You are welcome to the Month of July Edition of El Shaddal Heritage
We blessed the name of the Lord for His goodness and mercies over us and our families for the past 7 months of the year
Our focus for the month of July is HOLY SPIRIT
We pray that Holy Spirit will reveal himself to us in Jesus’ name.
Holy Spirit is the third person in God-Head according to I John 5:7
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one”
The Holy Spirit is also referred to as the Comforter. According to John 16:7, but in this July Edition of Elshaddal Heritage, we will briefly study Him as the ‘Spirit of Truth.
Text: John 16: 7-13
7Nevertheless 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. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
It is important we study the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Truth because of a profound word of our Lord Jesus in the book of John 8:32
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
We are in a critical time in the world, almost all the prophecies about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ are fulfilled. We are really in the end time. One of the characteristics of end time identified by Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:7 is
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
A lot of learning is going on, social media teaches so much but we never come to the knowledge of truth. Advanced technology has made knowledge increased but unfortunately, this does not translate to Truth. The more we know the worse we become in this generation- The situation is so pathetic, Ecclesiastes 1: 18 says
“For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
An increase in knowledge does not equate to knowing the truth. There is no way the truth will be known without the Spirit of Truth.
So, we remain in our bondage (sins/old life) which brought other calamities we are experiencing because we have not come to the knowledge of Truth and it takes only Truth to set free.
What will the Spirit of Truth do for you? V8- 12
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
The scripture above clearly highlighted what the Spirit of Truth will do when He comes.
- Holy Spirit is the one to convince sinners of his/ her real state of sinful nature. Sinners will continue to argue with the Truth until they are convinced by the Spirit of Truth without which freedom is impossible. Real Freedom is freedom from a life of sins.
When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will open to us hidden aspects of our lives and expose our inner mind, the real us. Proverb 20:27 says
“The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly”
The Lord’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.(NLT)
This is what the Spirit of Truth will do when he comes.
- Jesus told the disciples in vs 12 of our text that He has many things to tell them but they will not be able to bear them until the Spirit of Truth comes
“I have much more to tell you, but now it would be too much for you to bear” (GNT).
There are a lot of instructions from our Father to us but we will not be able to know, comprehend, interprets correctly according to His will, and respond appropriately until the Spirit of Truth comes.
- The Spirit of Truth will guide us into all truth and show us things to come. The hidden thing belongs to our God and it will remain hidden until the Holy Spirit comes. Every human being needs to be guided and the best guidance is the Holy Spirit. Without Him, we will constantly walk into errors but with Him, we are well-guided,
There is no limit to what the Spirit of truth cannot do for us but these few were just mentioned. As we fellowship with Him the more, we will see Him in action.
Know that the starting point for the Spirit of Truth is genuinely giving your life to Jesus Christ, Accept Him as your Lord and personal saviour.
Call on Him now, He is right there to answer you.