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.”
We have considered the ministry of the Holy Spirit and reflected on the truth that He reminds us of Jesus Himself and that He reminds us of the Teachings of Christ. Today I would like for us to take a step deeper into this understanding and hopefully, it will minister to our hearts.
HE REMINDS US OF THE MIRACLES OF JESUS
Jesus repeatedly demonstrated power over nature or the natural. He brought the supernatural into the natural world. We see that He turned the water into wine, walked on the sea, stilled the storm, and caused the catch of a net full of fish. He has power over all the power of the enemy and has all power in heaven and on earth. He is LORD of All.
Jesus repeatedly demonstrated power over sickness and brought the power of God into the bodies of people driving out disease. He healed Peter‘s mother-in-law of a fever. He healed lepers, those paralyzed, maimed, crippled, deaf, and blind. Sickness could not stand in His presence.
Jesus repeatedly demonstrated power over the devil. He cast out demons, delivered the demoniac who had the legion of demons, healed demon-possessed, and set them free. The Holy Spirit reminds us of what Jesus did and that we have been given the authority over all the power of the devil. We have the Promise of the Father in the Person of the Holy Spirit to empower us.
HE REMINDS US OF THE SUBSTITUTIONARY DEATH OF JESUS
Isaiah prophesied that He would suffer pain for us in Isaiah 53:5 and Paul told us in Galatians 3 that Jesus became a curse for us on the Cross. Then John brings to light in 1 John 2 that Jesus died for the sin of everyone if we will receive His mercy and grace. We dare not forget the Cross and the importance of the Blood of Jesus.
HE REMINDS US OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
In Matthew 28 we discover that the stone was rolled away, and He was no longer in the grave. In Revelation 1:18, John informs us that Jesus conquered death and hell, and in 1 Corinthians 15 we are called to remember that His victory over death is the Hope of all believers. We too shall rise from the dead.
HE REMINDS US OF THE PROMISE TO RETURN FOR US
In John 14:1-3 we have the incredible promise of Jesus to come back for us and take us to His Father’s house where our bridegroom has prepared a place for us. In Revelation 22:12, Jesus declared to John in the vision, “Behold I come quickly, and My reward is with Me.” Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 4 to comfort each other with those words. The Holy Spirit keeps that promise fresh in our hearts.
Therefore, if we listen to the voice and nudging of the Holy Spirit, He will remind us of ALL that Jesus did and spoke. He will make the scriptures real to us and enable us to apply them to our lives. He comes to encourage us, strengthen our faith, and make us effective witnesses in this world.
The Comforter Has Come!
God bless you as you enjoy this day in Jesus!