22.3 John – VoJ

In theater and stage the unseen voice of an announcer or narrator is often referred to as the V.O.G. or Voice of God.  In our lesson today we learn that the Holy Spirit also speaks as the Voice of Jesus.

In verse 13 we read, “He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears”.

Don’t miss the depth of the love and self-sacrifice that line of scripture tells us about the Holy Spirit.

It brings to mind Team Hoyt, the father who has pushed his disabled son through more than 30 marathons for the joy on the son’s face.  Or even a translator or interpreter who gives up the things they have to say purely to sign or say the things being spoken by another.

The Holy Spirit is God, just as much God as the Father or the Son.  Yet, He purposefully and intentionally gives up His own words in our life to relay the words of Jesus.  He is the voice of Jesus in our souls, in our day to day lives.  He is the model of trust and reliance of our Lord for the words.

Why?  To bring glory to the Son and to the Father.  Verse 14: “He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.”

Wow!

My Answers:

5.
We know the Bible is true because Jesus promised the Spirit of truth would guide the disciples who wrote it.

6.
He does so through a self sacrifice.  Instead of speaking on His own, He speaks to men only what Jesus tells Him and Jesus tells Him the words that belong tot he Father.  In this way, Jesus is eternally glorified.

7.
speaks to us in the words of Christ.  I need Him for every part of life but in particular daily direction, guidance on how to pray, work on my heart to be more submissive to God and patience to wait for God’s timing.

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