1. CHRIST's PRAYER
One of Christ's greatest prayers - it was prayed amidst the pressure and
burden of what lay ahead at Calvary.
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...." (v17)
Where there are Spirit-filled believers, they will shake their district
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...