GOD’S WORD FOR APRIL 28
GOD’S WORD FOR APRIL 28 ~ ~ John 14:26 ~ ~ “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
Jesus, our great Bridegroom, sends us another gift—the Holy Spirit. He told His Apostles in John 16:7
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”
“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
When you become a Christian, you receive the Holy Spirit in your life to help you live a godly life while on earth. Jesus says this in John 16:8 when He is talking about the ministry of the Helper — the Holy Spirit. “And when He comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.”
He is the one who shows us that we’re sinners, and deserving of God’s wrath, and He also is the one who comforts us in our sorrows and fears in this world, and assures us of our forgiveness after we make our commitment to salvation through Jesus.
He will always point us to Jesus, never to Himself.
He is the one who shows Jesus to us and helps us to remember the scriptures that we need during stressful and trying times.
He also was the one who hovered over the deep during creation, as we see in:
“The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”
The Holy Spirit has many names and titles in the Bible that reflect His attributes and roles.
Some of the names are: Counselor, Comforter, Advocate, Spirit of Truth, Spirit of Grace, Spirit of Life, Spirit of Christ, Spirit of Holiness, Spirit of the Living God, Spirit of Knowledge, Spirit of Glory, Spirit of Revelation, Breath of God, Paraclete, and the Anointing.
The Spirit is also symbolized by breath, wind, fire, water, oil, light, and a dove1. However, the Spirit has no official personal name and is sometimes simply called the Spirit or the Spirit of Jesus.
The Holy Spirit is one with the Father and the Son in the Trinity. This is a concept that our human minds can’t wrap around, but we are assured of its truth by the Word in many places. They are truly One God, yet sometimes they act independently. There is an order. The Father is on top, and the Son always respects Him and always pleases Him.
My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”
The True and Wonderful God never rests from doing things for us. He never stops showing us His love. Here He tells us this:
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is completely His….”
He’s ALWAYS with you.
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