The Spirit of Truth
When he the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.
John 16:13, niv
The Holy Spirit is so identified with the Bible, one of His names is Truth! In fact, Peter reveals that the Holy Spirit is the inspirational Author of the Old Testament Scriptures. (2 Pet. 1:20–21) And Paul wrote to Timothy, encouraging him to stay in the Scriptures because, “all Scripture is God-breathed,” referring once again to the Spirit-inspired Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16, niv).
Have you been trying to work up some kind of emotional feeling? If you lack “it,” have you felt you didn’t have the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, which means He always works according to and through the Word of God whether youfeel Him or not. Have you been seeking some ecstatic experience, thinking that would be the Holy Spirit? Remember that He never acts independently; He always works throughthe Truth—the living Word of God, Who is Jesus, and the written Word of God, which is your Bible. He is never spooky or silly or superficial or self-promoting. He is the Spirit of Truth.
Just Give Me Jesus, (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2000).
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