But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: and ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning (John 15:26-27).
Today’s Morsel: A little girl came home from Sunday school, and her mother asked her what the preacher had taught. To her surprise, the little girl said, “Don’t worry; you'll get your quilt.” The mother was taken aback at the girl’s comment, “Don’t worry’ you’ll get your quilt.” So the mother contacted the pastor to ask what he had taught on, and the pastor told her, “Your Comforter Will Come.”
It’s amazing what children think they hear us ministers say! Jesus told His disciples, “When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.” I don’t understand how people can read this and think the Spirit of God is a person. Jesus said it will be the Spirit of truth. When we understand that He, Jesus, is the truth (John 14:6), we understand that the Comforter He will send is His Spirit. The Holy Ghost is the Comforter and the Spirit of Christ (John 14:26). It is the Spirit of Christ that the apostles received on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4), and it is the same Spirit we receive today, making us His (Romans 8:9). Therefore, to be a true witness of Christ, we must have the Comforter inside us. “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). If you have not yet received your quilt, hang in there; your Comforter will come.
Sing: Well it's that Holy Ghost and fire that's keeping me alive, keeping me alive, keeping me alive; Well it's that Holy Ghost and fire that keeping me alive, Jesus is keeping me alive.