March 16, 2024

John 16: 1-15

Jesus Teaches About The Holy Spirit

16 “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you, but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things. But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. 12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”


Jesus wanted to let the disciples know and future Christians that he did not leave us alone.  He knew that he would be going to the father.  He wanted the disciples and future Christians to know that we have the Holy Spirit to comfort us, teach us truth, and help us. Jesus said in verse 13, the Holy Spirit will guide us into all the truth and tell what is to come through Jesus instructing him.  Because of Christ death on the cross, I can have a “personal relationship” with him.


I will seek direction from the Holy Spirit to direct me as I go about my  day-to-day life.  I will remember that the Holy Spirit can also comfort me and help me as a representative of Jesus.


Lord, I am thankful that you did not leave us comfortless.  Help me, help us to recognize the Holy Spirit and to surrender to the work of the Holy Spirit in my life and our lives.  In Jesus name.  Amen