John 15:18 – 16:33
Why is it better that Jesus left and the Spirit came?
Jesus was in human form and could only be at one place at one time. Can you imagine if that was still the case today? Talk about a traffic jam of people trying to be in His presents and get guidance.
The Holy Spirit came once Jesus returned to heaven to prepare a place for us. And we have the benefit of the Holy Spirit being everywhere with every believer all at one time.
The Holy Spirit has several tasks in the life of a believer. First, he convicts the world of sin (16:8–9). Without believing in Jesus, we cannot be forgiven and redeemed.*
The Spirit of truth also convicts us of righteousness (16:10). He knows what is right and what is wrong; what is God’s will and what is not.*
Finally, the Spirit convicts the world about judgment (16:8, 11). Jesus declared that devil has already been judged. His end is determined. He will lose. All the conflict we endure until then reflect his ineffectual efforts to change our secured destiny with Jesus.*
I don’t know about you but I am so glad that as a believer I have the Holy Spirit with me at all times.
What about you? Do you know that you have the Holy Spirit?
If not contact us so we can explain to you how you can accept the FREE gift of salvation and receive all the benefits that come with it.
*Notes from The Gospel of John:Part 2 by Tony Evans