Wednesday 14th November 2018
TEXT: JOHN 14:21-31
KEY VERSE: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26).
Along many highways are well placed official signs which give us direction and warn us of danger. Most of these are the reflector type; that is, they are designed to reflect the light of auto headlamps. In the daytime, they are very easy to see and read. And in darkness, they are invisible to anyone who travels without light but when our auto headlights are flashed upon them, they reflect back to us their message of guidance or caution. Their messages are for our welfare both in the night and day. They are our permanent road instructors.
The last series of the messages of Jesus was to prepare His disciples for the time that He would no longer be around to teach them. He made them to know that the heavenly Father loved and had plans for them. Through the ministry of the Holy Ghost, who is the Comforter and Teacher, their basic needs would be met. Their responsibility was to obey instructions given and patiently demonstrate the life of faith.
Obedience is the key to God’s heart. The Lord points out the principle, which any one who would be His follower must keep. Total obedience to His word is the only evidence that we love Him. God moves in the lives of those who completely surrender to Him. He will not reveal Himself to the rebellious, but only to those who obey Him.
To benefit maximally from the ministry of the Holy Spirit, you must give your life to Jesus and pray for the sanctification experience, to be pure within and without. Then, pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to fill and make you a channel of blessing to other people.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When we love the Lord, we have great joy obeying Him.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Matthew 28; Mark
Source: Daily Manna Devotional