“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.”
—John 14:25-26 (NKJV)
When we were born again by the Spirit, Jesus brought us new life. He spoke God’s truth into us. Our minds need to be renewed by the Word for us to know what His truth is. God sent the Holy Spirit to teach us all things and bring to our remembrance all things that Jesus has spoken. There can be no revelation knowledge apart from the illuminating power of the Holy Spirit.
One of the most significant differences between Old Testament believers in God and New Testament believers in Christ is the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Another substantial difference is the quickened understanding that the Holy Spirit gives. The night before His crucifixion Jesus shared knowledge four times with His disciples that revealed the Holy Spirit is the source of revelation from God. These Scriptures (John 14:26, 15:16, 16:7-11, 16:13-15) show that the Holy Spirit is specifically appointed by God to impart revelation knowledge of His Word.
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come” (John 16:13, NKJV).
The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth, but we have to follow His leading. We have to make the effort to study the Word and trust Him to guide us. Jesus had spoken many times of the Holy Spirit that evening, but in John 16:13, He revealed something else—that the Holy Spirit will show us things to come. This does not automatically happen, but it can be appropriated by Spirit-filled believers through faith. This is one of the most amazing and beneficial ministries of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit brings to us the remembrance of everything Jesus has spoken to us. He tells us of things to come. These are available to all Spirit-filled believers, but they must be exercised by faith. With such revelation truth offered to us by the Holy Spirit, we should never say we don’t know the truth that the Word teaches.
“I pray,” Paul said, “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe” (Ephesians 1:17-19, NKJV).
Believe in the truth of the Holy Spirit. Exercise by faith what He offers. And receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him.
© 2021 Lynn Lacher