His Spirit In Us

By Mark Blackburn, November 19, 2023

His Spirit In Us

John 14:16–27 (NASB95) 16 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 “After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20 “In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24 “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. 25 “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 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 said to you. 27 “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

Because God gives His Spirit to those who follow Him, we must receive and follow the Spirit.

1. Because God gives the Holy Spirit as our helper, we must receive and follow the Spirit.(16b)

2. Because God gives the Holy Spirit to be with us forever, we must receive and follow the Spirit. (16c)

3. Because God gives the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of truth, we must receive and follow the Spirit. (17a-b)

Call To Action

1. Receive the Spirit through repentance and surrender

2. Follow the Spirit through prayer and the Word

3. Follow the Spirit through learning to hear and recognize His voice