The Promise of the Holy Spirit

“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever -- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” (John 14:15-17)  
 
The upper room meal was over, and Jesus was preparing the disciples for His departure. Judas had left to make his final betrayal arrangements. Simon Peter boldly declared his loyalty until death and Jesus unpacked his denial before all the disciples. He gave them a glimpse of the Father’s house and their future place with Him. Jesus made it very clear how to get there, only through Him. Before He departed, He gave them a glimpse of His plan -- the Holy Spirit. 
 
He told them that the Holy Spirit would come alongside them. In fact, the Greek word for “advocate” means “one who comes alongside another.” Jesus made it clear to them (and to us) that the Holy Spirit would dwell within us. In the Old Testament, the Spirit of God would come upon men for acts of service and then depart. Now, from Pentecost on, the Holy Spirit would actually indwell men. This was something completely different from anything that had ever happened! 
 
The Holy Spirit indwells those who actually know Jesus; He lives inside them. His work has many facets and is definitely worthy of study. This is an amazing truth, one which must never be taken lightly, ignored or taken for granted. What a gift the Holy Spirit is! He is the One who guides and confirms truth to us. When you hear something, and it doesn’t quite sound right to you as a believer, the Holy Spirit is at work. When you sense the urge to speak on Jesus’ behalf to a seeking soul, and you are mindfully sensitive to your own sin; it is the Holy Spirit who is revealing, encouraging and convicting you.  
 
Before the disciples knew they would need the Holy Spirit, Jesus told them all about His work. Thank the Lord this day for the work of the Holy Spirit in your life, family, church and world. He lives within you and will move you into a deeper walk with Jesus! Hallelujah!
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James W. Howell - March 25th, 2023 at 5:33pm

The Holy Spirit lives in Me. He is My guide . I PRAISE GOD for The Holy Spirit's Presence and Love. GLORY To GOD !

Isaac Adom-Konadu - March 26th, 2023 at 7:10am

Praise God! The power of the Holy Spirit is at work in my life and i will always be under His tutelage. Thank you God for the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Betty Jane Laughlin - March 26th, 2023 at 8:02am

I thank You, Heavenly Father, for the gift of the Holy Spirit. That He lives within me and guides me each and every day. Thank You for the filling of Your Spirit this day to be equipped to do Your work for Your kingdom 😊

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