I was writing a ‘this-is-so-good-that-when-you-read-it-the-second-time-you’ll-be-just-as-thrilled’ note on a lovely piece of technology, and I accidentally typed, “Homy Spirit” instead of “Holy Spirit”.
First reaction: laughter (not surprising, I know).
Second reaction: The Holy Spirit IS homey!
The Holy Spirit loves to have a home. The best part of this is, the Holy Spirit is in US! If we’re not excited about this, it’s because we don’t know WHO is in us. We’re talking about the living, FULL of wisdom, ALL-authority-in-Heaven-AND-on-EARTH Spirit that is not just a Spirit, but is HOLY!
This Holy Spirit is SO good that He is on the same level as Jesus and God the Father! All three Beings have the same Spirit. All three Beings offer US, as humans, the SAME Spirit! For free!!!! It doesn’t even cost any green!
What’s crazy is that the Holy Spirit IN us is better than Jesus being on Earth. I would rather have the Holy Spirit IN me than to have Jesus right BY me. It sounds like a bad thing to say at first, BUT Jesus said it is better for us to have the Helper (aka the Holy Spirit) than to have Him here on earth without the Holy Spirit in us. (This was after He died, but before He went back up to Heaven. He said this to His disciples, when they were having what I imagine would be a hard heart-to-heart.)
“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.” John 16:7
Why is the Holy Spirit so good for us? Jesus tells us…..
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. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. John 16:7 -11
Recap: The Holy Spirit is good for us because…..
1. He convicts the world of sin, because we (humans) don’t believe in Him.
2. He tells us (humans) about righteousness, because Jesus was going back to His Father and He would no longer be there on earth to SHOW and BE righteousness in front of their eyes.
3. He teaches us (humans) about judgment, because satan will be judged.
This Truth has given much encouragement to my heart, because it means:
1. We can’t make excuses about not believing in Jesus. Why?
…He convicts the world of sin.
2. We cannot claim that this generation is so evil that we don’t know His righteousness. Why not?…the Holy Spirit CAME to show us, lead us into, and teach us about righteousness!
3. WE ARE NOT HOPELESSLY ABANDONED! We will not be living on this satan-ruled earth forever, because one day, satan will be judged.