Consider the implication of these two verses on our witness. “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness about Me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning” (John 15:26–27).
John Hyde (Praying Hyde) asked the question at a convention; “Is the Holy Spirit first in your pulpits, pastors? Do you consciously put Him in front and keep yourselves behind Him when preaching? Teachers, when you are asked hard questions, do you ask His aid as a witness of all Christ’s life? He alone was a witness of the incarnation, the miracles, the death and the resurrection and ascension of Christ. So, He is the only witness!”
As we consider both the Scripture in John 15 and the words of Praying Hyde, we must conclude that we cannot be an accurate witness unless we have become a witness for Jesus through being filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8; 2:2; 4:33). When this takes place, His power is evident in our witness and we will see God work in others.
John Hyde went on to say that God would be mocked “until we had all learned this lesson as to putting the Holy Spirit first at all times, God would not give any fresh message” (Page 40).
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