DIG for Thursday the 12th of March…..asking the Holy Spirit to come is a silly thing to do…..John 14 v 16 and 17

If we truly understood our Bibles we would stop saying some silly things.

For example we would stop saying, “come Holy Spirit”, we would stop asking the Lord to “open up the heavens and send your Holy Spirit”.

If we just thought for one minute we would realise what a ridiculous statement this really is.

In His last big “monologue” to His disciples Jesus told them that there was another coming after he went away.

He would be called the Comforter, obviously meaning the Holy Spirit, and we indeed see Him coming at Pentecost in the Book of Acts.

What we do not see in the rest of the Bible is the Holy Spirit going back!

He did not go back so logically He cannot come again; He has always been here from that day mentioned in Acts chapter 2.

Jesus said that He would abide with us forever (John 14 16).

God told us that as believers, He would never leave us nor forsake us and this is also clearly talking about the Holy Sprit (Hebrews 13 v 5).

A more appropriate statement would be to thank The Lord for His presence via the Holy Spirit.

Thank Him that He is always with us, even when we do not feel it.

Thank Him for His continual guidance even when we are not listening or hearing.

If we are asking for God to open the heavens and send His Spirit what we are saying (maybe not consciously) is that He has left us for some reason.

We are saying that He has gone away and we want Him to come back, and that is wrong, wrong thinking.

Under the new covenant the Holy Spirit is with us and in us, we have all we need inside us.

He is not out there somewhere waiting to be asked in or invited to our meetings; He is here.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that through your Holy Spirit you are always with us, and thank you that you will never leave us nor forsake us”.

John 14 v 16 and 17…..And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you