(SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018)
TOPIC: Behold The Comforter
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you” (John 16:7).
There is no other time that we seriously need the Comforter than in this present age. Christ, who knows the end right from the beginning, has promised believers of all ages the ministry of the Holy Spirit also known as the Comforter.
The Holy Spirit is the third Person in the divine Trinity sent by both the Father and the Son to the world. The text for today reveals how Christ spoke of the need for the Comforter.
Jesus Christ was very compassionate with His followers as He warned and foretold what would befall them by the time He ascends to heaven. It is normal for believers to be unjustly maltreated, persecuted, excommunicated and even killed for their faith. When the Comforter comes, He will enable Christ to help us without any limitation. The Holy Spirit will convince sinners and call them to repentance. He will show the standard of God’s righteousness to everyone who believes. Christ’s death on the cross connects us to the Father who forgives and makes us righteous.
We experience God’s riches and grace through salvation, entire sanctification and Spirit baptism. Thereafter, the Holy Spirit leads us into all truth, helps us to discern right from wrong while we patiently learn from Him and receive the power and enduement to undertake the great commission. Whatever the trouble, persecution, difficulty, problem, calamity, sickness, disease, displacement or deprivation we may be facing presently, the great Comforter is here to help us pass through all these with joy and gladness. The Holy Ghost is available to all sanctified believers today. Reach out to Him in faith and be immersed.
Thought for the day: The Holy Spirit is the believer’s Companion and Comforter through earthly sojourn
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DAILY MANNA DCLM by Pastor W F Kumuyi the superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministries