We are getting closer to EASTER, and that is one of the greatest attended days in the life of the church. Be reminded that often people are more willing to say yes to an invitation to church at Christmas and Easter. So, what do you need to do? INVITE… 11 days from today is Easter.
We need God in our lives, and the Holy Spirit is God. This past Sunday I shared a message about the Holy Spirit, and I would like to share some of it with you.
John 14:16-17 NLT
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.
Jesus said “I Will Ask the Father” to send you the helper. This is meshed with the relationship that Jesus had with God the Father. A deep connection was between all 3 people of the Trinity was evident in so many places and ways. It is the Holy Spirit that lives in the person who is Saved. God lives in each of us as we accept Him in to our lives.
Robert Morris said, “If you do not see the Holy Spirit has a person, then you will never develop a personal relationship with Him.” He is the third person of the trinity. God is real and really wants to be part of our lives. This was evident in the beginning of the world through God connecting with Adam and Eve. It is also evident at the end of our Bible when God showed up in a remote location where John, the apostle, had been exiled.
From the time Jesus left earth it was the person of the Holy Spirit of God that interacted with and continues bring the presence of God to us. We can choose to push God aside, or we can follow the guiding and teaching of His Spirit.
John 14:25-26 NLT
I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. 26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
The Holy Spirit has become our teacher.
John 15:26 NLT
But I will send you the Advocate—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.
John 14:26 NASB
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
The Holy Spirit reminds us of the things Jesus taught and did. The promise of God, sent through the son, is that the Holy Spirit would come to us. And the Holy Spirit was sent … the Holy Spirit speaks… will tell you things to come… We need to know the power, the presence and the person of God in our lives is a big.
John 14:16 NASB
I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
Thank God for His promise seen in the Holy Spirit and His presence forever.