“When it comes to prayer, we are the seekers, the Spirit of God is the revealer of all things” -Fisayo Oluwafemi
The Holy Spirit was given to us when Jesus went back to the Father, He said if He didn’t go the Holy Spirit will not come.
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the COMFORTER WILL NOT COME UNTO YOU; BUT IF I DEPART, I WILL SEND HIM UNTO YOU.
We understand by the word of God that Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to us and that we have the Holy Spirit in us in the New Birth. We will just consider few things that the Spirit of God does in relation to revealing things to us.
(1) THE HOLY SPIRIT REVEALS THINGS
Jesus said the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth and also show us things to come.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and HE WILL SHEW YOU THINGS TO COME.
Let’s see these words
(a) He will guide you into all truth.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit OF TRUTH, is come, He WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH…
I love the word “guide” there, it tells that He will lead us into all truth, not just a few truth but all truth. Truth is essential in our walk with God, and for us to grow effectively we need to be taught the truth of God’s word. We understand that truth is Jesus and the word of God, so this means what the Spirit of God will guide us into is Jesus and God’s word
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I AM the way, THE TRUTH, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: THY WORD IS TRUTH.
“Truth that is not under the guide of the Spirit of truth and does not point to Jesus and God’s word is not truth”
Truth has to be revealed by the Spirit of truth, it must emanate from Him and must project Jesus and the word of God and that’s what the Spirit of God will guide us into.
(b) He will show you things to come.
John 16:13 …for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and HE WILL SHEW YOU THINGS TO COME
The word “He will show you THINGS to come” this is related to the next outline. We need to know that the things to come can only be revealed by the Holy Spirit to us. Jesus actually said the Holy Spirit will show us things to come. On this promise we must hold God’s word to ransom that it must be fulfilled in us.
John 16:14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall SHEW IT UNTO YOU
Jesus said the Holy Spirit will receive them from Him and show it to us, what will be shown to us are things of Jesus, these things of Jesus will cause a shift in our lives. This is the reason we need to engage the Holy Spirit in prayers so that He will show us things to come. The things to come that will be shown to us will make us live in the time to come even in the present hour. We will begin to live in the reality of the times ahead and then fasten up in prayers. I can tell a little experience of the things to come that I had by engaging God with this scriptures we are considering. One thing that will bring this to pass is by engaging the Lord with prayers.
(2) THE HOLY SPIRIT REVEALS THE THINGS OF GOD
This is quite similar to what we just discussed but just to take it a little further, we saw that the things to come that the Spirit of God will show to us are the things of Jesus. We will also see deeper into that same work of the Holy Spirit in relation to things to come.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: FOR THE SPIRIT SEARCHETH ALL THINGS, YEA, THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD.
You see the word “but God has revealed them unto us by His Spirit” we must understand that things can not be revealed to us by any other means except by the Spirit of God. It went further to say
“the Spirit searches ALL things…”
What the Spirit of God searches is all things… You remember how Daniel engaged the Lord in prayers concerning the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar which he interpreted without having a knowledge of the dream before, we saw that it was God that revealed it to him
Daniel 2:1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.
2:5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, THE THING IS GONE FROM ME: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
2:17 Then DANIEL WENT TO HIS HOUSE, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:
2:18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning THIS SECRET; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
2:19 THEN WAS THE SECRET REVEALED unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
2:22 HE REVEALETH THE DEEP AND SECRET things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
We understand that God will reveal things to us by His Spirit because He searches all things and then He make them known to us.
Then we see
“the deep things of God”
As we engage God by His Spirit, God will begin to reveal things to us by His Spirit even the deep things of God, which we saw that Jesus said also that the Holy Spirit will take of the things of Him and show it to us. The deep things of God are also the secret things of God and the word says the Spirit of God search them out and then make them known to us.
We understand that the secret things belong to God and things that are revealed belong to us and to our children
Deuteronomy 29:29 THE SECRET THINGS BELONG UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD: but those things which are REVEALED BELONG UNTO US AND TO OUR CHILDREN FOR EVER, that we may do all the words of this law.
The Holy Spirit search them and show us those secret things of God. Everyday we ought to be receiving this. The beautiful thing about the Spirit of God is He gives these things freely to us
1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; THAT WE MIGHT KNOW THE THINGS THAT ARE FREELY GIVEN TO US OF GOD.
How to engage God in these things is by prayers and then have a knowledge that they are freely given to us of God. It’s the Spirit that reveals the the deep things of God even the things to come. As you press into God in prayers the Spirit of God begin to reveal them to you because they are yours as scriptures said. Amen.