The Full-blown Holy Spirit experience.

John 14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
23 Yehoshua /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. 
24 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.

25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 
26 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. 
27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

Judas asks, (Not Iscariot) “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” (Vs 22)

He had already explained that He would send the comforter, therefore, with a little frustration He explains yet again, because they find it so difficult to wrap their minds around His Spirit hanging with them.

And the key to having the full-blown manifestation of the Holy Spirit of Christ is obedience to the Word of God.

Yehoshua /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. (Vs 23)

Yehoshua makes a home with those who keep the Commandments, this is just what is said by Paul, when He says: “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1st Corinthians 3:16)

This is abiding with Christ Yehoshua! Did he not say, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

He wants these men to remain devoted to Him and to carry out His ministry. He also wants them to have a strong assurance that although He dies, there is life on the other side. Being in possession of His Spirit, is His guarantee of life, and not death.

On the other hand, he says, “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.” (Vs 24)

The father knows who is pretending to follow Christ, because they have serious difficulty living according to the Word of God, and keeping the Covenant. And are unwilling to even try. But they will try to tell us how we should walk with YHVH God.

“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. 
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 
(Vs 25-26)

Yehoshua is comforting them, And everything they need to know will be made manifest by His Spirit. He will continue to teach them, and us as well, as we bear our individual crosses.

His Word will be in our minds when we need them, His Spirit will remind us of His teachings as we carry out His ministry on this Earth. But most of all, His peace will prevail in our hearts and minds. This mitigates the fear that we might have had without His Spirit.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (Vs 27)

Satan may attempt to make us fearful, but because we have faith in Yehoshua, we will not be fearful. For His Spirit is forever whispering in our ear, I am yours, and you are mine!

“I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. 
And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.” (John 17:10)

Today, if we are not hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit, Perhaps we should consider returning to the way of Christ, Return to His Sabbath, and His Feast days, return to all of the commandments, just as He taught them. And be the embodiment of His Spirit, carrying out His Ministry.

Did He not say, “Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:19)

Shall we not be great in the Kingdom, for His sake?

It doesn’t cost us anything to abide by His Commandments, but if we do not what will it cost us?

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” (John 10:27, 28)

Shalom My friends,

Chuck Greever

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