““These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 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 things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. But, and when we that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.” John 14:25-31 NKJV
In this account Jesus was telling His disciples that the Helper, the Holy Spirit would teach them all things and bring remembrance to all things that Jesus had said to them. He also said, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” For the current believer in Christ, the Helper, the Holy Spirit is given to them through faith in believing that Jesus is the Christ and that He died for our sins. With the Helper we have no reason to be afraid or have a troubled heart! The Helper intercedes for us as we reach out to God through prayer and supplication. The Helper goes before us and guides us as we put our trust in the hands of Jesus. Therefore, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
The Helper, the Holy Spirit also assists us with the reading of God’s Word by giving us understanding and wisdom, and when we take the time to read and study God’s word we will learn valuable lessons through the experiences and history of God’s people. We will learn what to do and what not to do in our lives. We get to see the results of what happens when we listen to God and what happens when we ignore God! Not only that, but when we follow what God’s word says and follow in all of God’s ways, the results of this commitment will not only be amazing, but will be endless!
Through God’s Holy Spirit we are given many things, Assurance, Comfort, Courage, Direction, Discernment, Knowledge, Power, Protection, Strength, Understanding, Wisdom, and even the power to move mountains! With God’s Holy Spirit we have the ability to overcome all things and receive all things! And with Jesus front and center we have the ability to see what’s most important! We get to see the bigger picture! We get to see what really matters! We get to see what those living without God miss out on! And if you’re struggling right now with fear and anxiety, or maybe you’re struggling with your finances, or maybe struggling with what to do next! Then you need to have faith and believe in Jesus! And you will have victory over this godforsaken world! You will have victory over all the things that are set before you! You will have true peace and joy that comes from above! I tell you the truth! With God all things are possible!
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Need help with understanding God’s Word? Need prayer? I am here for you! Do you have a topic that you want to learn more about? Ask and through the gifts of God and His Holy Spirit they will be provided for you! In Jesus’ name, amen!
Love in Christ,
Craig – April 20, 2020