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Jan 13 – THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH!
“He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth” (John 14:16, 17).
Many people think that the Spirit of truth is merely one which gives spiritual experiences and gifts. But the Holy Spirit brings the Gifts of the Spirit and powers into you. Above everything, He stays and dwells within you.
Imagine that a person loved by your family is visiting your home. During his visit, he gives you a present, wrapped with colour papers. The children standing around, are more attracted by the colour papers and the ribbon tied around the pack. The youth in the family will be more particular to grab the gift placed inside the packet. But the focus of the elders is always focussed on welcoming them with love and in showing them hospitality.
Similarly, some people keep on talking about the experience they underwent while receiving the Holy Spirit. They keep speaking for years together about how their body shook while receiving the anointment and the vision they had at that time. These people are spiritual children. The experience of these people is like the colour papers used for wrapping the gift. Some others, value the Gifts and powers brought by the Holy Spirit more than the Holy Spirit himself. May you exalt the Holy Spirit more than anything else!
Holy Spirit is the one who preaches you. When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth (John 16:13). You will receive the perfection only if you go into all truths. Similar to how a child advances in its education stepwise from I standard to higher studies, in the same way, the Holy Spirit teaches you the truths one by one and leads you ahead.
All those who are guided by the Holy Spirit remain as children of God. When you accept Jesus as your Saviour, you become His children (John 1:12). Taking birth by the Spirit is the experience of a child. At the same time, getting guided by the Holy Spirit is the experience of the matured children.
Dear children of God, you have to advance in your Spiritual life. Dedicate yourself for the Holy Spirit to stay, dwell in you and guide you every minute.
To meditate: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you” (John 14:26).