“But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.”John 14:26 NLT
We sometimes read in the bible about the Holy Spirit and write him off as a ‘lesser’ god. This ranking of God, is not scriptural and needs to be changed in the hearts of many. God is a trinune God. Three in one, complex beyond our earthy understanding, God the Father, God the Son, God the Spirit, all the same God yet all different. We make a list and the Spirit always is third, but that doesn’t make him less important than the other two. Jesus used the word advocate to describe the Holy Spirit, an advocate is a person how represents as if the person was there. In place of, with the same power and authority. To think of the Holy Spirit as less then the Son or Father is to think less of the Son and the Father.
How would you descibe your experience with the Holy Spirit? I am not talking about the time you had a Holy Spirit experience at the alter where you for all goosebumpy and emotional. But your daily walk with him, how are you working with him to experience life? Are to trusting his guidance in what you do? Or is he in the back seat, trying to tell you where you need to go but you keep ignoring him, because you know better?
If we want to use the car metaphor, I am envisioning the front set as the old school front three seater, Jesus driving, the Holy Spirit in the passenger seat and us uncomfortably in the middle seat, we want to be in control but we have given the keys and driving to Jesus. We want to guide our own ways yet we have given the guiding over to the Holy Spirit. This can put us in uncomfortable positions, yet it is always right where we need to be to grow and reach others.
I believe what we call our conscious is the Holy Spirit speaking to us. Showing us the right ways to go. I am saying that even unbelievers are being spoken to by the Holy Spirit. God loves them too and to send the Holy Spirit to work in them so the can experience life through Jesus makes perfect sense. We know right and wrong because he is showing us right and wrong. I am hoping in eternity there is a PVR with my life on it where I can look back to see the influence the Holy Spirit had on me.
Are you working with the Holy Spirit? Do you think he is a lesser of the trinity? It’s time to change our thought pattern and involve the advocate that Jesus told us about. He will guide you, give you strength and wisdom to reach the lost.
Jesus, thank you for sharing the Holy Spirit with us we ask Holy Spirit that you work in our lives, guiding and preparing us to reach the lost. Give us wisdom and strength for the days ahead. Let us see opportunities and moments that can only be attributed to your work. We want to take advantage of these and tell people about the salvation and freedom avait le t them so they may have a relationship with the Father, Son and Spirit. The people around me matter to you, so they matter to me. Amen