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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Betty Jane Laughlin - January 25th, 2024 at 7:41am

I am extremely thankful that I have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide me into truth. And for making wiser decisions. And to Interpret the Bible for me

Bob Andrews - January 25th, 2024 at 11:34am

Remember always the Doxology…

Praise God from whom all blessings flow…

James W. Howell - January 25th, 2024 at 12:25pm

Thank God for The Holy Spirit who guides me in The Word and The Will of The Lord God Almighty . Praise Jesus !






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