At times, it is not easy to love one another. Especially if we are trying to love others from are own source of love. Our love does not run deep.
That is why God has given us His Love in order to love others deeply. For you see, God is love. He is the fountain of love – and that love lives within each believer/follower of Jesus Christ.
When I have found it hard to love another – to reach out to them because they have hurt or harmed me in some way, I learned a long time ago – to reach out to God and ask Him to show me how to love them. I have asked that the Lord show me what He loves about them. To give me compassion for them.
And what were the results of my asking? God empowered me to love from His fountain of love. I was able to see another through the eyes of the Father.
Today, we will look further into the Word of God – in the last instructions from Jesus to His Disciples:
“Loving me empowers you to obey my commands. And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Savior (Counselor/Comforter) , the Holy Spirit of Truth, who will be to you a friend just like me—and he will never leave you. The world won’t receive him because they can’t see him or know him. But you will know him intimately, because he will make his home in you and will live inside you. – John 14:15-17 (TPT)
The Holy Spirit lives inside of me! I have been empowered to live differently – from a place of freedom.
I was intrigued by this translation as it used the term “Savior” to describe the Holy Spirit. It was almost offensive to me. But I dug a little deeper. Deeper into the Love of God.
The Greek word is: NT:3875 – parakletos (par-ak’-lay-tos); an intercessor, consoler: KJV – advocate, comforter. (New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance)
Jesus mentions that He will send “another” just like Him – but instead of physically being with them – the Holy Spirit will be with them and in them. That is powerful!
The Holy Spirit is like a defense attorney – counselor – comforter – advocate – encourager – intercessor – helper. Jesus saves us from our sins. The Holy Spirit empowers us to not sin. That is why Jesus said He would send another – just like Him.
Jesus told us to receive the Holy Spirit. Not to damper the Spirit of God that lives with us and in us. Not to quench the Holy Spirit. But receive the power.
God is alive and well today. Jesus is alive and well today. The Holy Spirit is alive and well today. Receive what has been given to you.