2017-10-07 - The Holy Spirit
Originally Published 2014-05-03
John 14:26 "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." (NIV)
During the last days before His crucifixion, Jesus prepared His disciples for what would happen next. The disciples were confused and saddened by the news Jesus had given them about His upcoming departure from them. How would they function? How would they accomplish his commission given to them?
Jesus told the disciples that He would sent the Counselor or Holy Spirit. Jesus was not leaving them or us alone. Just like Jesus' disciples, we too have the indwelling Holy Spirit to tell us about Jesus, to tell us the difference between right and wrong, and to strengthen us when we face trials, troubles and temptations. We are not to live in fear, but rather in reliance on the Holy Spirit. We are not alone. God lives within us. Have you invited Him into your life?
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references from NIV (New International Version) unless otherwise noted