I place these five grand marks of the Spirit’s presence before my readers, and confidently claim attention to them. I believe they will bear inspection. I am not afraid of their being searched, criticized, and cross-examined.
1) Repentance toward God.
2) Faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
3) Holiness of heart and life.
4) Habits of real private prayer.
5) Love and reverence toward God’s Word.
These are the real proofs of the indwelling of the Holy Ghost in a person’s soul. Where He is, these marks will be seen. Where He is not, these marks will be lacking.
~ J.C. Ryle
Old Paths, “Holy Spirit”, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1999], 285.