You Have a Teacher
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 things that I said to you.
John 14:26 NKJV
Christ’s departure from the earth was rapidly nearing. Jesus had previously told His followers that He would ask the Father to send them another Counselor, a Helper like himself – the Spirit of truth, who would advocate for them before the Father. He stated that the unsaved would be unable to receive Him because they do not know about Him, but that the Spirit of Whom He spoke would remain with them forever and that in the future, this Holy Spirit of truth would take up residence within them and be there forever.
Here, the Lord Jesus elaborates on this point by assuring them that the Holy Spirit will be their great Teacher and teach them everything, as well as bring to mind all that Christ himself had taught His devoted disciples so that they, in turn, may teach others. The Holy Spirit has assumed the Teacher position, just as Jesus did for the disciples. The Holy Spirit is now our instructor, and we are His students. He is our Master Instructor while we are His apprentices. Moreover, the total scope of the Holy Spirit’s teaching is profound and diverse. He shows us how to live our Christian lives with wonderfully artistic skill. As Christians, we are instructed by the Teacher who resides within us as we spend time in the Bible, prayer or any of our many life experiences. If we are listening, the Holy Spirit is continuously instructing us. We must listen, follow, assimilate, and apply the principles He teaches us.
This beautiful person about whom Christ spoke is none other than the Third Person of the Triune Nature of God, who is in every way equal to the Father and the Son, and who is worshipped and praised eternally alongside the Father and the Son. This magnificent person about whom Christ spoke presently resides within my body and yours and the hearts of all who have placed their faith in Christ as their Savior.
We have constant access to the Holy Spirit because He is with us wherever we go and has vowed to never leave or abandon us. Each of us has the almighty, omniscient, everlasting, wonderful, and gentle Holy Spirit abiding in our hearts as our Advocate and Counselor, our Teacher and Instructor, our Comforter, and our ever-present Help in times of trouble.
Never forget that the Holy Spirit is within you and is facing your current challenges alongside you. In the name of Jesus, to Whom all power and authority in heaven and on earth have been delegated, He will never leave you to face adversity alone.
Therefore, brace your mind and trust Him today. He will take care of all your tomorrows.
Have you experienced the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit? Share your experience(s) with another believer.
Heavenly Father, I admit that I have relied on my understanding too often and for far too long. Your precious Gift, the Holy Spirit of God, dwells inside me, teaching me the truth of Your Word and directing my steps. Thank You that my body has become a temple where He now resides eternally. Open my mind to the immeasurable riches of Your grace toward me as I always remember that my Teacher, Your Holy Spirit, lives within me. Thank You, in the name of Jesus, I pray.
Upcoming Connect 21 Events
- Saturday Morning Prayer (Jan 28th @ 9 am at Latimer Hall – The Way UMC)
- Sunday Morning Worship ( Jan 29th @ 10 am at River Ridge High School)