Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 12, 2018

Friend

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 7:58 pm

John 14:16 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— (NIV)

So many believers are afraid of the Holy Spirit because they have seen people who say they have the Holy Spirit and they act weird.  They would probably act weird even without the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is the third person of God.  He isn’t an “it.”  He is a real living being.  God is in three persons and all three are in this verse.  Jesus is speaking.  Jesus, the Son, God’s Word, is the One Who asks the Father to give us the Holy Spirit after the Son returns to the Father.  The Holy Spirit is in us to comfort us, to help us and to guide us.  There is nothing to fear about the Holy Spirit. He is God as our friend.  He is in us to be our friend.  A friend wants the best for their friend.  The Holy Spirit doesn’t take control of us.  We have control of what and when we speak or how we dress or act.  Let us open ourselves to the Holy Spirit as our best friend Who knows our needs and wants to guide us in the best for us and help us know the Father and the Son more intimately.

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