Reference: John 14:17–“The Spirit now abides with you, but will be in you.”

In this teaching Bruce explains how miraculously extraordinary it must have been for the disciples to transition from the Holy Spirit WITH them to the Spirit IN them. For three plus years they had experienced Jesus as their “external” teacher, guide, counselor, mentor, and friend. Then Jesus told them as he spoke of His death: “I will not leave our orphans. I will come to you.” And so He did, in the person of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling. Another One just like Jesus came to abide with them forever. And so it is with us too: as we receive Jesus as Savior and Lord, His Spirit “dwells” in us, living in our bodies even as we do, radiating the nature of Jesus in and through us!

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