“And when He comes, will convict the world regarding sin, and righteousness,…and regarding righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you no longer are going to see Me” (John 16:8,10).
If the role of the Holy Spirit is to convict, reveal, and make known to us the greatest wrong in the world, the sin of unbelief (v.9), He no less convicts us of the greatest right made known to the universe—the reconciliation of humanity accomplished through the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. If allowed, the wrongs of the past will hold you hostage. The righteousness of Christ, however, has provided an escape. Of this, I have no greater conviction.