1. CHRIST's PRAYER
One of Christ's greatest prayers - it was prayed
amidst the pressure and burden of what lay ahead at
2. CHRIST's PETITION
Christ would have to leave His people physically,
and He would pray the Father for a Comforter Who
would abide with them forever.
This prayer was answered initially at Pentecost.
3. CHRIST's PROMISE
"...He shall give you another Comforter..." (v16)
"Comforter" - Greek text - "Paraclete" - refers to
one with capability of assisting another in need.
4. CHRIST's PROHIBITION
The world cannot receive the Holy Spirit - only the
new creature in Christ, when the Spirit enters a
heart purified by the Blood of Christ.
The worldly grieve, vex, lie to, resist and tempt
the Spirit of God.
5. CHRIST's PLEDGE
"Ye know Him" (v17)
The Church needs a deeper, fuller knowledge of the
Spirit of God.
A Gospel filled with the Holy Ghost can wreck the
power of sin and set the vilest sinner free.
6. CHRIST's POWER
"...He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you...."
Where there are Spirit-filled believers, they will
shake their district for Christ.
We need to cry out for a special operation of the
Holy Spirit in our lives and others. There is no
half-way house in this matter.
If you are unsaved, remember that the Spirit of God
will not always strive with man.
Have you counted the cost ?
Come now, while the Spirit tenderly invites you to
the Cross - before it is forever too late.
Dr. Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, the son of a godly Baptist pastor, for many years was a controversial but effective politician and has held electoral seats for many years in the British and European Parliaments, he currently sits as Ian Lord Bannside in the House of Lords in the Palace of...