Day One: Real Real

“But I will send you the Advocate-the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.” (John 15.26)

“What makes people want to turn to Jesus? The Holy Spirit. What makes Jesus real? The Holy Spirit. What makes what He did for us-dying on the cross and being raised from the dead-real? The Holy Spirit. This is why Jesus said, ‘No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him’ (John 6.44). We are all born ‘dead’ – ’dead in your transgressions and sins’ (Eph 2.1). Can a dead man speak? Can a dead man hear? Can a dead man move? Can a dead man make a choice? …’The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing… This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them’ (vv. 63, 65)… The Holy Spirit directs people to Jesus… It is the Spirit who makes people see why Jesus died and rose again. Remember that the eleven [disciples minus Judas] did not know why Jesus died or rose from the dead even after they saw His resurrected body. It was not until the Holy Spirit fell on them on the Day of Pentecost that it all came together for them.” (R.T. Kendall, Holy Fire, Kindle Locations 910-922)

Is Jesus real to you? Is Jesus real to your friends? Pray and ask for the Spirit of truth to come and testify all about Jesus!