John 14:26 – “But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything, and remind you of everything which I tell you.”
I love reading and studying the life of Jesus while He was here on earth. He devoted His time to the redemption of mankind. Before He went back to heaven, He promised us Another Comforter who would enable us to stand in the present world victoriously. He was and is our example in everything!
The Holy Spirit, the Comforter, ministers to us and reminds us, so that we do not forget what Jesus did and what our purpose, provision, and power are. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is vital to the church and to the believer as we can see in this passage in John 14:26, that He (Holy Spirit) will teach us and remind us of everything Jesus taught.
As mortal finite beings, we discover that we forget things. Maybe you don’t, but most of us do. If we dwell on our earthly circumstances, we will lose sight of the Vision of Christ’s Glory and Power. The Comforter (Holy Spirit) is given to both empower and remind us of our LORD. He keeps the heavenly vision fresh in our minds and hearts.
Jesus spoke of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in John 16:15, “Everything that my Father has is mine; this is the reason why I told you that he will take of my own and show to you.” He will take of Mine and reveal it to you. In John 15:26, Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would testify of Him. That is important and powerful.
Therefore, in light of that reality, I would like for us to consider some of the things that the Holy Spirit comes to remind us of.
HE REMINDS US OF JESUS
The Holy Spirit keeps the spotlessness of Jesus before us and in the forefront of our minds. Even Pilate told the Jews, “I find no fault in Him.” (Luke 23:4). Jesus came, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death on the Cross, rose again on the third day, and is now ascended to the Right Hand of the Throne of the Father.
The Holy Spirit also reminds us of the humanity of Jesus. He was fully God and fully man otherwise He could not have qualified to buy us back from the dominion of the devil and reclaim what Adam gave up in rebellion. Jesus needed food, water, and rest just like we do. According to Hebrews 4:15, He faced temptation.” For we do not have a high priest who cannot share our infirmities, but we have one who was tempted with everything as we are, and yet without sin.”
HE REMINDS US OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST
If we went no further than Matthew 5, we would have a lifetime of knowledge that is powerfully liberating. The Holy Spirit takes those beatitudes real and brings them to life in practical application. If you go through that list, you see a life that is never lacking in victory. In Matthew 6, He reminds us of the prayer we call The Lord’s Prayer and its life-changing power and revelation. In Matthew 6:25-34, He helps us to understand God’s cure for anxiety and worry. Then in Matthew 7, He teaches us how to receive answers to prayer and the power of persistence. Ask, Seek, Knock!
I want to pause there and take this up again in the next devotional. We need to be reminded of what the Holy Spirit comes to remind us of. We need to embrace those truths and exercise the authority we have been given and pull down strongholds and take every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus.
God bless you as you enjoy this wonderful day in Him!