It is best for you

Today’s Encouragement is John 16:7-8 NLT But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you.

It is best for you-

This amazing statement of Jesus has always challenged my thinking.  It’s as if He is telling his disciples…  ‘Look guys, it’s best for you!  Best that I go away! Best for you that I leave you!  Because when I go, I will send the Holy Spirit!’

And all this even better than having Jesus physically present with us!?!  Still shakes the ground around me!  How can anything be better than being in the presence of Jesus Himself?!  Yet, He said this my friends! 

So, there must be a much deeper truth here than mere words can describe… something deeper than we may have seen before.

This Holy Spirit, God’s presence, is dwelling, living, within every believer, and He is eternal, all-wise, and all-powerful! 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

It truly is The Best for you and me – that God’s Presence is living within, dwelling inside, abiding with us… even better than being with, walking beside, or talking face to face with Jesus!

Father God, please open our hearts to the truth of Your Holy Spirit dwelling in, living in, and guiding us! We long to be close to You!

He Lives!

Alan Jackson

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