The Work of the Spirit of Truth
John 14:16-17 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever,
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world can not receive; because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you; and shall be in you.”
The first work the Holy Spirit does in us, as Christians, is to come and be with us forever.
This is one of the greatest blessings we have. God is with us, by His Holy Spirit, so that we are never alone, never deserted, never apart from His love and care for us.
John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
The next work the Holy Spirit does within us, is to teach us things. He brings to mind the Word we have heard, reminding us of what Jesus has said to us; and telling us what we should do.
He teaches us about the circumstances around us; for He gives us His wisdom concerning the people and things of our days.
John 15:26-27 “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me;
And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.”
The Holy Spirit teaches us how to witness of Christ. We do this in two ways. First, by our lives showing all we come into contact with, that we belong to Christ. There are many who will never get a glimpse of Jesus, except we show Him to them.
Second, by our testimonies about what Christ has done for us.
The Holy Spirit gives us the words to say, and also the enablement to say them.
John 16:13-14 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine and shall show it unto you.”
The Spirit of truth will guide you into all truth.
This is personal, private truth; that which you need to know.
How many things we could avoid, if we were more sensitive to Him, and what He is telling us?
And how much more we could have enjoyed other things, if we could have seen that this was what He wanted for us, at the time?
And He will show you things to come.
I’ve been warned by the Holy Spirit within, concerning certain circumstances that were coming up. Warned against being part of them; also warned about what to say.
“He shall glorify Me”, the Lord Jesus said.
As I die to self’s demands, the Holy Spirit lifts up Christ in me. He glorifies Christ by this.
For He shall receive of Mine, and show it unto you. It is His Spirit within us, making all the things of Christ real to us.
The Work of the Spirit of Truth is to guide us into all truth concerning God.
He lives within us , giving us the reality of the truth of God.
He enlightens us, so we can know where to go, and how to go. And with the enlightenment, He gives us power to live the life we have been given to do.
And He shows us Christ. Again and Again and Again, the Holy Spirit brings to our minds and hearts, our dear Lord Jesus, His love, and His peace.
He shows us Christ, as our example, and encourages us to follow Him.