“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.” -John 16:13(ESV)
Since Satan is the father of lies and since he is the god of this world, the world does NOT know Christ, and therefore, the world will not be able to recognize the presence of Christ, the Spirit of Truth, living in you.
When people choose to believe lies, eventually, they believe the lies they have embraced and live by those lies. Their hearts become hardened, and then not being able to see the truth about Christ, they are blinded. Do not expect the world to receive the Spirit of Truth living in you because the world cannot receive Him because it cannot see Him and does not know Him.
Because of the death of Christ, the Spirit of Truth has been made accessible to all believers. The Spirit of Truth will guide you into all you need to know about the Truth of Christ.
REFLECTION: “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God—children born not of blood, nor of the desire or will of man, but born of God,” (John 1:11-13 BSB). <>“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and will be in you,” (John 14:15-17NLT).
When you received and believed in Christ, you were given the right to be called a child of God, not of your own doing but because of God’s grace and mercy. You became born-again, were given a new nature, and your past is gone. You have been sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13), and the Holy Spirit has made His dwelling place in you (1 Corinthians 3:16).
Do you need to know right from wrong? The Spirit of Truth gives you the discernment to know right from wrong, and He is the One who helps you to recall the truths spoken of in God’s Word to be able to make that determination. He will not let you down. This is why it is so important to listen to the Holy Spirit when He convicts you and tells you not to do something or when He leads you to move forward. The Spirit of Truth will protect you from the lies of the enemy.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, You are the God of all Truth. You never lead me astray. Thank You for giving me the Spirit of Truth. In all I do and say, I want to please You. Give me the discernment and the understanding I need to know right from wrong, what pleases You and what doesn’t please You. All I want is Your truth, Lord. Help me to see Your truth. Lead me on this Narrow Road I am walking and help me to see the road marked out before me. Lord, teach me how not to grieve Your Spirit of Truth, and help me to recognize the truth from errors, the truth from lies. Be my Guide throughout this day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Linda A. Knowles
“This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ;
not by the water only but by the water and the blood.
And the Spirit is the one who testifies,
because the Spirit is the truth.”
1 John 5:6(ESV)