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Day 5 – Our Advocate, the Spirit of Truth

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

John 16:1-15 (TNIV):

1 “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the hour is coming when those who kill you will think they are offering a service to God. 3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4 I have told you this, so that when their hour comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you, 5 but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things. 7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.

12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the 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. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

It is clear that those who want to follow and live for Christ are supposed to face all sorts of opposition and betrayal in the world. It is the path that Jesus walked. But the Lord has sent the Spirit of Truth who proves the world to be in the wrong about sin, righteousness and judgment.

We can have peace and hope that the Spirit of Christ will guide and empower His followers to walk through the betrayals and opposition, and into all the truth – all that is true and lasting. This is the beautiful revolution that Christ brings into our hearts and lives.

Responding to the Transmission: Take some time to celebrate this beautiful revolution that Christ has brought. Proclaim that the Spirit is here, actively guiding us and revealing the truth to us – about who God is, and who we are. Ask God to give you the courage and faith to walk through the opposition and betrayal that we face as Christians, persevering through the trials and trusting in the presence of God’s kingdom that has already come.

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Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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