“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me.Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them…. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” John 14:15-21,26
The Prince of this world is the devil and he continues to roam the earth looking to devour.
But we are to not only believe in Jesus but follow his commandments. He didn’t come as a god that we can’t possibly mimic our lives to but instead he came as a man to show us how to live.
A few years back in a bible study session we were talking about the amazing things that Jesus did. The conversation ensued that we can also do the same things but someone in the group got very agitated and abruptly shouted saying “but that was Jesus and that is impossible for any human being!”
We need to stop making excuses and saying “but that was Jesus”!
The Holy Spirit was given to us to remind and guide us how to live as Christ. As believers we need to continually call on the Spirit and not try to live this life alone.
Food for thought: How often do you call on the Holy Spirit to help you? Start making it a habit to call him all throughout your day and see your life change!
Prayer: Living Father, your wisdom, grace and love for us knows no boundaries. Thank you! Thank you for your gift of the Holy Spirit. John wrote that “when the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” May we lean on this knowledge and truth. For those of us that don’t understand the power of the Holy Spirit may you grant us wisdom. In Jesus name. Amen
May God’s grace, mercy and love be with you. Shalom