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April 6, 2017

Thursday

 

John 14:26 

 

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.

 

 

LESSON

 

Jesus realized that the Eleven did not fully understand what He had just revealed. He therefore encouraged them with a promise that they would fully understand His words later. Jesus now identified the Helper whom He had promised earlier as the Holy Spirit. The “Father” would “send” the Holy Spirit “in” Jesus’ “name”. The Son had come as the Father’s emissary, and soon the Spirit would come as the Son’s emissary.

 

The disciple’s proximity to Jesus provided comfort and security, particularly when they’re doing things outside your comfort zone and beyond your capabilities. In those circumstances, you need something or someone to rely on and that was Jesus. But now that Jesus is gone, they need another. This is why Jesus is sending the Holy Spirit to be with the disciples. In the reality of his absence, Jesus says, “On that day, you will realize that I am in my Father and you’re in me and I am in you.” You’re not alone, God is with you and God is in you! This is the closest relationship possible with God you can have. This isn’t 6 degrees of separation but zero degrees of separation. When Jesus was physically present in the room, a person was in the presence of God. This is why so many people travelled to be near him, why they pushed through the crowd to touch him and why they even tore the roof of a house so they could get close to him. Now, because of the Holy Spirit anywhere I go, Jesus is not only with me but in me. It’s why the Apostle Paul says, “do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.”

 

Memory Verse: Numbers 23:19

 

God’s wisdom is like the rainbow, in symmetry, beauty, and variety.

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