The Abiding Presence


John 14:17

God gave two great gifts to the world. He gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior, and He gave the Holy Spirit to be our abiding presence. Consider Jesus’ words about the Holy Spirit: “You know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you” (John 14:17).

Identify His person: “You know Him.” The disciples already knew about the Holy Spirit because Jesus had told them about Him. We know about the Spirit because Christ revealed the Holy Spirit to us.

Acknowledge His partnership: “He lives with you.” He is not a distant, obscure proposition. He is a present, familiar association. If we do not perceive him in continual partnership with us it is not because of His absence but because of our apathy. We sometimes think that if we have no manifestation of the Spirit, He is absent. The Spirit was not noticeably…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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