Q. I was hoping you could answer a question for me. What is the role of the Holy Spirit post rapture?
A. After the rapture, the Holy Spirit will be released to resume His original role on Earth , which is to draw people to the Lord. He’ll do this in a way that’s more like His Old Testament ministry than His ministry during the Church Age. For example, after the rapture, He’ll no longer be sealed within believers but will be with them as long as they’re being faithful.
In Old Testament times the Holy Spirit was with believers, and from time to time came upon them in power, but was not sealed within them like He is with the Church (Ephes. 1:13-14). Jesus explained this changing role to the disciples in John 14:17. He said, “You know Him for He lives with you and will be in you.” He had been with them all along but was sealed within them on the night of the Lord’s resurrection (John 20:22).