When the Father sent His Son into the world, it was for the purpose of restoring our ability to have a personal relationship with God. That ability had been thwarted by man’s sin that had permanently separated men from God. Prior to Christ’s coming, the Spirit of God was only granted to prophets, priests, and kings. As Jesus prepared to complete His mission of sacrifice for our salvation, He gave His disciples hope. He knew they were scared and confused. How would they change the world without HIs leadership?
Knowing their hearts, Jesus gives the disciples a promise that we still enjoy. The promise was that when Jesus left, the Father would send a Comforter and Advocate to guide His chosen to truth. When Christ ascended, God the Father sent His Spirit to be a part of the lives of those that have relationship with Him.
When one comes to the Father through Christ, they receive the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide them to truth. He is our advocate as we navigate through the treacherous journey of life. When we, as Christians, seek the Lord, He reveals Himself through His Spirit. We are comforted and led to become like Him and to live and operate in His power.
As always in our faith journey, we simply must trust God and walk with Him to experience His power and His leading. God wants to reveal the truth we need to live in the world and to enjoy His peace and comfort. All we must do is trust Him and humbly follow His lead.
God Bless You
8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 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[c] in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 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.”
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 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. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.