But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. John 16:7 NASB
Have you ever found that something you have had for a while has a function that you didn’t realize? For example, let’s say you had a radio and for the longest time you listened to FM stations, but then one day you realized that you could stream music from the internet too! All of the sudden, the ability of that radio multiplied 1000 percent!
Now, this isn’t an apples to apples analogy, but the same is true with you and the Holy Spirit.
Most Believers know that the Holy Spirit comes into you the minute you receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. But many don’t understand the power and connection to God that they have because the Holy Spirit is now in them!
The Holy Spirit that takes up residence inside of us at salvation is the same Holy Spirit that was with the prophets of the Old Testament, and the Apostles and Believers in the New Testament! It is the same Holy Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead!
But the most Christians understand is that maybe the Holy Spirit gives them a nice “spiritual” feeling at church or when music comes on. This is weak!
Jesus said that it would be better for the disciples if He went back to the Father and sent the Holy Spirit. What could be better than having Jesus right next to you? Jesus thought it would be better to have the Holy Spirit inside of you!
When Jesus said, greater works will you do, He was saying that because we would have the Holy Spirit. When He said the Holy Spirit would guide us and help us understand all things, He meant that!
It would really benefit all Christians to take the time to understand and walk in the Spirit. When we do, we are walking in the fullness of what the Father has for us.
Father, help me to understand, be guided by and walk in the Spirit today and everyday.