The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him and cried out, “See, recognize, discern and perceive the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the whole world! “This is He of whom I said would come after me in time, but is actually superior to me because He existed, as He is, in the now. He was before me, because He is before me.“I myself did not recognize Him at first, but now that I can see who He is, I am baptizing with water as a means to reveal Him to the nation of Israel.” Then John went on to say, “I saw the Spirit come from the eternal realm, like a dove that appeared to fly down out of the limitless sky and light on Him. And it, or He, remained on Him and filled Him, making His home in Him. “And that is how I recognized Him, because the One who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is He who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’"
(John 1:29-33 – JITN)
But on the final and most important day of the feast, Jesus just stood up right where He was, and without any timidity or self-consciousness at all, began to yell out at the top of His lungs these words: “Let anyone who is thirsty come to Me and drink! Whoever believes in Me, as the Scriptures have stated, living rivers of life will continuously and freely flow from within their inner beings!” This was His way of introducing them to the ministry of the Holy Spirit, whom those who believed in Him would later receive. The era of the Holy Spirit had not yet begun at this time, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
(John 7:37-39 – JITN)
“If you really love Me, keep these commands of mine. And I will ask the Father to send you another Helper, just as He sent Me to you. And this Helper will be your Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Standby, and He will never have to leave you as I have to leave you now. He will be with you indefinitely…forever. He is the Spirit of Truth, and the world at large cannot comprehend or accept Him at this point, because it has no perception of His reality. But you already know Him, because He has been living with you, and as soon as I am released from this physical manifestation, He will begin to live in you. Just because I will no longer be seen by you in this incarnation, does not mean that you will be orphaned by Me. I will come right back to you as My Spirit-self. In a few hours the world will no longer see this flesh-man, but you will still see Me with your spiritual eyes. You will not be limited any longer to only seeing this Jesus, but you will be freed and released to see this Christ! And because I will transcend and outlive the physical, you will also transcend and outlive the physical. When all this comes together for you, you will realize that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you…all together…all connected…all one! And whoever holds on to My commands and does them, proves that they love Me. And those who love Me will experience the reality of the Father’s love for them, and it will ultimately reveal to them who I really am and who I have been all along.”
(John 14:15-21 – JITN)
“I have told you as much as I can while I am still with you in the physical realm. But this Advocate/Helper that I’m telling you about – the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My behalf – will teach you all of this. He will remind you of everything that I have said to you and will make it all make sense to you. So don’t be unsettled about these mysteries. I don’t want to leave you in a state of turmoil."
(John 14:25,26 – JITN)
“If you find that the promoters of this world-system hate you, don’t take it personally. Remember that they hated Me first, and their intense dislike is more about Me than it is about you. If you blindly followed the rules of the religious world-system, its proponents would love you. But you are non-conformists and iconoclasts like Me, so the people who feel threatened by you will hate you. People who do not walk in the light always hate and fight what they don’t understand. So don’t forget this: A servant is not greater than his master. If people mistreat Me, they will mistreat you. It comes with the territory. But if they have done what I told them, then they will do what you tell them to do. Basically, people will do to you exactly what they did to Me, because you belong to Me and they don’t know the One who sent Me. If I hadn’t been so open and candid with them, they would not be guilty of the sin of closed-minded unbelief. But now they have no excuse; from now on there is no excuse for anyone refusing to walk in the light. But the bottom line is that whoever hates Me, hates My Father, also. You surely must realize that I have done things that no one else has ever done, and I have done them right before the eyes of the general public. If I had not been so visible – if I had not made the truth so accessible – they would not be guilty. But many of them have seen and heard it all and still hate both Me and My Father. That is why the Scriptures are true when they say, ‘The people hated Me for no good reason.’ But when The Helper comes, whom I will send from the Father, He will be revealed as the Spirit of Truth, and He will tell you all about Me. He will fill in all the blanks for you and will make all of this make sense to your spirit and to your mind. Then you will be empowered to also easily tell others about Me, because you have been with Me from the beginning and you will know exactly what to say." (John 15:18-27 – JITN)
“But you need to realize that this is really a new beginning for us all! It is to your advantage that I go away, because if I do not leave this fleshly incarnation, the Holy Spirit cannot come to you. But if I leave this realm, I will personally be able to send Him to you. And when He comes, He will show everyone around the world the truth about sin and God’s justice and about how judgment works. The Spirit will show them that they were wrong about Me – that it was a sin to reject Me and not believe in Me. He will show them the truth about righteousness, and they will be able to understand it then, because I will be with the Father and you won’t see Me in this present incarnation again. And He will show them the truth about judgment, because God has already judged the so-called ruler of this world. I really have so many more things to say to you, but I think that you are already saturated and a little overwhelmed with all this. But don’t worry about it. When the Spirit of Truth is finally revealed, He will guide you into all the truth that there is. He will not speak on His own and tell you something different than what I have told you. He will only tell you what He has heard from Me, and He will give you the insight to know what is ahead so that you can actually see into the future. The Spirit will glorify Me, because He will take My message and make it global and universal. And He will declare it to you, directly. Everything that the Father has is mine. That is why it is so important that the Spirit takes My message and integrates it into your consciousness. In just a short while you will not be able to see Me with the natural eye, but then you will be able to perceive Me by the Spirit, because I am returning to the Father in the now.”
(John 16:7-16 – JITN)
Once again He said to them, “Peace be to all of you; just as the Father sent Me into this dimension, now I am sending you to all the people of world.” Then He took a deep breath and began to breathe and blow on them, and into them, in the same way that God had breathed into Adam in the creation. As He continued to blow on them, He began to say, “Receive…receive…receive the Holy Spirit. Receive the power to forgive sins; if you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you refuse to forgive them, they are unforgiven. You now have the same power and authority on the earth that I have had, not just to heal diseases, but to forgive sins, as well.”
(John 20:21-23 – JITN)
Be filled with the Spirit today!