12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.
I don’t know about you, but when I read about the job of the Holy Spirit and know that He has accomplished this in my mind for a better and more clear understanding of the teachings of Christ, I get really excited! When I, possessed of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ, read the teachings of Christ, His Holy Spirit turns the light on to my understanding. My friends, no other belief system in the world has a Holy Spirit helping them rightly discern the teachings of its founder. This is unique to Christianity and absolutely amazing!
I don’t read other religion’s sacred books. They don’t make sense to me. I may as well read a medical journal. For while there will be a few words of good ideas for life, those books cannot speak to me the way the Bible speaks to me. None, not one, zip, nada, none of those religious books has a Holy Spirit of God attached to them to make them clear. So when godless theologians read godless religious writings they can make those writing say whatever they want them to say. Thus you have moderate Muslims, radical Muslims, nominal Catholics, dedicated Catholics, nominal Buddhists, and more nominal Buddhists. Their books say whatever the reader wants them to say.
But our book, God’s holy Word, read by Holy Spirit endued people, tell us what God wants us to know and leads us into God’s unique and direct path for our lives. Exactly what Jesus predicted happened and has been continuing for nearly 2000 years. Every follower of Christ understands this and rejoices in it. What other religious leaders hope for but can never attain we have given to us by the direct act of God the moment we are saved and then led by His Holy Spirit we understand God’s words throughout our lives.
Finally, because of this wonderful gift enabling us to really ascertain what God wants, we are to live in concert with understood teachings of our Lord and Savior. There should not be nominal Christians and dedicated Christians for all who are filled with God’s Holy Spirit should be following the teachings that they are learning from God through His well-taught Word.
As many of you know, dad and I are White Sox fans. However, we have really enjoyed watching the Cubs play and win and come back from a deficit position into a great advancing position. For all of you die hard Cub fans: Congratulations! What a game last night! Tonight is it, Go Cubs.
We will have regular prayer and Bible study tonight. (I will be hurrying home to catch the second half.) So, yes, Kids4Truth and youth group will also be meeting at 7:00. See you here.
Have a great day in the Lord,