Saturday, May 26, 2007

Bits and Pieces: Instruction

"I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said, that He takes of Mine, and will disclose it to you, " (John 16:12--15).

* In the final hours of His earthly life, the Lord Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit for a three-fold purpose in the lives of the apostles--- (a.) guidance into all truth, (b.) disclosing of future events, and (c.) glorification of the Lord Jesus. Although prophecy of Scripture ended with the closing of the canon, the guiding and glorifying ministry of the Holy Spirit continue. Thank the Lord for sending His blessed Holy Spirit!

* Knowing that He was but a matter of hours from the cross, the Lord Jesus sought to prepare the hearts of His men for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Within the inscrutable Trinity, the Spirit's ministry today includes guidance, comfort, and glorification of the Lord Jesus.

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