The importance of the Holy Spirit in understanding the things to come!

The importance of the Holy Spirit in understanding the things to come!

Welcome to the meditation on our verse for the day found in John chapter 16 verse 13. Let's read: "When the defender comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak on his own, but he will speak all he hears and tell you things to come."

Regarding the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the Lord Jesus had kept many things to himself because his disciples were not able to understand the things that the Master wanted to impart to them.

We will remember several times when the latter asked him to explain to them what he meant by such a teaching or such a parable. Obviously, they still lacked the one who makes things clear in the mind of man, that is, the Holy Spirit.

Jesus was not withholding information out of bad faith, because we can note that from the point of view of trust, he had hidden nothing from them. But because of their spiritual incapacity, the Lord kept many revelations reserved to be unfolded after the coming and outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

As if to say that failure to understand certain spiritual things can cause the Lord to relegate them until we are able to grasp them. The things that Jesus retained because of the incapacity of his disciples being so numerous, it is for this reason that the presence of the Holy Spirit proves to be indispensable, because it is he who is able to transmit them to us in his quality of the best teacher who knows how to transmit and lead in the truth.

The curtain opens on this remarkable note: there is a way that the Holy Spirit is commissioned to show the disciples, but why is it so important?

We say this because of the image used of the "guide" who is in charge of introducing the disciple to this journey which takes place in a country hitherto unknown by the latter. It is the land of truth that Jesus has already spoken of, but his disciples did not grasp it and they needed to be led by the guide: the Holy Spirit.

And in fact, the new creation is a vast area that Jesus showed, but with the coming of the Holy Spirit, the disciples will be led, they will understand by the personal experience that they were going to have, by the help and the assistance from the action of the Holy Spirit. This guide is infallible.

He is faithful and trustworthy because he knows the way. Let's not forget, he is in charge of leading us. This is why he will not speak of himself so as not to resemble the usurper whom we know well, according to John chapter 8 verse 44:

"You, your father is the devil and you want to fulfill your father's desires, he was a murderer from the beginning and he did not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him . When he utters a lie, he speaks from his own background, for he is a liar and the father of lies."

The truth that the Holy Spirit is commissioned to teach is not his own, but that of Jesus. It is he who will say what Jesus himself could not say to his disciples, because it would have been too heavy to bear and misunderstood by those concerned.

Gabriel oleko

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