John 16

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Bible Passage:  John 16

God will never leave us alone and will always appoint a time and a place for everything. Most times, for reasons beyond our understanding.

Although Jesus’ followers knew that there is great joy in the knowledge that they would be able to see Jesus again, and be able to enter into a new realm of intimacy in their relationship with Jesus and the Heavenly Father, there is no doubt that any one of Jesus’ followers would feel utterly sorrowful that Jesus could not stay with them a little while longer, because the day Jesus leaves would mark the beginning of the fearful persecution of Christians.

Hence, Jesus takes this opportunity to teach all of us to find and realize the sources of hope and comfort in times of trouble and despair, even though He no longer physically dwells amongst us, because worry will be but a hindrance.

John 16: 7, 13 – “Nevertheless 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 depart, I will send Him to you.”

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”

God knows the limits of man better than man himself, while man continues to worry, for he recognizes the fact that he cannot accomplish great works for God alone.

Perhaps we are not yet able to accept how much of a blessing it is to be blessed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, or fathom the full power of the Holy Spirit, that the Holy Spirit is God Himself. Sometimes, it may seem as if the Holy Spirit is too big for us. However, we must learn, as much as we can, to allow the Holy Spirit to work within us, move us and lead us onto the path God wants us to follow, and let His light shine through us.

Luke 21: 14 – 15 – “Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”

When we set out to do God’s work, no matter the difficulty, never fear, for God will be with us, judge us and help us, based on the goodness of our hearts. He has worked tirelessly for us, ever since the beginning of creation, so we have to do what we can to tell others about Him and His truth while we still can.

Put whatever faith you have in the One who is forever, not in the multitude of temporaries.

May the good LORD guide and keep us.

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