For before Jesus left the planet 2,000 years ago, Jesus arranged for “…for another Counselor to be with [us, not just for a time, but] forever…” (John 14:16).
“…suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house…They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire…[coming and resting] on each of them. [And] all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit…” (Acts 2:2-4).
Be Open To Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth!
Jesus names the Comforter as “…the Spirit of truth…” (John 14:17).
Why God is for us, not against us, indeed, providing Jesus as a Comforter through the Spirit; “…I will not leave you as orphans…” (John 14:18).
Why those around us, the world, tend not to “…accept [Jesus, the Spirit] because [the world] neither sees him nor knows him…” (John 14:17).
Why I can know the truth about me, because I can be filled with the Truth, for if I’m bonded to Jesus, born again in Jesus, the Spirit [lives] with [me] and will be in [me]…” (John 14:17).
Learn From The Spirit’s Instruction And Reminders; Then Increasingly Obey!
For as Father God sends the Holy Spirit, infilling us with the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit “…will teach [us] all things, and will remind [us] of everything [Jesus has] said to [us]…” (John 14:26).
1) God Exists: Exodus 3:14 2) God Loves Me: Jeremiah 32: 40-41 3) Jesus Is God Incarnate, The Word: John 1:1-14)
4) I Am Broken, Sinful, But Jesus Died For Me: John 3:16 5) I Will Know Brokenness and Pain, But God Redeems All Things, Nothing Is Ever Wasted: Romans 8:27 6) I Will Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death, But I Will Not Stay There; God Will Move Me Through: Psalm 23
7) Life Will Not Stay The Same, Change Is Inevitable, But God Will Walk With Me Through Life’s Transitions: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 8) I Will Be Betrayed, People Will Disappoint, But ‘What A Friend I Have In Jesus,’ Source of Inexpressible And Glorious Joy: 1 Peter 1:8-9 9) I Will Be Tempted To Give Up, But I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me: Philippians 4:13
10) I Will Die, But I Will Live Forever; A Thousand Years From Now, I Will Be A Young Man With Jesus: Revelation 21:1-8.
For as Jesus reminds us in John 14:23 -- if we’re truly born again in Jesus, bonded in Jesus, in love with Jesus, we will “…obey [Jesus’] teaching…” (John14:23) – becoming newly attentive to Jesus’ coaching, instruction and Truth.
Anticipate An Overwhelming Peace: A Peace That Passes Understanding.
“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.” John 14:27.
“…the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, [guarding] your [heart and mind – indeed --] in Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 4:7)