The promise of the Holy Spirit.
This is so important because the enemy doesn’t want you to have the comfort of the Holy Spirit. He doesn’t want you to be taught by the Holy Spirit.
Because Satan wants total control of our lives. Oh yes, he makes us think that we are in control, but we really are not. He wants to grab hold of you and drag you down and even destroy you. THEN, he leaves you alone – telling you that you have no hope.
BUT! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!
Jesus said he would never leave you. He would not abandoned you as an orphan.
Today is a savoring day. Looking back over the pieces of Scripture that we have looked at this week as a whole.
Today is your day to look back over these words and see what the Father has for you. Read. Then savor. Then believe.
“The truth is, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, because the work of the Son brings glory to the Father. Yes, ask anything in my name, and I will do it!
“If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world at large cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you do, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans — I will come to you. In just a little while the world will not see me again, but you will. For I will live again, and you will, too. When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Those who obey my commandments are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them, and I will love them. And I will reveal myself to each one of them.”
Judas (not Judas Iscariot, but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”
Jesus replied, “All those who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and live with them. Anyone who doesn’t love me will not do what I say. And remember, my words are not my own. This message is from the Father who sent me. I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. But when the Father sends the Counselor as my representative — and by the Counselor I mean the Holy Spirit — he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I myself have told you.
“I am leaving you with a gift — peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid. Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really love me, you will be very happy for me, because now I can go to the Father, who is greater than I am. I have told you these things before they happen so that you will believe when they do happen.
The words that touched me this week as a whole is Jesus acknowledging that the message he was giving to them was from the Heavenly Father. The words were not his, but his father’s words.
As believers, at times, we spend too much time arguing, trying to put our own touch to the words of the Heavenly Father. When we should follow in the steps of Jesus by always reminding ourselves and others that the message is from God. His Holy Spirit lives within each one of his children willing and able to guide each one. We can allow him to do his job or we can take control and run with it alone. It is our choice.
So I say that these are not my words – but the words of my Heavenly Father. His Holy Spirit lives within me. I need to allow the Holy Spirit to transform me into the likeness of my Heavenly Father. I need to surrender my all to him. Then I will know his peace – his perfect peace for my life.
The song I share today is a treasure. It is one that I love to sit and close my eyes and savor what God has done for me. He is there. His Holy Spirit lives in me. He talks with me. He shares with me. Believe. He is here.