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 the things that I said to you.
In John 14, Jesus tells the disciples that the Father is going to send His Spirit to teach and help them. He wanted to assure them that in spite of His physical absence, provision had been made. He wanted them to know that the Father had covered all bases regarding them. When I think about the comprehensive plan of salvation, I can’t help but see the imprint of God’s great love all over it. He has every detail covered. Literally, He has left no stone unturned. The Father set everything in place to ensure us a victorious life.
Let us look a little closer. During Jesus’ time with them, they had the Living Word in front of them, the Word made flesh. He would soon ascend to heaven but they would not be abandoned. Neither are we. However, we often forget that we have eternal, supernatural help. The Spirit is here within us. He is God in us. He not only resides in us but He empowers us to walk uprightly as we yield to His direction.
In retrospect, I can recall how the Spirit has functioned as a teacher in my life. I didn’t grow up in the church. The Bible wasn’t taught to me as a child so I didn’t know a lot when I came to the Lord. As I surrendered to the will and power of God in my life, the Spirit began to “teach” me the word of God. My understanding was opened so I could receive instruction for my life. It is the Holy Spirit that brings revelation and life to God’s written word. He not only illuminates the meaning of the Word but enables us to obey . The scriptures are just mere words on a page without the power of the Holy Spirit.
Also, I’ve had times in my professional life when the Holy Spirit revealed a deeper understanding of the content I was teaching in class. I’ve found myself praising God during lessons many times because of His help. The Spirit is so powerful that He not only shines the light on spiritual but also natural nuggets of wisdom.
One of the things I love the most about the teaching of the Holy Spirit is His timeless essence. He faithfully reveals what we need from His Word for that particular point in time in our lives. That is why we can study the same scripture repeatedly and get an entirely new meaning from it each time it’s read. I’m sure you have witnessed this in your own life as well. Have you ever received a right now word? Weren’t you blessed by it?
Ultimately, it is not the Father’s desire that we walk in darkness under any circumstances. His truth is the light unto our paths. We would walk in darkness without the teaching power of the Spirit. He wants victory for us so much that His Spirit brings His word back to our remembrance to keep us aligned with His purpose. The Spirit is our internal GPS. I am a witness of His ability to give save spiritual routes that help us to avoid ” traffic jams” and pitfalls. However, we must be in tune with His frequency. This doesn’t happen when we treat the Spirit like Alexa and try to tell Him what to do. We must humbly submit ourselves and listen attentively. Then, we will walk in the purpose and power of the Lord.
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