Does the Holy Spirit work in the same ways today as in Bible times?
Here's the answer:
The Holy Spirit never changes, because He is God and God never changes.
However, the Holy Spirit works in different ways today than He did during the early Bible times.
During the time of the Old Testament (before Jesus was born), and even until Jesus rose from the dead and went back into heaven, the Holy Spirit didn’t always live inside believers. People who had put their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior would sometimes experience the Holy Spirit being inside of them and guiding their thoughts and decisions, but not all of the time. Today, we have the Holy Spirit inside us all of the time, ever since the moment we trust in Jesus as our Savior. But even before that, the Holy Spirit’s job was to give new spiritual life to people so that they could go to heaven when they died.
Today and also during the Bible times, the Holy Spirit has worked to help us stop sinning as much as we sometimes want to. The Holy Spirit is the power of God inside us, and the way that God adopts us as His own children!
"You also became believers in Christ. That happened when you heard the message of truth. It was the good news about how you could be saved. When you believed, he marked you with a seal. The seal is the Holy Spirit that he promised" (Ephesians 1:13).
"Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple? God’s Spirit lives in you" (1 Corinthians 3:16).
"I am the Lord. I do not change" (Malachi 3:6).