Thursday, August 25, 2016

"The Work of the Holy Spirit"

“The Work of the Holy Spirit”



But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the 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 glorify Me because it is from me that He will receive what He will make known to you.          John 16:13&14


Jesus’ disciples were not prepared for any more SPIRITUAL TRUTH at the time that He was trying to prepare them for His coming death and resurrection.  So Jesus informed them of the work of God’s Holy Spirit, the Spirit of TRUTH. He told them that the Spirit would GUIDE them into ALL the TRUTH, and that He would NOT speak on His own initiative, but ONLY what He hears from the Father.   


The Father would tell the Spirit what to tell the disciples concerning the Son.  The phrase: “and He will tell you what is yet to come,” was a promise to the disciples that their partial understanding of Jesus and His works would be completed.  And they would receive insight into the true meanings of Jesus soon to be death on the CROSS and His RESURRECTION, and the truths about His return.


We, who are TRUE BELIEVERS, today, also are guided into ALL the TRUTH about Jesus Christ, as the MESSIAH and about His works, His teachings and the TRUE meanings of His DEATH and RESURRECTION, and also about His RETURN. 


It is by the WORK of God’s Holy Spirit that we come to a SAVING KNOWLEDGE, to begin with.  It is by the drawing of God’s Holy Spirit that we are brought to the altar for the cleansing of our wretched, sinful soul.   Then it is His Spirit that guides us into ALL the TRUTH.  It is the Holy Spirit of the Living God, who DIRECTS our path and CONVICTS us of our sins.  He TEACHES us about the TRUTH concern the DEATH of Christ, and His RESURRECTION, and He equips us for our ministry.  He prepares our MINDS and HEARTS for the RETURN of Jesus.  


However, you can weaken the work of God’s Spirit in your life and leave yourself vulnerable to the LIES of the devil.  You can QUENCH the Spirit of God in your HEART, and miss the BLESSINGS of worshipping and praising the MESSIAH.  You can GROW in your FAITH by ALLOWING God’s Holy Spirit FREE ACCESS to your HEART and MIND.  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT a TRUE BELIEVER and His Spirit is NOT in you.  You are guided by the devil and his lies, with a condemnation of an eternity in Hell, the place of torture, torment, agony, pain and despair for ALL ETERNITY.  But God is giving you the opportunity NOW to come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and receive His HOLY SPIRIT to guide you to ALL the TRUTH, and an ETERNITY in Heaven.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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