And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Savior, the Holy Spirit of Truth, who will be to you a friend just like me—and he will never leave you. The world won’t receive him because they can’t see him or know him. But you will know him intimately, because he will make his home in you and will live inside you. John 14:16-17 TPT
This is so exciting! What a beautiful gift the Father has given us-His Spirit of Truth. Three things I’d like to point out in this; 1. He will be a friend. 2. He will never leave. 3. He will make His home in me.
According to the dictionary, the word friend is described as follows: a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard, a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter. Well if that doesn’t describe the Holy Spirit, I don’t know what does. However it goes way beyond that definition because you can have a friend who likes you and even has feelings for you, but that friend will never live inside of you.
That parking spot is reserved! Only the Holy Spirit can occupy you completely and intimately while leading you into all truth. He can never leave you. Like the Lord showed me awhile back, “I’m so woven into the fabric of your being that if my Spirit left you, I would take your spirit with me. You can no more take My Spirit from you then you can take the coffee out of water. We are one!”
You came by invitation and changed my life forever. My only desire is that You be so evident in me that I will remain hidden and the world see only You. Father, my heart and soul belongs to You alone and I worship You with everything within me. It’s in Jesus’ precious name, Amen.