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Another Helper, The Spirit of Truth

John Collins11/23/2012After Jesus told his disciples that he would be going away, in John 14 He told them not to worry for He was going to the Father.  Jesus said that He would ask the Father to send another Helper, which He called the Spirit of Truth.  

Jesus said that the world could not receive the Spirit of Truth, because the world cannot see Him and does not know Him.  But Jesus said that we would know Him, because He would dwell within us.

Jesus said that He would not leave us as orphans; He would return.  The world would not see Him for a little while, but we will see Him.  Because He lives, we also will live.  

"In that day," Jesus told His disciples, "You will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you.  Those that hold fast to my Words and keeps them, they are the ones who love me."

Jesus said that whoever loves Jesus will be loved by the Father.  And to him that will love Jesus, He will manifest Himself to Him.  

Judas (not Iscariot) asked, "Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us and not to the world?"  

Jesus answered, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep my Word, and my Father will love him."  Jesus said that He and the Father will come to the one who keeps the Word and make their home with him.  But he said whoever does not keep His Word does not love Him.  And he said that the Word that they heard was not His, but the Father who sent Him.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Do we keep the Words of Jesus?  Do we realize that the Words of Jesus are the Father's?  Do we have the Spirit of Truth, or have we fallen under some other spirit?