Holy Spirit: (God offers you supernatural power! (click for more) Robert Love did not expect to hear an audible voice, but as thoughts, mostly ideas, came, he wondered if they had originated with the Father of Light and Love. Robert prayed not for specific instruction, but for understanding. As his confidence in the guidance of the Holy Spirit increased, he tested new thoughts with what he confidently understood with clarity to be the authoritative teaching of the Bible. God spoke a sonata of love. The accusation of condemnation pronounced against Love was being commuted. Continued study of God’s Word, the Holy Bible, confirmed Love’s insights.


Joh 14:26, Joh 16:7, Joh 16:12-13 “The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you.”

“But I am telling you the truth: it is better for you that I go away, because if I do not go, the Helper will not come to you. But if I do go away, then I will send him to you.”

“"I have much more to tell you, but now it would be too much for you to bear. When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own authority, but he will speak of what he hears and will tell you of things to come.”


Jesus is fully God and fully human.  As He stood upon this earth, God embodied in flesh, He tells us that it is better that he goes away - so that we will receive the Holy Spirit. It’s hard to understand this, as we desire the tangible Jesus, the person we can know with all of our physical senses.

The institutional church, established religions, often act to minimize the importance of the Holy Spirit, because they want to fill the void, provide that desired physical presence, and take the place of Jesus. It is a temptation for us to make religious figures the scapegoat of our insincere faith.  When we refuse to be intimate with God we look for another person, a substitute, to put upon that person or institution the responsibility of our relationship with God. We use religion to distance ourselves from God. This accommodates a selfish and worldly life. Such religion seems to fit, but it is not the plan or intent of God, He who came and died for you.

God gave Himself, and sent His Holy Spirit, to create an intimate and abiding presence with the believer. Christ lives in us.  We learn to rely on our spiritual senses.

It is ours to strive to know God more, intimately. The Holy Spirit, the Helper, the Comforter, the intercessor, our advocate, will teach and guide us as we live and serve Him.


Are you willing to go deeper with God?

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