“He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world at large cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you do, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans-I will come to you.”(John 14:17-18 NLT)
“He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth.” Jesus promised to send he who would lead us into some truth, partial truth or ALL Truth? When Jesus spoke with the woman at the well, He spoke of a time when people would not worship in a certain location, but that true worshipers would come and worship in Spirit and in Truth from all over the earth. We must understand that the promise of the Holy Spirit is not only the fulfillment of God’s word, but it is also access to knowledge of things not seen or heard. “The world at large cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you do, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.” Man, if you knew the Joy that springs up in me when I read this passage! The world at “large” cannot receive him and you may ask why? Some believe that water is just enough, others will be lead to believe in the Father, the Son, but will never receive the Holy Spirit. They will accept the Father and son and deny the Spirit of the Lord. But I get excited; because the Word of the Lord tells us that “He lives with you and later will be in you.” Beloved, we must take this understanding and apply it to our lives. The Holy Spirit lives today and later will be in those who will receive him. We must understand that the Lord sent the Holy Spirit to not only live with us, but to reside inside us.
“No, I will not abandon you as orphans-I will come to you.” We who have grown in truth can see that our natural man has not brought us closer to destiny. The other promise is the promise of the Spirit; which I thank the Lord for sending to me and having received him, now lives inside of me. The Promise that the Lord would not leave us as orphans is still ours today. He said he would come to us, but it is we that have to receive him. It is not that the world at large cannot receive the Holy Spirit; it is because they do not believe. Take hold of the promises of God, go forth and Baptize in the Baptism that brings forth Truth in Jesus Name!