We are taking a short break from our study of the Book of Acts for a brief look at John’s journey contained in John Chapter 14. We will resume our study of Acts soon.
“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:25–27
Jesus wanted to bring comfort to His disciples by explaining the work of the Holy Spirit. To encourage the disciples, Jesus defined one of the critical works of the Spirit. “He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
Jesus obviously believed we cannot know many things without the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Can it be that many Christians stumble from bad decision to bad decision because they refuse to accept the work of the Holy Spirit in giving them the truth they require? Yes, it is absolutely true! Jesus went further: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.” The Lord tied the truths revealed by the Holy Spirit to genuine peace. Jesus promised the peace of the Holy Spirit is not the type of peace the world gives. This is not a peace that comes and goes; it is a peace that stays and builds. It is a peace that led Jesus to insist, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither be afraid.” True peace in this world comes from Jesus.
“Dear Jesus, I choose this day for my faith in you to be greater than my fear. Your Spirit is powerfully at work in my life. Amen.”