WALKING WITH THE SPIRIT
The HOLY SPIRIT enabled the very spirit of You, FATHER to be right with JESUS when He lived here on earth. By the time JESUS faced death, He and the HOLY SPIRIT knew each other well. And toward the end of the Gospel of John, JESUS briefs His disciples on how to expect the HOLY SPIRIT to manifest Himself after His ascension:
“…the Holy Spirit,…lives with you now and later will be in you” (John 14:17 NLT).
“In just a little while you won’t see me anymore. But a little while after that, you will see me again” (John 16:16 NLT).
“I will not leave you orphans…” (John 14:18 ESV).
“…I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you” (John 14:16 MSG).
“…the Father sends the Advocate as my representative…that is, the Holy Spirit…” (John 14:26 NLT).
“…the Holy Spirit will come and help you, because the Father will send the Spirit to take my place…” (John 14:26 CEV).
“When the Spirit…comes,…He will not speak on his own…He will bring me glory by telling to you whatever he receives from me” (John 16:13-14 NLT).
“…he will take what I have to say and tell it to you” (John 16:14 GNT).
“…the Spirit…will testify all about me” (John 15:26 NLT).
“…the…Spirit…will help you and always be with you” (John 14:16 CEV).
“The Spirit will show you what is true…” (John 14:17 CEV).
“…The Spirit will teach you everything…” (John 14:26 CEV).
“…it is…to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the…Advocate …will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (The Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]” (John 16:7 AMP).
FATHER, through the HOLY SPIRIT, CHRIST was able to know exactly Your will for His life on earth. If I desire to know exactly CHRIST’s will for my life, then I must embrace the SPIRIT the same way CHRIST did.