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The number one job of the Holy Spirit is to guide you in the truth
The key is to make sure that you are hearing the Holy Spirit, and believe the truth and act on the truth
The Holy Spirit is already included the message itself in the Bible for you. The purpose of this article is to bring these things to your attention. Actually help you get them into your life to internalize them and start walking in it. We’re just going to cover some of these basics as well as some other essential things.
Paul’s gospel - what Paul taught while he was on this earth is the continuing teachings of Jesus Christ. This is big. You have to realize Jesus made some statements and you can see them here in John 16 verse 12 this is Jesus speaking and he says I have yet many things to say unto you but you cannot bear them now. There’s stuff I want to tell you but you can’t handle it. But now notice he says howbeit when he the spirit of truth comes he will guide you into all truth.
That is the number one job of the Holy Spirit is to guide you in the truth. You got that. Not to lead you about who to pray for. Not to tell you do this or do that. I want to get this very strong in you from the beginning. His job is not to say ok, do this now or do that now. His job is to lead you into truth and not just truth but all truth. So already we’re killing the sacred cow. Because almost everywhere you go you will hear people say, well yeah, but nobody has all truth. You can’t, nobody can have all truth. If that were a true statement, the problem with that statement is it’d be one thing to say nobody has all truth.
If you’re going to say that then you have to say ok then where is the untruth in this. Because if you don’t know where that true untruth is then you’re going to consider all of it possibly untrue and you’re never going to have a strong faith in it until you decide this is absolutely true.
There comes a point where I said you know what, it’s what the Bible says and therefore it is true. If it’s not then God will have to deal with me. In the sense of saying, I’m making myself available to it. I’m saying whatever is true I want it. I said so at some point. You have to, when you pray that prayer according to Mark 11: 22 and 23 you have to believe that he heard your prayer and that he answered your prayer and that you have the answer to the prayer. Then you have to walk like the answer is true and you have to commit to it.
As we go through this teaching, the main thing for you to remember is that the main purpose of the Holy Spirit is to lead you into all truth. It’s not about what you hear from me. It’s about how well I can give place to the Holy Spirit and let him bring these truths out. The main thing you have to forget is who’s sharing this with you. It’s what is the Holy Spirit saying. What is he bringing out to us, that he’s already said and what is being said. Is it verified by what has already said.
The real key is you know forget the messenger, it’s like Paul said who is Paul who’s Apollo’s but ministers by whom you know that Christ is sent to you. The point is not who’s speaking. The key is to make sure that you are hearing the Holy Spirit and what he says in it. When you hear what he says you have to understand that it’s the Holy Spirit. He’s God right and so you have to decide am I hearing accurately. His job is to guide us into all truth. We can have all truth now. I’m not saying you get it instantly but I’m saying you can move toward all truth.
You do not have to have truth mixed with falsehood. We need to be able to hear the truth, speak the truth, believe the truth and act on the truth. That’s the thing really all you have to do is to listen and say true or not, is it Bible? If you’re a Christian your decision of doing it or not has already been made. All you have to do is decide is it true and then after that if it is true, you just do it.
Now he says John 16 verse 13 howbeit when he the spirit of truth is come he will guide you into all truth for he shall not speak of himself but whatsoever he shall hear that shall he speak, and he will show you things to come.
We relegate this to just a gift, word of knowledge or word of wisdom or a prophetic word or something of things to come. You have to realize and you’re gonna see this. The Holy Spirit abides in you, he moved into you, he stayed. He does not come and go right. He stays with you and therefore he can show you things to come every day.
It doesn’t have to be a particular gift and we’ll talk more about the gifts a little bit later on but we have to realize it’s not about a gift that activates, you have the Holy Spirit so whatever gifts he has you have in you. Whether they’re dormant, whether they’re just potential, whatever they are there and so the key is the Holy Spirit.
Don’t think in terms of gifts where the Holy Spirit’s going to operate a gift to tell you something in the future. You have to realize that he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit with the Lord. You are joined together and that’s what this entire hub is gonna be about and because you’re joined together with him then you have access to wisdom, revelation, knowledge, understanding and all these things that Paul prayed for the churches.
You have access to it right now because he is present with you right now and therefore he can show you things to come. He could show you things to come for next week but remember this, his primary job is to guide you into all truth. The main things he has to show you is where you’re going now. As we read these scriptures think of these as the things he’s showing you that are to come in the sense and that I don’t mean 10 years down the road. He can start this to where you walk in constant revelation and understanding of the scriptures.
I always get the question people say well how did you get that. I’ve read that verse I didn’t see it how did you get it. I can tell you how. Holy Spirit, yeah that’s exactly. I wasn’t because, I was smart enough to figure it out. I was smart enough to know that I wasn’t smart enough.
To know that he needed freedom to be able to work in me so I trust what he shows me and then he showed me how to read the Bible. The Holy Spirit showed me to read the Bible. If that make sense hopefully so now he says here in verse 14 he shall glorify me for he shall receive of mine and shall show it unto you.
Jesus said I am the light of the world - then He said you are the light of the world
Now a couple of things we’re just going to show you right at the beginning. John 8:12 we know this Jesus here is speaking and he says, then spake Jesus again unto them saying I am the light of the world, he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of Life. Jesus said he was the light of the world right everybody knows that everybody refers to him as the Light of the World.
Look at John chapter 9 on the next page and again Jesus calls himself the light of the world but look what he says in John 9 verse 1 and as Jesus passed by he saw a man which was blind from his birth and his disciples asked him saying master who did sin this man or his parents that he was born blind. Jesus answered neither has this man sinned nor his parents right now this would have been a really good chance for Jesus to talk about generational curses but he didn’t. If he didn’t, you can’t right. It’s real simple.
Jesus never brought in all of the multitudes that He healed. If it was and you have to remember everything that’s in the Bible. They didn’t tell us everything but they told us everything we need. Everything that the Holy Spirit needs to use to bring to our knowledge. Whenever if they don’t, I mean all this time and not once did Jesus ever mention generational curses. Jesus never did that never talked about it and now notice and he says here Jesus answered neither this man sinned nor his parents but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day and the night comes when no man can work. What night is he talking about his death. When you died no man’s working. The day the light is while you’re alive and then it’s night where you don’t work. You cease from your works. He says in verse five as long as I am in the world I am the light of the world. You hear that when he had thus spoken he spat on the ground made clay of the spittle and then he anointed the eyes. He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay and said unto him go wash in the pool of Siloam which is by interpretation sent.
He went his way there washed and came seeing now first off all notice again what Jesus said and I want to bring these out. He said as long as I’m in the world I’m the light of the world. He qualified that as long as I’m here I’m the light of the world. He also talked about him not being here right. He knew he was gonna leave but he also knew that when he’s gonna leave is gonna send his spirit back and it’s gonna inhabit us. Now notice what he says and look at Matthew chapter 5 verse 13 he says you his disciples are the salt of the earth but if the salt has lost its savour wherewith shall it be salted. It is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men then in verse 14 you are the light of the world.
So first he said he was, now he says you are right and now how are you the light of the world well because he left and the light that was in him the holy spirit now has been sent back and that same spirit is in you so now you are taking his place on this earth. You got that now we are the light of this world. That’s when he said let your light so shine before men and actually he says it here.
He says here you’re the light, you are the light of the world. Verse 14 a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel but on a candlestick and it gives light unto all that are in the house let your light so shine before men.
Whatever you’re doing just let’s be doing it publicly so people can see it that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven. Now notice he says think not that I haven’t come to destroy the law or the prophets. I’m not come to destroy but to fulfill amen.
Now he says for verily I say unto you until heaven and earth pass. Is heaven and earth still here? Okay, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled. You got that it’s the way that had to all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least Commandments and shall teach men to do so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven but whosoever shall do and teach them these Commandments the same shall be called great in the king of heaven. What does that telling us, he says that we have to do exactly what he said. He said why do you call me Lord Lord and don’t do what I say.
What is that matters? Your experience or what Bible says?
Theology has muddied the water so to speak and we can see a lot of things in the church today that weren’t even in the church 30 years ago and yet it’s being passed around today. We need to get back to the Scriptures, see exactly what is said. Here’s what the problem is, people have taken their experience and because their experience did not match what they read in the Bible then they started saying what is in the Bible counts and our experience doesn’t count.
That’s true to a point, but then they try to say it doesn’t matter how I live, in other words my experience, no matter what I do in life doesn’t matter anymore because of what the Bible says of Who I am. The Bible says who you are, will cause you to act that way. It’s How you live matters. Paul said that very clearly. He said don’t think that the people that do these things are going to inherit the kingdom of heaven. kingdom of God. It’s not going to happen and so we need to realize our experience has to rise to our level of position.
I should say because they do not understand who they are in Christ and how to have this his nature imparted to us according to Peter and because they don’t understand that, then they had to lower the standard and they had to come up with a new doctrine that says that, they don’t have to live according the Bible. They got tired of trying to stop sinning and they decided I’ve never been able to beat it so therefore it must not matter.
That is a wrong thinking. That kind of thinking honestly is going to take people to hell. We need to realize we are not supposed to walk the way this word tells us to walk. We are not to do it of our own strength. We are to do it by the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us that allows us to do these good works. It’s really simple but most people have not learned to allow Christ to be their sanctification to be truly be their righteousness.