In John 16:7 Jesus says it is in our best interest for Him to return to His Father:

“It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you."

In other words, He is saying: “You’ll be much better off when I go. If I don’t go away, the Comforter won’t come. But if I go away, then the Father and I together will send the Holy Spirit in my place. It is in your best interest if I go.”

The history of the book of Acts evidences that. The very moment the Holy Spirit came the disciples had a totally new concept of the work of Jesus, his authority, their own standing in God, and of the message they were to preach, and of the Old Testament prophets. Peter stood up immediately and began to quote the prophet Joel. Immediate light, understanding, boldness, and authority came upon them the moment the Holy Spirit came.

Jesus returned to His Father, but the Holy Spirit did not. He is still with you, to empower you with all you need to live a godly life, and to be a bold witness of Jesus Christ.

Reflect

Don’t limit what the Holy Spirit can do through you. Rather, thank and praise Him for it!

Prayer

Heavenly Father, You are able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Give me boldness in my testimony and open my eyes to understand Your Word. To You be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

This devotional is taken from

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