In addition to all we have already said about the Holy Spirit and why it is better that Jesus is at the right hand of God the Father, we have more reasons to be thankful the Spirit is here, dwelling in believers. These purposes, or functions, give us a direct connection with the ascended Jesus.
“He will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take what is Mine and declare it to you.” (John 16:13–14).
There is no excuse for Christians not knowing what is to come. While many get side-tracked on dates when Jesus will return, which are in the Father’s control, the Spirit has documented in Scripture “the things that are to come” and what we can expect to happen. In fact, the Spirit “will declare” them to us as often as we need Him to so we do not forget.
Remember John 14:3; “I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” Jesus was building expectation in the disciples and us so we would not get too comfortable living in this world. We must always have a very light hold on the things of this world, but a very firm grip on what is eternal. We need to ask the Lord this question; ‘how can I hold what you gave me so I use it to contribute to eternity and Your glory?’
This is how the Spirit wants to work in your life and mine. The more we focus our energies and resources toward spreading the gospel to the unreached (those who have never heard), the more we are working on eternal things and the increase of Jesus’ glory. Let the Spirit declare the glorious things of Jesus to you.
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