Ginrich's Devotional Blog

August 19, 2018

Holy Spirit in the Name of Jesus

John 14:26 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit — the Father will send Him in My name — will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. (NIV)

Until I started my study of what it means by the phrase, “in My name,” I never notice that phrase in this scripture verse.  Jesus came in the name and with the authority of the Father.  When the Father brought Jesus, His Son, His Word made flesh, back to Himself, He sent the Holy Spirit to us in the name and with the authority of His Son, Jesus.  When we invite Jesus into our hearts, minds and lives as not only our Savior from our separation from the Father due to our sin nature, but as our Lord, Teacher, Guide and King, we also receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  As we grow in our relationship to Jesus and the Father through the Holy Spirit we learn more and more how to identify with God and as we learn to identify with God we will know more and more how to live according to His purpose and how to do things with His authority.  It is the Holy Spirit in us that allows and enables us to speak, ask and do in the name of Jesus.  Let us learn to do all things according to His purpose in His Name.

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