You cannot separate the purpose of Holy Spirit in the earth from the work of the church.
John 16:14-15 – He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Oh what a wonderful establishment of divine will and purpose in the earth for this present age is seen in our Text for Today. Let’s break it down just a bit. Consider these words of Jesus.
- “He shall glorify Me” – and after all, is that not one of the primary works of the church; to live, function, and serve in a way that demonstrates the person, deity, and majesty of Jesus? We are anointed for all we need to do to glorify our Lord.
- “for He shall receive of Mine” and “All things that the Father hath are Mine” – what a powerful statement of truth! Jesus said, “ALL THINGS that the Father hath ARE MINE.” If it belongs to Father, it belongs to Jesus, and dear one, if it belongs to Jesus, through His Name is now available to you and within your power, in the Name of Jesus, to utilize it.
- “and will shew it unto you.” – Holy Spirit is in the earth today to show to you and me all things that have been placed in the power of the Lord Jesus, and to show it to us so we can use it, be blessed by, bless others with it, and bless and honor Him through it.
And all these things are tied directly to one simple prefacing statement made by Jesus in verses 8 and 13. Combined, and accurately so, we read these words; “When He…the Spirit of Truth…is come, He will” do certain things. And among those things are those things listed in verses 8 through 15.
Well, dear friend, Jesus has ascended to the right hand of Father where He will sit until He comes for His Church. That being said, Holy Spirit has come already, now two millennia past, on the day of Pentecost. The work Jesus said Holy Ghost would perform has been underway from the moment He came, and it still being done today. And the agency THROUGH whom that work is being done is still the church; that’s you and me. Without Holy Ghost it would not be happening, but with Him, it should be happening continually, consistently, concretely, and powerfully, yet I wonder if we are seeing that fully evidenced. Let us step up and accept our responsibility, fully yielding ourselves to the leading, guidance, direction, revealing, and function for which Holy Spirit has equipped us. Jesus said, “When He is come.” Well, He HAS COME ALREADY. Now it’s on us.
Manna for Today – John 16:1-16; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-20; John 14:12-17; Romans 10:6-17; Psalm 84:11; 2 Peter 1:3
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