God Always Present in the Holy Spirit

John 16:7, “If I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you.”

How is it that we have the audacity to question God and say, “Where are you? Why did you leave me?” A baptised Christian is never alone, for he has the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 6:19). It is the age-old temptation of the Devil, “Did God really say…” In our sin we say, “Did God really say I have the Holy Spirit? Did He really mean it when He said I am His child?” The only right answer is: Yes!” God is not a liar (Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:18). If you are baptised and wonder if God is really with you, it is an affirmative YES. His Spirit would be no Helper if He abandoned us.

Are you really God’s child? Yes! When in doubt, look to your Baptism. In Baptism, your old self was killed and you were made new; you now belong to God (Romans 6; especially vv. 1-11, 20-22). In our Baptism, God says with an emphatic yes, “You are Mine.” The evidence is in your Baptism, and we are gifted with the Holy Spirit His Helper to be forever present with us.

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