Vital signs- Thursday, January 28th, 2021
““If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. “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 14:15-26 NKJV
One of the lesser known disciples, Judas (also known as Thaddeus), questioned Jesus at the Last Supper asking how would He reveal Himself. Jesus answered Judas stating that revelation would come to the disciples through love, obedience, and unity with the Father and the Son with the coming of the Holy Spirit. Judas sought Jesus for answers. Today, believers are privileged to have the Holy Spirit and the Word of God which magnify God and guide believers to all truth.
Where or from whom are you seeking revelation about your life, your future, and your circumstances? God’s Word and the Holy Spirit give true perspective to life’s questions and answer our deepest needs.
Father God, I thank You that we have God the Holy Spirit within us to guide us and teach us Your truth. I thank You that we have Your Word to read and study. Lord, increase my spiritual perspective and worldview so that my perception aligns with Yours. In Jesus’ name. Amen.