The Greatest Story Ever Told About
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
Jesus said that after he would leave this world,  God would send the Holy Spirit that would help,
guide, and teach Christians.  In other words, Jesus said that he would not leave us on our own,
but that even after he was gone, the Holy Spirit would be there to help us.  The Holy Spirit is
part of the trinity of God.  He was first sent to earth on the day of Pentecost where the disciples
had a real life changing experience that empowered them for God's service.   More will be
written about the Holy Spirit on the Holy Spirit Baptism page.

John 14:26
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things
and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

Here Jesus is promising his disciples that they will not be left on their own.  But that God will
send the Holy Spirit whom he calls the Counselor because that is one of the things he does.  He
will help, teach, and guide them (and us).

John 15:26
When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes
out from the Father, he will testify about me.  

John 16:13
But when he, the Spirit of truth comes he will guide you into all truth.  He will not speak on his
own, he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

What Jesus is saying here is that we can trust the Holy Spirit because he will come from God
and is the Spirit of truth, that he will speak what he hears from God, and that he will even tell us
of things to come.  The Holy Spirit does not "speak" audibly as God does not "speak" to us
audibly.  But you can "hear" him with your spirit.  It is something difficult to explain, you have to
experience it, but when you are reconnected to God by accepting Jesus as your Saviour and
are filled with the Holy Spirit, you will then be able to "hear" the voice of the Holy Spirit with
your spirit.  This does take some discernment, but you will definitely know it when it happens to

Romans 8:26
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for,
but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

Sometimes when we pray, we don't always know what to pray for.   This is where the Holy Spirit
helps us because he knows exactly what we should pray for, so he "tells" us by communicating
with our spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:13-14
We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may
understand what God has freely given us.  This is what we speak not in words taught us by
human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.  
The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they
are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Before I became a Christian, I was an atheist.  Therefore, I could not understand the things of
God, because they made no sense to me.  Once I became a Christian, the Bible and God's Word
became very easy for me to understand because just like this scripture says, the Holy Spirit
helped me to understand the things of God.  Before that I was not connected to God, so how
could I understand the things of God.  When I read my Bible before I became a Christian, it was
just another book, but after I became a Christian the words came alive to me.  This is one of the
things the Holy Spirit does for us.

Galatians 5:16:17
So I say live by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.  For the sinful
nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.  
They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control.

This is so true in all of us.  It seems that there are these two opposing forces that each try to pull
us in opposite directions.  Many times we know what we should do, but we don't do it.  And then
we regret it.  What this scripture is saying is that if we learn to hear and follow the Spirit of God,
he will lead us into all good things.  It's when we don't listen or obey that we run into trouble.  
The fruit of the Spirit is what the Holy Spirit wants to lead us into.  Love, joy, peace, etc.  When
we let the Holy Spirit have his way with us, he will lead us out of the things that don't make our
life better, and into the things that do.

The Holy Spirit is God's communicator to us here on earth.  He is here to guide, teach, help,
comfort, counsel, and lead us into all good things.  The Holy Spirit will also convict us.  I know
when I do something I shouldn't because the Holy Spirit lets me know right away.  It's like my
"conscience" speaking to me.  That is the closest way I can describe how the Holy Spirit
communicates with us.  He does not judge or condemn, he just lets me know that this will not
make my life better and shows me what will. God loves us so much that he is constantly
reaching out to us to help us have a better life.  The Holy Spirit is one of those ways.  If we learn
to listen to  him, he can do his work in us.   If we don't we will have to accept the consequences
of our own actions.
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