Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wonderful Counselor

Where do you get your consul? I talk with godly friends and seek God’s help through His word in the Bible and through the illumination of it by “The Counselor.”  The Bible admonishes us to, “Seek first the counsel of God” (1 Kings 22:5); and Solomon, the wisest man in Old Testament biblical times said in Proverbs 15:22 that, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.” Who is The Counselor you might ask?

We are approaching the Lenten season and Easter as I write this essay. That season celebrates the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is referred to in Isaiah 9:6 as, “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.” Yes, Jesus is the Son of God and God. He is the one who sent the Counselor. “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who goes out from the Father, He will testify about me, and you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning”  (John 15:26).  Who is this Counselor and what will He do? Jesus tells the disciples and us today by extension, “The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:26).

The Counselor is the Holy Spirit of God and the Spirit of Truth. The most important function of the Counselor is to “convict the world” of guilt regarding its sin as opposed to righteousness. The Holy Spirit will remind the world of the coming judgment as we read in John 16:7.  Yet the Holy Spirit will also guide us in all truth so that we know what is the will of God and the way we should walk. The Spirit illuminates or makes clear His word and plans. This is the Revelation as written in the final book of Scripture. So what do we do?

God revealed through Revelation His works in all the earth.
We Respond in obedience to His will,
Remembering what He has done.
Resurrection power in now ours to live,
Rejoicing in Him always, in all things.
Rest in His Word and His Ways,
Repeat- He lived and died and Rose.
Request the Counselor’s constant help.
For the world is full of rebellion,
We must Repel, Resist and even Run.
Remember to build an altar for all that God has done,
Stand Firm Restored, Refreshed, Renewed, revitalized in Him!

AMEN

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