Never Without Help – Pastor Chris
Friday, December 23, 2016
I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you (John 14:18 AMP).
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The Greek word for “comfortless” is “orphanos,” meaning helpless or fatherless. Jesus, though in heaven, didn’t leave us helpless. He sent us the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has come to live in you, and as you yield to Him and trust Him with your life, He’ll make you successful in all things. He’s your unparalleled advantage. Those who don’t recognise and fellowship with Him, struggle through life. They’re the ones constantly in need, pain and defeat.
There’s no need for a Christian to pray, “Oh God, help me,” when he has the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is all the help you need. Asking God for help in that manner is praying from a position of disadvantage; Jesus already said that you have a helper in the Holy Spirit. When you pray with such negativism, there’ll be confusion in your spirit, and Satan would take advantage of your ignorance.
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Never say, “Lord, help me”; rather say, “I’m mightily helped of the Lord, because the Holy Spirit—my supreme advantage—lives in me.” It’s the responsibility of the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, strengthen, and teach you the things of the Kingdom of God. But it’s your responsibility to yield to Him and let Him have His way in your life. It’s your responsibility to open your heart to Him and live in, and by His Word.
The Bible says, “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt…” (Colossians 4:6). This means you should only speak glorious things; words that are consistent with the provisions of the Gospel. Therefore, affirm always that you’re never without help. It makes no difference how riotous the storms get or the intensity of the fire; the Holy Spirit is your refuge and strength—a very present help in the day of trouble.
No wonder He says, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” (Isaiah 43:2).
Dear Father, I acknowledge the precious Holy Spirit you’ve given me; He’s my Comforter, Counsellor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby. I’m mightily helped of you, and therefore confident that my progress, prosperity and advancement is evident, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 15, Zephaniah 1-3
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 18:1-12, Zechariah 1-2
FURTHER STUDY: John 14:26, Zechariah 4:6
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