John 14:16-17 – And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
The disciples feared being alone and abandoned when Jesus leaves.
Jesus understood that His disciples would need God’s power and presence to keep His commandments. He has a wonderful promise for them, the Holy Spirit or the Helper. The word Helper refers to an advisor, mediator or intercessor, and Comforter. When we receive Jesus as Lord, His Spirit comes to live inside of us —to cleanse us and give us a new life. Wherever we go, He will be there to correct, empower, and keep us on the right path.
The world cannot understand or receive the Spirit, because He is Holy and true. The Spirit of truth is not popular in an age of lies. The world cannot perceive the Spirit and does not know Him. But as disciples of Jesus, we should know the Holy Spirit, have Him with and in us.
Are you sensitive to the Holy Spirit, His guidance, and power?
Lord help me increasingly submit to your Spirit’s leading, I pray.