A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit’s aid than he can create a world. • Charles Spurgeon
- Luke 24:44-49
- John 14:25-26; 15:26; 16:5-15
- Acts 1:4-8
In Francis Chan’s book, “The Forgotten God” he writes: “Having read the Scriptures outside the context of contemporary church culture, you would be convinced that the Holy Spirit is as essential to a believer’s existence as air is to staying alive.” I could not agree more.
As you read these words of Jesus, you clearly understand what the role of the Holy Spirit is. Imagine Jesus saying that it was actually good that He was leaving. Why would He say such a thing? Because the Holy Spirit, as the third person of the Trinity, would always direct people to Jesus, to whom all authority and power have been given.
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit always, always work in perfect harmony with one another. What a glorious and powerful truth this is!
Holy Spirit, teach us all that you have to teach us. Reveal the deep things of God to our hearts as we read through the Scriptures. Guard us from every temptation that would seek to distract us from God’s plan for our lives. In Jesus name…amen.