Living with the Holy Spirit

Living with the Holy Spirit

John 14:15-21

John 14:15

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. (use)

So we have here these points-the praying Christ and the giving Father; the abiding Gift; the blind world and the recipient disciples.

Maclaren, A., 1904. Expositions of Holy Scripture.

Luke 22:19

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." (use)

John 14:21

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. (use)

The object of the Bible is not to tell how good men are, but how bad men can become good.

Moody, D.L., . .

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (use)

James 2:17

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (use)

James 2:26

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. (use)

John 14:12

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. (use)

Living with the Spirit

Exodus 35:31

and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, (use)

Judges 3:10

The Spirit of the LORD was upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the LORD gave Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand. And his hand prevailed over Cushan-rishathaim. (use)

Judges 6:34

But the Spirit of the LORD clothed Gideon, and he sounded the trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called out to follow him. (use)

1 Samuel 10:10–12

When they came to Gibeah, behold, a group of prophets met him, and the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he prophesied among them. And when all who knew him previously saw how he prophesied with the prophets, the people said to one another, "What has come over the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?" And a man of the place answered, "And who is their father?" Therefore it became a proverb, "Is Saul also among the prophets?" (use)

1 Samuel 16:14

Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the LORD tormented him. (use)

Psalm 51:11

Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. (use)

Ezekiel 36:26

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (use)

Ezekiel 36:27

And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. (use)

Zechariah 4:6

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts. (use)

Joel 2:28–29

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit. (use)

Mark 1:8

I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. (use)

John 14:16

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, (use)

Here Christ speaks as Mediator, and promises his disciples, that he would intercede for them with the Father;

Gills, J., 1748. Exposition of the Bible Commentary.
gills-1748-exposition~john-14v16 is the Father prayed unto, the Son in human nature praying, and the Holy Ghost the Comforter prayed for; who is the gift of the Father, through the prevalent mediation of the Son, and is another "Comforter"; distinct from the Messiah,...

Gills, J., 1748. Exposition of the Bible Commentary.

The Greek word translated Helper (or Counselor, Advocate, or Intercessor) is parakletos. All of these English words have connotations that are absent from the Greek word. "Helper" connotes an inferior, which the Holy Spirit is not. "Counselor" can call to mind a camp counselor or a marriage counselor, whereas a legal counselor is more in harmony with the Greek idea. "Advocate" may suggest only a limited sphere of help, and "Intercessor" also implies only one type of help.

Constable, T., 2022. Expository Notes.

John 14:3

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. (use)

Christ was the Protector of his disciples, so long as he dwelt in the world: and afterwards he committed them to the protection and guardianship of the Spirit.

Calvin, J., 1555. Commentary.

What Jesus spoke of here was an abiding permanent relationship in which the Spirit would remain with believers for the rest of their lives. This new relationship to the Holy Spirit is one of the distinctive differences between the present age and former dispensations.

Constable, T., 2022. Expository Notes.

John 14:17

even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. (use)

A Truth Aside

2 Chronicles 17:3

The LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals, (use)

2 Chronicles 18:6

But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not here another prophet of the LORD of whom we may inquire?” (use)

2 Chronicles 18:22

Now therefore behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these your prophets. The LORD has declared disaster concerning you. (use)

2 Chronicles 19:6

and {Jehoshaphat} said to the judges, “Consider what you do, for you judge not for man but for the LORD. He is with you in giving judgment." (use)

We are led by the Spirit of God: that is the context in which we are free.

MacLeod, D., 2016. A Faith to Live By: Understanding Christian Doctrine, Reprint edition. ed. Christian Focus Adult Catalogue. pg.227

1 Corinthians 2:14

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. (use)

John 16:8

And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: (use)

Who{Jesus} is a proper object of faith and trust; which, if he was not truly and properly God, he would not be: and this is to be understood not of any sort of faith, a temporary, or an historical one; but of that which is the faith of God's elect, the gift of God, and the operation of his Spirit; by which a man sees the Son, goes unto him, ventures and relies upon him, and commits himself to him, and expects life and salvation from him; and who shall not be ashamed and confounded...

Gills, J., 1748. Exposition of the Bible Commentary.

John 14:18

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. (use)

Psalm 68:5

Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. (use)

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. (use)

better felt, then telt

1 Corinthians 12:4

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; (use)

1 Corinthians 12:11

All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. (use)

seek not, forbid not,

Tozer, A.W., 1963. Alliance Board of Managers minutes for April 2-4 1963.

John 16:7

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 go, I will send him to you. (use)

Christ is our life, but he works in us through his Holy Spirit, who dwelleth in us evermore.

Spurgeon, C.H., 1871. Life In Christ.

We’re not given the Holy Spirit for our own gratification or satisfaction. We are given the Holy Spirit for the growth of the kingdom of God and for the glory of Jesus. The apostles were to be eye-witnesses belonging to, sent by, resourced by and speaking about Jesus. The message that the crucified and risen Jesus is ruling from heaven will spread until it has reached the ends of the earth.

Pryke, J., 2021. He ascended into heaven.

Spoilers regarding the Holy Spirit

2 Peter 1:21

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (use)

Acts 8:29

And the Spirit said to Philip, 'Go over and join this chariot.' (use)

Acts 10:19

And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, 'Behold, three men are looking for you.' (use)

Acts 13:2

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.' (use)

Revelation 2:29

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (use)

John 14:19

Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. (use)

John 19:42

So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. (use)

1 Corinthians 15:5

and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. (use)

1 Corinthians 15:6

Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. (use)

What is our hope in life and death? Christ alone, Christ alone. What is our only confidence? That our souls to Him belong.

Getty, K., 2020. Christ Our Hope in Life and Death

We are not comfortless, while we know that our Redeemer lives.

Henry, M., 1896. Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible. UK. John

The fact that Jesus lives is a pledge that all who believe in him shall he saved. He has power over all our spiritual foes, and he can deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and from all temptations and trials.

Barnes, A., 1884. Albert Barnes Notes on the Whole Bible.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow; Because He lives, all fear is gone; Because I know He holds the future, And life is worth the living just because He lives!

Gaither, B., 1971. Because He lives.

John 14:20

In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. (use)

John 14:17

even the Spirit of truth, ... You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. (use)

1 Corinthians 6:19

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own (use)

...Union with Christ is the life of believers; and their relation to him, and to God through him, is their felicity {intense happiness}. Secondly, The knowledge of this union is their unspeakable joy and satisfaction; they were now in Christ, and he in them, but he speaks of it as a further act of grace that they should know it, and have the comfort of it. An interest in Christ and the knowledge of it are sometimes separated.

Henry, M., 1896. Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible. UK. John

Great Father of mercies, thy goodness I own, And covenant love of thy crucify'd son: All praise to the spirit whose whisper divine Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness mine.

Stocker, J.S., 1777. Thy Mercy My God