God's Holy Fire: 'Special Delivery!'

Thursday, August 24, 2023

[Jesus said,] "I still have many things to tell you, but you can't handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won't draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you."
— John 16:12-14 MESSAGE

Key Thought

I love packages that come by special delivery right to the door of my house, especially when I have an idea what they are and I've been looking forward to receiving them. What greater special delivery can we ever expect than the one Jesus promises here? The Spirit will come and will guide us into all the truth there is about Jesus. He will take all that we need to know about Jesus and deliver it to us! So let's read Jesus' story in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), but let's also pray expectantly for the Spirit to reveal all the truth about Jesus to us!

Today's Prayer

Father, you are gracious. Your plan to send Jesus amazes me. Jesus, you are amazing; your sacrificial love that paid the price for my sin defies any explanation and captures my heart. Holy Spirit, I ask you to take all that the Father wants me to know about Jesus and make that perfectly clear to me as I seek to know his story. God, I praise you, in Jesus' name and through the intercession of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


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Illustration of John 16:12-14 MESSAGE — "I still have many things to tell you, but you can't handle them now."

About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.
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