“Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more” (John 16:7–10).
The Helper, the Holy Spirit, convicts men of sin. This conviction is one of the states that precede repentance.
*Excerpted from Weapons & Tactics. To purchase, visit ccmbooks.org/bookstore.