Teachings of the lord

 
 

Holy Spirit is our Helper, Teacher, Comforter and Guide.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

John 14:15-17 ESV

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to 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.

What do we see in the passage above – Jesus is telling us about who Holy Spirit is and what a privilege it is to have Him in us. Look into the passage and see what is said about the world in regards to Holy Spirit – The world neither sees Him nor knows Him. Why this statement?

We have to understand the importance of why Jesus is specially talking about the world and the people living and enjoying life without Him. Jesus says that Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth and the world cannot receive Him, because purity and impurity cannot live together. Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and can do everything God our Father and Jesus can do.

If you want to enjoy eternal life and live in peace, then it is very important to understand the message Jesus is giving to us. Many like to live a life to the fullest trying to do all the worldly tings and boast about being happy and successful. There are many people who will do anything to achieve success and make money and boast and live a filthy life. These people actually are very self-centered and want to be recognized and that too by the rich and the famous.

Working hard and making a name for oneself or being successful is not a sin. We need to live in this world and make best out of it, but to crush other and achieve success by doing all wrong things is what I am saying is wrong. Jesus is mentioning above that this world is so full of themselves and self-centered that they cannot receive Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and will not live with people who are not clean or living in double standards.

I would like to make it very simple for all the people who are living in sin and have sinned many a times. Do not worry as Jesus say I have come for the sinnes and not for the righteous therefore be glad that you will be able to receive Holy Spirit. If you accept Jesus as you savior and Lord and genuinely repent of all the sins then only can you receive Holy Spirit. We cannot receive God with arrogance and cannot dictate terms with Him. God decides as to who is going to be saved and who will live a life without Him. People with a genuine heart of repentance can receive Holy Spirit even if they have done gravest of sin.

What happens once you receive Holy Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

What happens is that you will be changed in all things you do and your nature and behavior will be as per Gods demand. Holy Spirit will fill you with lots of love for self and for the world. Holy Spirit will help you to have joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Who can help us in all these things? Certainly not the world as they do not even know the meanings of all these words in the real sense God is talking about. The nature will need to change in order to make our heavenly father happy. You will not only have goodness in your life, but will also bring happiness and goodness around you all the time. Remember to love Him and this you cannot do without accepting and loving Jesus first.

If you are not a changed person after receiving Holy Spirit then you need to look into all the areas of your life in detail. Check and try to see what is it that is stopping you from doing what Holy Spirit wants you to do? Be rest assured and give your problems to Holy Spirit and see how easily He will reveal everything. Holy Spirit will not tell you everything you like, but will rectify and let you know the things that need to be rectified.

God bless you

Vijay Prabhugaonkar

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