Saturday, July 8, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 July 8

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged” (John 16:7-11).

Today’s Morsel:  A young girl came home from church and her mother asked her what the pastor's message was for that day.  She replied, “You’ll Get Your Quilt.”  The mother somewhat surprised of the message title, and decided to call the pastor and inquire about it; the pastor told her his message title was actually, “Your Comforter Will Come.” (humor)  The Greek word for Comforter is par-ak'-lay-tos, an intercessorconsoler: advocate, comforter.  Jesus told His disciples that it was expedient for them that He go away.  For if He did not go away, the Comforter would not come unto them; but if He departed, He would send it to them.  Because Jesus is the Holy Ghost, they could only receive it if He departed.  Jesus wanted them to know that even though they would not see Him with them physically, He would be with them spiritually. When the Comforter came, it would reprove the world of sin, unrighteousness, and judgment.  In other words, the Holy Ghost will reveal sins in one’s life, allow you to see right from wrong, and reveal to you what the end state will be for those who reject it.  The Holy Ghost is God's Spirit within us.  
Sing: O’ Lord send the fire just now, O’ Lord send the fire just now, O’ Lord send the fire just now and baptize everyone. 
Thought For Today:  Do you need a comforter!

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