Three-Fold Ministry of The Holy Spirit

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in John chapter 16:

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.”

The Holy Spirit will guide us into all Truth and reveal the glory of Christ for this is what Love does.  The Holy Spirit’s ministry is not to become the focus but to direct our attention to Christ and FATHER.  The ministry of the Holy Spirit will never conflict with The Word and we must be careful not to assign responsibility to the Holy Spirit for a decision we make due to some “sign”, unction, or feeling.  The Holy Spirit will lead us into all Truth and we must not add or subtract from what is revealed to us individually.

There are those who would attempt to overpower us with their proclaimed relationship with The Holy Spirit.  They would have us believe they hear with such clarity that we should respond according to what they claim they are hearing rather than trust our own relationship with The Spirit.  We must not let ourselves fall into their snare.

If Jesus is not being glorified by THE SPIRIT then something is wrong and we must not act upon what that spirit is telling us.  THE FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT are in perfect union and there will never be a time when the union is broken.  In John chapter 16:

7 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me;

10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;

11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.”

The Holy Spirit will convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.  If we impair this work then we are grieving the Holy Spirit.  We are told: let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.  As we walk in Love and speak accordingly, we will minister in the same manner of The Holy Spirit.  As we are led by THE SPIRIT we too will (1) expose sin, (2) guide others into all Truth, and (3) glorify Christ.  This in itself is a wonderful ministry to take part in.

In John chapter 14 Jesus spoke:

25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.

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.”

I rely on The Holy Spirit to bring various passages to my remembrance rather than attempt to memorize passages throughout the Scripture.  Those scriptures in my heart have a greater impact than those simply memorized in my mind.  There is an empowerment when we rely on THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT for They all work together in our behalf as we walk in Agape Love.

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