The time for Christ’s exodus from this world was fast approaching. Jesus had already told His disciples that He was going to ask the Father to send them another Counsellor, a Helper just like Himself – the Spirit of truth Who would act as their Advocate and plead their case to the Father. He explained that the unsaved would not be able to receive Him, because they know nothing of Him, but that the Spirit of Whom He spoke would stay with them forever, and that in the future this Holy Spirit of truth would take us residence within them and abide in them forever.
Here, the Lord Jesus expands this truth further by telling them that the Holy Spirit will be their great Teacher and teach them all things, and that He would also bring back to their remembrance all that Christ Himself had taught His faithful followers so that they in turn could teach others.
This wonderful Person about Whom Christ was speaking is none other than the third Person of the Trinity Who is in all things equal with the Father and the Son, and together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified forever. This wonderful Person about Whom Christ was speaking is at this very moment living within my body and yours – and is indwelling the hearts of all those that have placed their trust in Christ as Saviour.
We have continuous, daily access to the Holy Spirit, for wherever we go, He is with us and He has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Each one of us have dwelling within our hearts the omnipotent, omniscient, eternal, glorious, gentle Holy Spirit, Who has come to live in us, to be our Advocate and Counsellor, our Teacher and Instructor, our Comforter, and our ever present Helper in time of trouble.
Never forget that whatever you are facing now, the Holy Spirit is within you and is facing it together with you. He will never leave you to face it alone but is there in the name of Jesus, to Whom all power and authority on heaven and on earth has been given.
So gird up the loins of your mind and trust Him today, and He will take care of all your tomorrows.
Loving Father, how wonderful to know that I have the Holy Spirit of God living in me, teaching me the truth of Your Word and guiding my steps. Thank You that my frail body has become a temple in which He has come to reside forever. Open my understanding to the immeasurable riches of Your grace toward me, knowing that at this very moment Your Holy Spirit is resident within me. Thank You, in Jesus’ name, AMEN.
26 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.
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.