“But when the truth-giving Spirit comes, he will unveil the reality of every truth within you.“
When the Holy Spirit of God draws us towards Him we have free will on how we will respond.
It may be that we prefer the sin of being self sufficient at that particular stage of our journey or in indulging in what we actually know to be the way of the world which would not be God’s choice for us.
We may be those with faith and it is for others in our family that we desire they too would know the good news that we have faith in.
We are not their saviour and by trying to be that our efforts may harden hearts and turn them further away. We may feel hopeless but we can be assured and comforted of two things.
God loves our family more than we do and it is His will to enfold them into a relationship with Him. Also that He is not being slow, He is being patient and knows exactly the right way and time . “His “delay” simply reveals His loving patience “
The burdens of failure to change things or to convict are not ours to carry and in making them so we are trying to take control and will possibly discourage ourselves in our own faith.
He Knows trust Him.
We care, pray, live out our love and faith but hand our loved ones over and trust in God that Jesus is the only way to the Father and the Holy Spirit will constantly convict.
Yes we will always preach the gospel, we hold the truth that can set people free, but gently and naturally not religiously and then we create the atmosphere that He can pervade.
“I am compelled to fulfill my duty by completing this work. It would be agony to me if I did not constantly preach the gospel.”
Jesus was God’s gift to the world we steward and share that when we make our home a territory of Heaven that hosts the Holy Spirit within its walls. He abides within upon and around us.
When Heaven is established God can begin to move.
Faith does not deny reality it changes it. It is God’s will that we receive what we ask and that none will perish.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
His power goes forth in every way to oppose the enemy and the Holy Spirit will have victory so pray without ceasing and in doing so we are entrusting all to Him and demonstrating faith.
It is important not to condone sin but to demonstrate and put into practice what we know Jesus would do and say. In so doing to also be the light upon the hill and not under a bushel.
“And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.”
Our lives will be radiant and a witness, be what others sought after and that which they then pursue.
“If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”
We only know the right balance at any given time by being led by the Holy Spirit. We demonstrate God’s unrelenting love and become instrumental in His works.
We who know fully God’s mercy and kindness turn away from wicked ways.
“Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?”
The illustration shows us humbled on the knee before God our own identity obscured by the light of Christ radiating out as light to the world the light which pushes back the darkness.
Eight Scriptures that come to mind:
“But here’s the truth: It’s to your advantage that I go away, for if I don’t go away the Divine Encourager will not be released to you. But after I depart, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will expose sin and prove that the world is wrong about God’s righteousness and his judgments.”“Sin,’ because they refuse to believe in who I am.”John 16: 7-9 TPT
“But when the truth-giving Spirit comes, he will unveil the reality of every truth within you. He won’t speak on his own, but only what he hears from the Father, and he will reveal prophetically to you what is to come. He will glorify me on the earth, for he will receive from me what is mine and reveal it to you.”John 16:13-14 TPT
“This means that, contrary to man’s perspective, the Lord is not late with his promise to return, as some measure lateness. But rather, his “delay” simply reveals his loving patience toward you, because he does not want any to perish but all to come to repentance.”2 Peter 3:9 TPT
“For you see, even though I proclaim the good news, I can’t take the credit for my labours, for I am compelled to fulfill my duty by completing this work. It would be agony to me if I did not constantly preach the gospel!”1 Corinthians 9:16 TPT
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”Matthew 7:7-8 ESV
“And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.”John 3:19 ESV
“If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.””Luke 11:36 ESV
“Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?”Romans 2:4 ESV
The song Your Spirit. Kim Walker Smith