Today’s devotional is from JOHN 16:7
- 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.
Isn’t it wonderful to have the sweet Holy Spirit that is able to lead us and guide us into all truth.
Where would we be without the sweet Holy Spirit?
The Greek word translated ‘expedient’ means ‘to be an advantage; profitable.’
How could any situation be more advantageous or profitable than having Jesus physically with you?
When Jesus walked on this earth in His physical body, He was subject to many physical limitations. For instance, He could not always be with every one of His disciples all the time. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, He could. Instead of Satan getting rid of Jesus, 120 ‘little Christs’ (that is literally what the word ‘Christian’ means) came out of the upper room on the day of Pentecost.
Jesus taught His disciples as no teacher ever had, yet they had very little understanding because they were not born again. However, when the Holy Spirit came, He lead them into all truth and even showed them things to come.