 11 : 17)
    (Personal note: So many Christians today are erroneously taught Taft they receive the infilling of the HOLY GHOST at the same time they get born again ..
    This can happen, but understand, YOU have to ASK HIM TO COME IN…
    (This teaching was given many years ago by my wonderful late PASTOR

  • Please continue believing God because him is the foundation of righteous marriages.u will become a testimony Kayla moore on

    Never lose hope as ambassadors of Christ.

  • Dismas Mzengwe Musungu on

    This is powerful, more Grace unto , how I pray I be filled with the Holy spirit and allow Him take control of my body, am currently in Kenya-kakamega

  • Faith Maillie on

    This is a powerful and well explained teaching of pneumatology. It is really providing a wide knowledge of the Holy Spirit. It is helpful. Thank you.

  • Samantha Smotby on

    First off speaking in tongues is not in-understanding gibberish ! It’s speaking language of not your own dilettante. Therefore it English onto Spanish etc for those to pass the word on.Second the father the don and Holy Spirit basically the trinity … Christian’s don’t believe in it. So don’t don’t claim both and Christianity. Christian don’t believe in Holy Ghost or spirit.They look to Christ n God and separate the two.Holy spirit isn’t in Christian thoughts.

    But the Holy Spirit is the highest power all those indefinite erre

  • Margarita on

    May the lord richly bless all my sisters and brothers in the lord amen

  • De jones on

    I have been saved for many years thank God, I have been married for almost six years my husband is an addict I have filed for divorce but I still love him I still believe that God will take care of it he will take care of me and us. Thank you Jesus for your wisdom your kindness and your love.

  • Eunice Saltin on

    Your ministry is great, it’ glorifies God. I am blessed in reading your article, continue to do your ministry for many will be blessed. May God bless you more and more in Jesus Name our Lord and Savior amen.

  • Valerie Bolton on

    Awesome article.. I’ve been praying for guidance on whether to have or not to have the covid vaccine, with all the rumours we are getting we are waiting on the Lord..

  • Dumisani T Dlamini on

    We thank God so much who gives us wisdom.. I want to know yu more and more.. Tnks so much pst for the great teachings.. May the God of heaven and earth bless you and family.. We feel honored to have you in our midst.may the Lord bless us all. I am a born again pst.. Eswatini

  • Rob on

    Hi, I was baptised with the Holy Spirit I’m oz several years go, I do Prey and will look for line minded people her in uk, the feeling is good I have been hospitalised with COVID did you praying and the Holy Spirit listened, I know now that he is with me and all the others who have been baptised with the Holy Spirit, god bless from rob in the UK XX

  • Brian sichamba on

    I’m Evangelist Brian and I live in Livingstone Zambia i love the word of God and I grow more spiritual every time I read the bible

  • Ochwo Shadrach on

    Oh thank you Kalya Moore for the great work of writing. Writing is not easy.

  • Sunday A Isibor on

    I am thrilled to read about your submission. Not unambiguous, straight to the point and heart and brings upliftment to soul. May God continue to use you to inspire many hearts all over the world and as your message of love spread, so I pray that many souls will be saved and transformed to be more like Jesus Christ, our saviour. God bless you and your beautiful strong family in Mississippi. Keep soldiering on woman of God. Much love from RSA. (South Africa).

  • Peg on

    I pray daily for The Holy spirit to lead snd guide. Im stuggling with Narcissistic behavior with my siblings snd father. The masks fell off after my Mother’s death in Dec. 2018.

    I pray for them daily. Lost ad to hiw Im supposec to love thrm ehile Zi gridve tgr loss of rrlstionship to yhrm


  • Pastor ANIL.GK on

    I really appreciate your messages, Glory to alone Jesus. I teached in my congregation. Please pray for ministry.

  • Zenith on

    My wife was called to haven leaving me with 2 sons and two inlaws and a grandchild. But i couldn’t bear much every time if i have com.e across with her belongings and related incident life is too hsrd and harsh for me tho I am a christian I really what to do to go on each day
    Can you tell me what should I do and behave

  • Chukwudi on

    What can I do to receive the baptism of the holy Spirit

  • Malakai Qera on

    Please pray so i can operate in the presence of the holy spirit.
    Hallelujah, holy spirit:
    Glory to God.

  • Rita on

    yes, God has been giving me sign about changes I need to make about a new life of recovery of alcohol and drug addiction . Got sober 4-16 2020. I live in a sober living 15 month. want to move but God is keeping me here a little longer. I give my testimony about stories of what has done for me to keep me always content. Good relationship with him. I’m always talkative with him. He always talks back, but sometimes I don’t why or what he’s saying to me. He led me here to read these stories. what can I ask that I will understand. I not all the way there yet.

  • Debra on

    Thank you so much. I asked several other people and they all said you would speak in tongue. One person told me I would receive the gifts of the spirit.

  • Anita on

    Thank you


    To God be the glory for the exposition of this topic which is the one of the doctrines of the Bible. The write up is timely. May God bless the writer and the readers altogether. God bless you all all.

  • Noah torres on

    Thank you to the father,son an the sprite.in j.c. name.aman.

  • Akaniyere Godget on

    I from name nigeria a christian faith believer , i, bless with these leason in which i, have recieve all glory to God almighty , God bless you more grace in jesus name Amen. Here is my phone number +2349032482790

  • My names are Akaniyere Godget on
    Greeting, to one and fhem that it may concern my reguid you all ,

    i, am from nigeria , l,m christian with the zeal of serving God and now attending bible school in p i b s bein city nigeria.
    , honestly i appriciate the effort in which God is using u, giving direction to me and with these knownleadge which i recieve through these leason all glory to God almighty in jesus name Amen ,God bless you. Please , in line with the evidence of the spirit in once life , God said to me in a dream go ye in to the word and shine light after some process what can i understand concerning these? As well , i have attending church servise and i do fill heat in my heart many times i do go church, while some persons are experiencing the power of the holy ghost, why is its that i dont experiencing its also?

  • Tony sain on

    If someone can find room in your heart to agree with me on receiving the baptizim of the holy spirit I accepted jesus christ as my lord and savior

  • Lawrence Njar on

    You are doing a good job, remain blessed.can I have Free Bible’s for evangelism in Nigeria.Iam a Nigerian.Thanks.

  • Pastor Dale on

    First I want to say I enjoy most the article, however I believe speaking in tongues were first given to the Apostles by the Holy Spirit to speak in other languages for a sign to the unbelieving Jews and others to build up the church before the completion of the New Church.
    When Yeshua was Baptized by John a Dove was upon him and Yahweh God said this is my son whom I am well pleased. Jesus did not speak in tongues. Since he did not , I do not believe it is the evidence of one filled the Holy Spirit. The evidence is those Walk in the Spirit and Bear Fruit. Fruit of the Spirit will always be more superior over gifts! Speaking in tongues by the real Apostles were them speaking in other languages to the unbelieving Jews and others who heard these men speaking in their own languages.
    Paul talks about those who speaks in tongues out loud in the early church must also have an Interpreter or it does no good to edify the church. I believe today we do pray in the Spirit where he completely takes over with words sometimes unknown but it edifies us personally and gives spiritual power
    Somethings were done in the early church before the completion of the New Testament was completed. We have Gods Word full of prophecy, instructions and the Holy Spirit to teach us as we study in context His Word
    Praying in the Spirit should be done with my mind so that I can edify myself. Public speaking in tongues without two and three interpretations is out of order in the church.

  • Maryna De Ridder on

    During tonight i have been atacked. I just turn to God the Father,Jesus Christ His Son and the Holy Spirit. I use all the gifts off the Spirit. All i can say we are protected. Amen

  • Thola Buthelezi on

    I’m a born again christian. What happened when you feel like crying

  • Jim on

    Speaking in tongues,
    Those exercising such a wondrous gift are asked to exercise the gifting with wisdom. Not doing so but being unknowingly loose in the application causes a stunt in growth to some. Thank ‘s to our father God He steps in down the path of our journey and adds needed tool to accomplish our destiny.
    There are deep yearnings with in me that i’m not enlightened enough to explain in prayer with needed depth. Example, needs of transformation in my life where struggling seeming offend others and my walk. Speaking in tongues is desiring the unknown deep inside to be addressed even when it can’t explained or seen in words. Habits I have that I address in my heart while applying tongues.
    Tongues offended me also till my deep grownings needed to be addressed. NOW! THERE ADDRESSED AS GROWNS SHOW UP in my “quiet intament place.” So not to offend.

  • Wonda Davis on

    I received the Holy Ghost in my teenage years and I am still praying for myself to make it into heaven, I love the way you give this information on the Holy Ghost. Thanks!!

  • Silas Emmanuel on

    I really enjoy this teaching of holy spirit…I desire to have holy spirit in me so that I can overcome the world I pray may God filled me with holy ghost and power and blessed the poster.

  • Hasoloan Marpaung on

    I agree with all the five signs except for the “speaking in tongues”.

  • Mary Gale Tiauson on

    I am Born Again Christian only last April 2018.Am 71 years old and God show me His way to the truth of my faith in Him.

  • Agnes Elly Blijer on

    I am very blessed with your article. I am a born again Christian from Suriname, South America, who loves our Lord Jesus Christ and really want the Holy Spirit to guide me to do the work of God.

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