This is a continuation of the nine-part series, I’d Like to Prophesy, But…
Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say? (Luke 6: 46)
Just as a reminder: God never changes, Jesus never changes, and therefore, we can safely assume that the Holy Spirit never changes. Okay, with this bit of information refreshed in our minds, let’s move forward.
I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you. (John 14: 18)
Jesus spoke the above words to His disciples at the Last Supper, just hours before He was arrested, and then, eventually crucified on the following day. It is an important promise to all of us believers, but how is it being fulfilled today?
After all, Jesus is now seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven and with rare exceptions, He does not visit us believers here on earth. So, what’s the big deal on Jesus’ promise?
I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever. (John 14: 16)
The Helper, also referred to as the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, the Spirit of Christ and the Spirit of God, dwells within each believer, but He is not a willy-nilly gossiper. He only speaks to us what Jesus or the Father says.
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, he will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. (John 16: 13)
Jesus is called the Truth and each believer has His Spirit, the Spirit of truth, dwelling within his (or her) heart. Thus, that’s how Jesus has fulfilled His promise not to leave us as orphans and alone in the world.
But how does this relate to the further work of the Holy Spirit as mentioned in Part II-6, and is this further work still relevant in today’s world?
(Continued in Part II- 8)