Our Standby

We ended our last post in this category talking about the Holy Spirit’s ministry. He is the Comforter that Jesus spoke of in John 14. The Holy Spirit is standing by to help us. Many people leave Him standing indefinitely and never look to Him for help.

In my experience it seems that the Holy Spirit is helping some people more than others. There are some people who He helps from morning to night. He helps them get ready for work, on the drive to work, at work, and then again on the drive home. There are other people who can go for months without receiving any direction from the Holy Spirit. Does this mean that He loves some people more than others! Absolutely not! The Bible tells us that God is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11).

The people who He helps more than others have trained themselves to look to Him for help. They lean on Him and follow His direction while the other people are trying to do things in their own strength and only look to Him when they come to an end of themselves.

Most of the world lives by their intellect and five physical senses. They make decisions based on logic and external input. Christians have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of their spirit and are not left to the mercy of their five physical senses!

If you are a Christian you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you. If you are not one then all you have to do is invite Jesus into your heart. A simple prayer like “Jesus I acknowledge that I’m a sinner and ask you to save me” is all that is needed. The Bible tells us that if you believe in your heart and confess Jesus with your mouth, you will be saved (Romans 10:9). To be saved means that you have become a Christian. The Holy Spirit will take up residence in your spirit and will be standing by to help you if you will learn to look to Him!

The Holy Spirit is interested in even the smallest details of our lives! He will help us get dressed in the morning and He will help us at work. He knows everything about everything. The Holy Spirit knows everything about cooking, about you car, and anything else that matters to us.

The Holy Spirit is a divine person that we can get to know. He is not just some force or divine power. Many people are not looking to Him because they do not recognize Him as a person. I have heard ministers refer to Him as “it”. A chair is an it but a him is a person. People will say that “it” came on them in a service referring to the Holy Spirit.

Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit using masculine pronouns which tells us that He recognized Him as a person:

  • John 14: 16 …that He may abide with you forever
  • John 14:17 …whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not
  • John 14:17 …neither knoweth Him
  • John 14:17 …but ye know Him
  • John 14:17 …He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you
  • John 14:26 …He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance
  • John 15:26 …He shall testify of me
  • John 16:7 …if I depart, I will send Him unto you
  • John 16:8 …when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment
  • John 16:13 Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth is come…
  • John 16:13 …He will guide you into all truth
  • John 16:13 …He will not speak of Himself
  • John 16:13 …whatsoever He hear, that shall He speak
  • John 16:13 …He will show you things to come
  • John 16:14 He shall glorify me
  • John 16:14 …He shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you
  • John 16:15 …He shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you

There are more than seventeen references in John 14 – 16 that record Jesus as referring to the Holy Spirit using masculine pronouns. We should be referring to the Holy Spirit as “He” or “Him” because He is a divine person sent to assist us in our journey through life.

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