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Spirit Power

View daily reading plan: John 16.7-15

... when He, the Spirit of truth, has come ...

We have a wonderful resource given to us by God the Father, and called “the Comforter”, or “the Holy Spirit”. He has a varied ministry in the life of a believer. He gives life, He indwells, He instructs and He empowers.

In v.8 the Lord Jesus explained that the Holy Spirit would “convict the world of sin” (NKJV). A specific sin is in view, this sin of unbelief. The sin that ultimately condemns people is their unwillingness to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour.

The Holy Spirit is the seal or guarantee of eternal life to those who do believe. The moment an individual is saved the Holy Spirit comes to live within and that person  will never perish or lose his salvation (Jn 10.28). Salvation brings eternal security that can never be taken away.

In v.13 the Lord explains how the Holy Spirit will teach us. He will guide us and help us understand God’s will. All of the inspired New Testament writings are the truth He wishes to guide us into. However, we must be reading God’s Word in order for the Spirit to use it. How can we expect to learn if we never, or only occasionally, read the Bible?

One of the characteristics of the Holy Spirit is humility. Verse 13 states, “He shall not speak of himself”. The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Christ and remind us of Him, producing praise in our hearts for Him.  

Daily reading for: Saturday 23rd Jan 2021

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