The Doorpost: We have the Spirit of God with us

Ray King  ·  Dec 31, 2017

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you.
John 16:7

Have you ever thought or said how great it would be to physically see, walk, and talk with Jesus, the way His disciples did when He was on earth?

That was what Jesus’ disciples experienced every day. When He told them He was leaving, they were filled with sorrow, but He told them that they would actually be better off when He left. How could that be?

Only after Jesus returned to His Father in Heaven would the Helper—the Spirit of God—be sent to them. On the day of Pentecost, when the Helper came to them, He was not limited to a physical body. Since then He has lived within every believer, every moment, everywhere (Romans 8:9), working in us and through us.

The Spirit guides us into all the truth, helps us in our weakness, and glorifies Jesus by declaring the things of Jesus to us. He also convicts the world of sin and righteousness and judgement. We have an advantage that Jesus’ disciples did not have when He was on earth.

For the Kingdom,

Ray King