John 14:25–31 (ESV)
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 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 that I have said to you. 27 Peace
I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’
If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30 I
will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.
So much to write about, but not enough space. I want to focus on verses 25-26. 25 “These things I have spoken to you while
I am still with you. 26 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 that I have said to you.” He reminded them of what he
has been saying. He is going to send the Helper, that is… the Holy Spirit. What kind of help will the Helper bring??? Jesus states the Helper will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
Wow! This is great. Have you ever wondered how Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were able to remember what to write when they wrote the Gospels. Well, The Holy Spirit brought to their remembrance all that I have said to you. Wondered how the
letters all hold to doctrinal truths? Well, the Holy Spirit taught them all things and brought to remembrance all that he had said. How did the people grow in knowledge? The Holy Spirit. How did the Church grow? The Holy Spirit.
The problem with the church as a whole today is that the church is becoming Biblically illiterate. The more Biblically illiterate we become, the more worldliness creeps in to the Church and the Church begins to deviate from God’s ways… much
like the Old Testament.
I pray: O Lord, help me to hunger for your Word and I pray that the Holy Spirit guides me through your Word, helping me to understand
and to use your Word to further the Gospel. Help me to plant the seeds of faith. Let the Holy Spirit shape and mold me according to your ways. Amen.