The Promised Indwelling – John 14:15-24
The night before His crucifixion, Jesus told His disciples what was in store for those who love Him. Jesus promised to send the Spirit to be with and dwell in His followers in such a way that the triune God, Father, Son and Spirit indwell all Christians. Those who demonstrate genuine love for Jesus by obedience will be privileged to have God dwelling in them. In this sermon Pastor David discusses what it means to have God live in us.
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 Whoever has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love Me does not keep My words. And the word that you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.” (John 14:15-24)