Archive for Thursday, January 21, 2010


John 14:15-21
“If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to 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 obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”

When Jesus was preparing to leave the physical world to be with God the father, he spoke these words to his disciples and they stand to date. The Holy Spirit is what will minister to us until Jesus’ return and is what keeps us on the straight and narrow. For those who do not believe, this must sound like an absolute mystery but to those of us who do believe, we know the reality of how God speaks to us through the Holy Spirit and how we are directed, changed, transformed, reformed and used for God’s glory through the working of the Holy Spirit. How do we get to experience this holy spirit and how does it help us?

When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit descended upon him and that was when Jesus started his ministry. In the same way, when we accept Jesus as our Lord and savior, the Holy Spirit enters us and directs our lives. The Holy Spirit fills us with a desire to know God through his word, to communicate with God through prayer, to correct us in our daily walk through the voice of conviction inside us and transforms us to be used for God’s glory. This is not something we control and therefore we are to be active participants and let God take complete charge of our lives. The evidence of the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives are through the fruits such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). There are also gifts of the Holy Spirit but that is a study by itself and we can dwell into it later. I pray today that you are filled with a desire to experience the Holy Spirit if you haven’t already and if you have, I pray that you ask God to permit the Holy Spirit to work in and through you for God’s glory.

In His Loving Service,
Vineet

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