"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn't looking for him and doesn't recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans - I will come to you. Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live." - John 14:16-19 NLT
This advocate is with us forever. Jesus was here a short time and will return but the Spirit of God is with us forever... forever.
We are not orphans.
We are not without an instructor.
The person with us is not less than Jesus or more than Jesus. He is Sovereign God Almighty.
This is a bond that will not break. It will last forever.
Like the disciples had a history with Jesus we have a history with the Spirit... a fragrance of memory. We don't want to grieve Him or quench Him today. We don't have to to live in worry about that happening either. We have a grace relationship with Him. He is the Spirit of Grace.
The world at large sees something but it doesn't see Him. They hear something but not what He says.
Fills us God.. open our eyes and give us ears that hear 'It is Finished!' echoing through time.. let the words become life.. please move us through our day.
Thank You God!