The Comforter Has Come

Holy Ghost, the Comforter, does much more than comfort.

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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.

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Before Jesus was crucified, He promised that He would send “the Comforter.”  After His resurrection and just before His ascension He promised that He would send, “the Comforter.”  On the day of Pentecost, some 50 days after His resurrection, He fulfilled that promise, and sent “the Comforter.”  But the One we call the Comforter does so much more than comfort.  But it is in the doing of so much more that creates a pathway to a level of comfort that defies human imagination.  Let’s just consider the two elements set forth in our Text for Today as prime examples.

Holy Spirit is our great Teacher.  He has not been sent to teach us “some” things, but “all” things that pertain to our life and godliness in Christ Jesus.  There is NOTHING pertaining to life and godliness that He will not teach any child of God.  The Scriptures clearly state that “all things that pertain to life and godliness” have already been given to us.  But allow this example.  I am not a mechanically inclined person.  I have changed tires, and even changed the motor oil and filter on my own car.  But that, by no stretch of the imagination makes me a mechanic at any level.  So, if you gave me a complete set of every too array necessary to be a master-mechanic, I would not know what to do with them.  That is the picture of most believers today.  We have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness, yet live far beneath the level of power, freedom, and blessing the Lord wants us to have.  That is part of the reason Father sent Holy Ghost to us.  He will teach us all we need to know regarding the use of “all things that pertain to life and godliness.”  That, my friend, is an ever-present source of comfort in this life.

And have you ever come to a point in life where you have forgotten something?  We all do.  Yet we have the Comforter Who will “bring all things to our remembrance.”  Note in our Text for Today that the term “all things” is used twice.  It is the “all things” that the Comforter “will teach” us that He will also bring “to your remembrance.”  Once again, I find this so comforting.  Not only will the Comforter teach you “allthings,” but having taught you “all things,” He will bring those same “all things to your remembrance.”  Oh what a never-ending source of comfort is the Comforter to me; to you; to us!  Let us rejoice in knowing the Comforter has come. 

Manna for Today – John 14:15-31; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-41; 2 Peter 1:2-4

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