Wednesday, April 29, 2015

DAILY BREAD OF LIFE



(KJV.)  JOHN 14:17-19


(17)  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
(18)  I will not leave you comfortless:  I will come to you.
(19)  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.   


I PROMISE YOU!


(17)  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  Brethren, in this context is Jesus' promise of the Holy Spirit (Comforter) to his disciples; however, the promise of the Holy Spirit (Comforter) is for all believers, who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, believe in him and his words, follow him and do his will;  Jesus himself is the truth; but he describes the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive but resides within our innermost spirits; for, the world does not accept him as person of the trinity, because they see him not:  (i)  the Holy Spirit is also known as a supreme force (Dynamos) which represents our Father, and can penetrate into souls of men. to sanctify, heal, teach, comfort, reveal secrets and resides within our innermost spirits;  however, (ii) we cannot see the Holy Spirit physically with our naked eyes, but we can feel his presence in our innermost spirits, his graceful and peaceful manifestations around our mortal bodies;  (iii) though we cannot see him as a person, but we can feel his forceful anointing powers upon our souls; we can feel his promptness in and around us, because he resides in our innermost spirits, and will dwell within our souls until day of redemption; for, it is written, "And grieve not the holy spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."(Ephesians 4:30);  (v)  the Holy Spirit is also our companion, friend who will correct and criticize gently, but disapprove strongly of our wrongful choices by his promptness and encourages us to make rightful decisions in life, we just have to learn how to listen and pay attention to him;  (vi)  Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit in this context as the Spirit of truth;  truly; the Holy Spirit is righteous in all its ways;  therefore, when he comes to reside in our innermost spirits, his goal is to lead us in pathways of righteousness into life everlasting;  (vii)  the Holy Spirit is our comforter in times of sorrows, aches and pains; he wipes away our tears, strengthen us to persevere with spirits of endurance through trails and tribulations; (viii) the Holy Spirit guides our pathways with wisdom, reveals hidden secrets of things unknown yet to naked eyes; but are seen only in the spirits, so we are made aware to pay more attentions in this world full of darkness, and to pray against all negative circumstances yet to manifest in the physical world;  (vi iii) the Holy Spirit is our companion through difficult times;  he will never leave us alone or forsake his own, so long as we continue in the faith of his righteousness into life everlasting; he is part of the Holy Trinity;  our Father (God), his Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit (the Supreme force of Power);  therefore, we have to acknowledge him, as a friend, comforter and teacher of all things:  for it is written, "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:26); if we lack his presence in our lives, let us pray and acknowledge him; ask for his companionship, anointing powers and revelations; he will give freely, so we can be more useful for his glory.


(18)  I will not leave you comfortless:  I will come to you.  Brethren, Jesus promise not to leave his disciples without consolation but will send another force of power to support and encourage, relief their burdens of pains and agonies from persecutions and reproaches of evil men; Jesus also promise to come back again to his disciples;  which is his second coming to earth; for, it is written, "And if I go and prepare a place for you,  I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am there ye may be also."(John 14:3);  therefore, as believers, we are not alone on this journey of faith; regardless of what we do, are doing or being done to us; we are not alone, the Holy Spirit, our comforter, teacher and friend is within  and around us at all times and at all costs; he will protect our souls from perils and dangers of this world until the day when Jesus Christ will come back to earth, we will unite with him in the skies and dwell with him as joint heirs forevermore.

(19)  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.  Brethren, Jesus in this verse was saying goodbye to his disciples, but he promise them that they will still see him' because he will live, and they will also live;  for, it is written, "A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father." (John 16:16);  if we are in Christ Jesus; let us know that we will live forever; though we may sleep in death and buried in graveyards, our spirits lives on, and will see Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, in eternity and unite with him in his glory, and be joint heirs of his kingdom; and though we do not see him with our naked eyes; Jesus is always with and around us, his spirits lives within our mortal bodies; he sees our reproaches, feels our sorrows and pains; and delivers our souls from all enemy afflictions; therefore, we are not alone, we just have to believe in him, call upon his Holy Name and receive his goodness and mercies forevermore.


CONCLUSION:


Dearly beloved, we all know the truth; that is salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; when he departed from earth, he did not leave us alone but gave us the spirit of truth, the comforter, teacher and friend to lead us in his righteousness; therefore, let us walk in faith, believe in him and the truth of his words, and receive salvation, grace and eternity; for it is written, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."(John 5:32);  therefore, we are free, free by his sufferings, death and resurrection forever and evermore:  let us come unto him and receive grace freely.  Amen and Amen!


QUOTE OF THE DAY:


(KJV.)  1 Corinthians 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  

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