“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
John 14:26 NKJV
When Jesus was leaving the earth, He reassured the disciples and us, by extension, that we would not be left orphans (John 14:16-18). He promised another comforter just like Him — the Holy Spirit. Jesus was a comforter when He was on earth; He was there for the disciples in times of trouble. (Mark 4:35-41, Matthew 14:25-29, Luke 4:38-39)
With Jesus by their side, the disciples knew they had the supernatural advantage. No wonder they felt bereft when He said He was going back to the Father. Yet, you can bet their perspective changed when they received the promise of the Holy Spirit.
The disciples who once fled at the sight of the Roman soldiers, and the religious leaders of their time, boldly withstood them to the face on several occasions afterwards. (John 14:1, Acts 2:22-24; 4:5-13, 18-20)
Now, just like the disciples, with the Holy Spirit inside of us, we have the supernatural advantage. By His power, we can do the greater works Jesus talked about in John 14:12. There is absolutely no problem, disease, challenge or obstacle we cannot overcome.
“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
I John 4:4 NKJV
Listen, this is how we fight our battles. Jesus did not tell us that we would be without trials and tribulations. On the contrary, He warned that we should expect them (John 16:33, John 15:18). He, however, did not leave us defenseless; We have the Spirit, we have the supernatural advantage.
So as you go about your day and week, stand fully assured that He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world. You have the Holy Spirit! He’s your supernatural advantage!
CONFESSION FOR THE WEEK:
This week, I walk in supernatural advantage
I am conscious of the Spirit at work in me
He is greater than he that is in the world
Nothing is too hard for God
I am a child of God
Therefore nothing is too hard for me!
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 9:37-50, 1Thessalonians 2:1-9, Psalms 136, 1 Chronicles 26-28