In this post, I just wanted to present some brief thoughts concerning The Spirit of Truth; that is, The Holy Spirit. The Church was established upon the outpouring and release of the Holy Ghost. On the day of Pentecost, God sent the Spirit upon the apostles and disciples who waited for Him in the upper room.
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)
The entrance of the Spirit of Truth performed two main tasks among many:
• The first is that it revealed man’s sin and error. - And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. (John 16:8)
The Holy Spirit’s presence in the Church reminds men that God does have principles (or standards) that have to be followed. He reveals what the Lord requires. Jesus stated that when the Holy Ghost came, He would lead them into all truth. He would reveal Christ to the world.
• The second is that it brought man into a personal relationship with God. - And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. (Galatians 4:6)
The Spirit of Truth brings men into understanding the nature of God. He reveals to men their relationship and position with God. His presence brings men into the same relationship as Christ before the Father.
Though there are many, many other tasks that the Holy Spirit performs, the above mentioned are foundational to walking with Christ. We know that the Spirit will also empower us for service, comfort, guide, warn, and protect the Christian. We should remember to be grateful that we were not left alone when Jesus returned to the Father.