The Spirit of Truth (9/27)

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John 16:1-15, 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Vs:14-15 show us the Oneness of God!

Convict and Convince  

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 have said to you. – John 14:26

But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning. – John 15:26-27

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. – Romans 8:26

I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. – Ezekial 36:27 – we are enabled…

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him. – Romans 8:9

Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him. – Hebrews 5:8-9

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. – 1 Corinthians 2:13

If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helperto be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. – John 14:15-17 What is the condition to receive the Helper?

Who is it that the Sprit guides or reveals the Truth to?

Great Commandment with Jesus’s command to love one another…

Cliff Sanders in his book on Spirituality says that “Sin is a failure to love.” (Pg. 79) That we fail to Love God and one-another, that our love is directed elsewhere. He sums it all up with; “Sin is a broken relationship between us. (Man and God) That broken relationship is caused by our desire for self-rule- versus- participating in God’s Kingdom. And can be understood as misdirected love—loving some other thing in place of God or more intensely than we love God.” (Pg. 81)

The coming of the Spirit of Truth would be the fulfillment of “I am with you always, to the end of the age.

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. – 2 Peter 1:21

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. – Ephesians 4:30

16:1 Falling Away:  Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons. – 1 Timothy 4:1

All that Jesus has been teaching the Disciples…

Questions to Ponder:

Who is the Spirit of Truth?

Who is it that the Spirit guides or reveals the Truth to?

What has the Spirit of Truth convinced and/or convicted of?

What has the Spirit guided you into; what has He revealed to you for your Next Step?

Further Reading:

The HelperJohn 14:15-17, 26, 15:26, 17:17, Acts 2:38, Romans 8:9 with Ezekiel 36:2, Romans 5:5, 8:9-16, 26, 1 Corinthians 6:11, 19.

Falling Away: Matthew 24:10-13, Romans 11:19-20, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 6:4-6, 10:26-31, James 5:19-20, 2 Peter 2:20-22, Revelation 2:4-5. See also 2 Timothy 3.


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