Tuesday 2nd February 2019
Before Jesus was arrested he spoke to the disciples about the Holy Spirit:
I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. (John 16 v 12 – 15)
What Jesus was to His disciples when He walked and talked with them, the Holy Spirit is to you right now.
Let that sink in! He spoke to them through His flesh; now He speaks to us through His Spirit. He said, “I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper” (John 14:16, NASB). Whatever you’re facing today, you’re not alone; He’s there to help you. Because you’re a child of God, you’re being “led by the spirit of God” (Romans 8:14). Even though you are not aware of it, He’s guiding every step you take. But you say, “There’s so much I don’t know!” Don’t worry, the Holy Spirit will “teach you about all things” (1 John 2:27, NIV). He will take the Scriptures and tell you what they mean to you individually and what they mean to you right now.
What a privilege! A.W. Tozer says, “He is not a silent God who suddenly begins to speak in a book and, when the book is finished, lapses back into silence again. No, we must approach our Bible with the idea that it is … God speaking to us right now.”
The prophets habitually said, “Thus saith the Lord.” God is continually speaking in the present. What is a disciple? One who follows Jesus. To do that, you must “know His voice.” That calls for a time, a place, a hunger, a discipline, a pure heart, a listening ear, and a determination to settle for nothing less.
Have a great day!
Pastor Peter Jordan