We want to continue looking at the advantage we have in Jesus ascending to heaven and the Spirit being sent to be with you and dwell in you (John 1:16-17). This ever-present divine person will keep expanding our love for who Jesus is — things that we would never understand if it had not been for the Holy Spirit. Think about the three verses below.
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and 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 16:12–14).
The “many things” really means, “a great number of things.” In other words, the rest of our lives can be spent in letting the Spirit keep unfolding what Jesus wants us to understand. Another reason why Jesus could not tell them everything was that their minds and hearts needed “the Spirit of truth” to give them understanding and guidance “into all the truth.” Without His working in us, we will never grasp truth.
Tomorrow we will address the rest of these verses. But for now, let us be thankful that Jesus sent the Spirit to be our Helper.
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