And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but ye know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you. John 14:16-17
Let us break down these two verses of the words of Jesus concerning the Holy Spirit. First of all, Jesus asserted that we can know the Holy Spirit while the world can’t see nor know Him, the Spirit of Truth. Everyone should endeavor to know the Person of the Holy Spirit. He was given to us to know Him personally like Jesus Christ who was given to us by the Father in heaven. Very few Christians know the Holy Spirit experiencially, never talk to Him nor live by Him. Do you know the Holy Spirit can hear our inner voices? Our spirits can be wired to the Great Spirit who is abiding with you and in you.
There are three things Jesus mentioned about the Holy Spirit when He comes after Christ is gone. 1) The Holy Spirit will abide with you forever. The abiding presence of the Holy Spirit shall be with us on whatever places we may go since the Holy Spirit is omnipresent. We are always within the range to give and receive the “signal” to and from the Holy Spirit of God. 2) The Holy Spirit will dwell in you and with us. He will reside where we are as a permanent resident.This is mind-boggling and hard to comprehend but it is the truth. 3) The Holy Spirit will be in you because you know Him personally. Knowing the Holy Spirit as a “Person” makes the difference between theological concept and personal relationship.
How real the Holy Spirit in your life? Are you led by the Spirit of God? You can grow in the knowledge of the Spirit. He can help you in learning how to live under the anointing of the Spirit. We learn about the Holy Spirit through the words of Jesus Christ and we learn Jesus Christ through the guidance and witness of the Holy Spirit.