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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Holy Spirit Will Bring God’s Truth to Mind

In review of John 14:26 it says, “The Holy Spirit … will be your teacher and will bring to your minds all that I have said to you.”

Bottom Line:
The father will send the Holy Spirit; the advocate, comforter and helper, who will continue to teach you and reminding you of all I have told you.

What this means to me:
God has sent his Spirit to live in me. He acts as the advocate, a comforter and a helper to God. He will continue to teach me and remind of what has been revealed in scripture.

What I’m learning is that God will speak through ideas from the Holy Spirit. I’ll get thoughts, suggestions and impressions or notions. When the enemy talks to me, that is temptation. But when God talks to me in my mind, this is called inspiration.

Jesus says in John 14:26, “The Holy Spirit … will be your teacher and will bring to your minds all that I have said to you” (Phillips).

The Holy Spirit is my teacher and counselor, much like a personal coach!

Notice the verse says, “bring to your minds.” The Holy Spirit will speak directly into to my mind. He won’t speak in an audible voice. He doesn’t need to, He has direct access to my mind. “His Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we really are God’s children” (Romans 8:16 NLT).

If the Holy Spirit is to bring God’s truth to mind, that means there’s gotta be something in there to bring out. This is why I need to continue to get into the Bible. When I read, study, and fill my mind with God’s Work, I storing the truth in my mind, and then the Holy Spirit can bring it out at just the right time.

It is encouraging to know that I may read the Bible and say, “I didn’t get anything out of it today.” However, I don’t have to get something out each time you read it. Rather what I’m doing is storing the truth in my mind. My mind’s filled with everything else I’ve seen — every billboard, every commercial, every bad joke, every movie. It’s all in there. I need to balance it with the truth. Then the Holy Spirit can bring God’s truth to mind and show me the way I should go.

I’m glad that I have developed a routine of getting into God’s word most workdays. It helps to shape my perspective and outlook for the day. It keeps me armed with the truth.