How does the Word of God and the Holy Spirit work together to make us complete in Him? How do they interact? What is their relationship one to another? This is something I have often asked myself as I study His Word. Yes, I know the Spirit of God takes His Truth in His Word and energizes it, makes it come alive, real, to me. But is there more?
Today I read the following from a new book by JD Greear that perfectly summarizes the divine interaction of the Word and Spirit and I want to share that truth with you. Enjoy and be encouraged and blessed.
The Word is eternal and unchanging. The Spirit‘s direction is temporary and varied.
The Word gives us promises. The Spirit compels us to risk in certain situations.
The Word outlines the mission. The Spirit inspires a vision.
The Word sets the standards. The Spirit guides the operation.
The Word shows us the end game. The Spirit points to a starting place.
The Word sets our expectations. The Spirit inspires our dream.
The Word describes the character of God. The Spirit pulls us into His emotions.
The Word recounts God’s acts of salvation. The Spirit sheds abroad His love in our hearts.
The Word gives us the revelation. The Spirit illuminates the explanation.
The Word provides the content. The Spirit brings the convictions.
The Word helps us to know. The Spirit enables us to learn.
The Word commands us to hear. The Spirit empowers us to listen.
The Word commands us to obey. The Spirit beckons us to follow.
After all, Jesus said: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you” (John 14:26).
The following is from Jesus Continued by JD Greear.