The Spirit declares


John 16:13-14  When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.  He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

In moments where something spiritual that once seemed unclear becomes clear, the Holy Spirit is at work.  Whether it’s a verse of Scripture or something you’re learning through prayer, God is working in you for the purpose of His own glory.  When we need an answer from God, it’s not often that we’d hear an audible voice speak to us.  It’s more likely that we’d “hear” from Him through the person of the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit guides us in truth.  He helps us discern right from wrong, allows us to see what sound biblical doctrine looks like, He declares to us what God is revealing. When we’re in need of direction, it’s the Holy Spirit that shows us the way.  When we’re looking for God’s will, it becomes clear (though usually not all at once) by way of the Holy Spirit’s work. He convicts us of sin, leads us in truth, and speaks to us the things of God.

It’s because of the Holy Spirit that we’re able to bring glory to God.  He molds us and shapes us to be of godly character, bearing witness to Christ through our example to others.  He loves others through us, accomplishes the Father’s will through us, and empowers us.  He’s God in us and He’s what other people see of God through us.