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Wed, Aug 24 2016 - 06:14 AM

THE NEGLECTED PERSON

THE GOOD REPORT  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016  

Richard Deemy: Editor

 

The Neglected Person

John 14:26  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.

As Christians, we hold the belief that God is a Triune Being (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (God in Three Persons).  All three have been present from the beginning. 

John 1:1-3  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Most of us have little problem acknowledging and mentioning God the Father.  Neither do we disassociate his relationship to Jesus, His only “begotten” Son.  Jesus mentions his unique relationship to God, His Father many times during his recorded ministry.  We, however seem to neglect the importance of the Holy Spirit’s special relationship to us during our earthly, “born again” experience.

In the gospel of John we read the words of Jesus regarding the presence and responsibilities assigned to the Holy Spirit.  He was specifically sent by the Father to assist us in ways only He can.  He not only enables us to be “born again,” he also inhabits us with His presence, enabling us to hear his voice for guidance, direction and motivation.  It is His presence which empowers us for ministry and it is His voice we need to listen to for understanding the will of the Father.

“Sadly, the Holy Spirit is probably the most ignored Person in the Church.  How many times are we gathered together and He is not honored or even mentioned?  How ofter  do we go through our morning, afternoon, evening, or even an entire day and not say one word to the One who is permanently called to reside in us and walk with us?” (John Bever:the Holy Spirit pp. 22)

Acknowledge Him, thank Him, speak to Him daily and expect Him to carry out the Father’s will.  He will help you pray more perfectly and He will be their to encourage you and assist you as you obediently carry out the Father’s will in your life.  He enables you to do what you cannot.  He takes your obedience and puts muscle to it.  He honors the Father and the Son in all that he does.

PRAYER: Holy Spirit, I thank You for being there for me.  I thank You for all that you have done and all that you are doing in my life.  Without You, I could do nothing.  You are my Helper, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, and Standby!  You heal the sick, raise the dead, restore sight to the blind and transfer us from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light. Amen! 

 

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