Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser
Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser
Jesus promised He would send the Holy Spirit as a comforter and advocate in His absence. “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16).
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:26).
As promised, the full manifestation of the Holy Spirit’s power occurred at Pentecost after Jesus’s resurrection and ascension to heaven. The Holy Spirit is with us on this earth and He dwells with believers forever. He has the ability to comfort and the work of comforting will be well done since He is the mighty God, and He has made it His duty to do so.
Are you in sad bereavement or facing great fall in circumstances? The comforter is here to strengthen you and lift you up and get you out of distress. Have you been overcome by the power of sin resulting in depression of spirit which distresses you? Here again the Comforter has undertaken to be your advocate, who will plead your cause. Are you a believer spreading the gospel of Christ? As an advocate, the Holy spirit provides you with the power to witness (Acts 1:8) and will abide with you forever (John 14:16).
Do you need wisdom? Here again the Comforter has undertaken to be your counselor. He will give you wise counsel and guidance. He is telling you that If you lack wisdom, ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to you (James 1:5). A message of comfort for everyone We all need wisdom because we don’t know everything. Friend don’t lean on your own understanding (Pro. 3:5-6). Trust God wholeheartedly; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Seek His direction in everything you do. He’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Sure, we need wisdom, how can we guide our own way? How can we direct and instruct others?
Let’s take the comforter and the counselor’s advice and ask accordingly. Let’s ask for Godly wisdom today and even forevermore because we may make mistakes and do stupid things even in both complicated and simple matters and unless we seek His wisdom, we will walk our way into problems. All we need to do is just ask. But ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind and will receive nothing from the Lord (James 1:6). Our part is just to ask in faith, and He will give us wisdom. He will guide us with His counsel so that every action we take will bring glory to His holy name.
Are you battling in prayer? Here again the Comforter has undertaken to help you. He is your helper. He will assist you. He will intercede on your behalf.
26 “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Rom 8:26).
Do you need spiritual understanding? The comforter will teach you all truth. He will inspire the scriptures, thus providing guidance and direction to you. Here again the Comforter has undertaken to be your teacher. He will teach you free of charge. He will not charge you tuition fees. Above all He’s not an angry tutor but an awesome tutor who will teach you all truth. He teaches all who lack wisdom and understanding without a fee.
Are you broken hearted? Then listen to the Holy Spirit our comforter, who magnifies Jesus. You need His word of grace. Christ heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. It is His character, His habit, His promise, His delight to heal the broken hearted. The work of Jesus on the cross, His sacrificial death nailed our sicknesses and diseases on the cross and there is provision for our healing. My Lord, heal the broken hearted, heal the sick for your name’s sake.
Some are so broken hearted that only Jesus can mend their hearts and loose them from their affliction, but He can, and He will do it. He can move you to a new dimension, to health, to hope, to joy. He has often done so for multitudes of people under previous trials and tribulations, and He will do it for you because Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever and His steadfast love never ceases. You who are today broken hearted and in distress shall yet be moved to a new dimension and set on high, and those who now mock you and mistreat you shall be greatly ashamed. What an honour to experience his divine power and to restore more than what I have lost. Only almighty God can do this. Glory be to His name.
Is it a day of trouble with you? Then the Lord almighty is saying: “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me” (Ps. 50:15). Expect to see the Lord glorified in your deliverance. Are you in fervent prayer? Do you cry day and night unto Him? Then the set time for your deliverance is near. God will answer you. He will deliver you to display of His glory. We wish for His glory more than we long for our own deliverance. Let the Lord be glorified. Therefore, The Lord says, “Call upon me in the day of trouble. I’m the one who delivers, rescues, and redeems. And I will do it.”
Are you an unbeliever? The Holy Spirit is convicting you of sin and coming judgement. Receive Christ today and have a seat and a mansion in heaven. The greatest deliverance is from sin, death, and hell. Jesus died on the cross and rose again on the third day to fulfil the ultimate rescue mission. All who call upon Christ for deliverance will not be turned away.
All you need to do is to put your trust in Him, and if you will, you may pray this prayer:
Dear Lord: I recognize that I am a sinner and need to be saved.
I understand that Jesus died in my place and suffered the judgment of all of my sins.
I believe that Jesus rose from the dead and He is at the right hand of the father.
Lord Jesus, I surrender my Life to you.
Come and Live in my heart and be my Lord and saviour.
Thank You for saving me. AMEN!
Let’s thank the Lord for His comforting words. He came to seek and to save the lost. He loves to rescue sinners from their sins and give eternal life to all who believe. He will give us wisdom which surpasses the wisdom of this world and we believe it. Lord, help us in such a way that we will not hesitate in calling on you in times of trouble. We magnify your name. All eyes will see, and all ears will hear how good and mighty God you are. We adore you and praise your Holy Name. Amen!