John 14:15 (NLT)
If you love me, obey my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.
Love that… “He lives with you now”. I see this as the Holy Spirit being like a member of the family “He lives with you…”, He will always be with us, never leaving us alone. Never do we have to do life alone…ever. What a promise! But there’s more, not only does He live with us, but He will be in us. With and In, are to very different things. In, implies He will be a part of us and we a part of Him. Joined at the hip with the one who helped form the universe, with the one who empowered Jesus and with the one who knows all truth…pretty cool if you ask me. The Spirit of the living God was promised, Jesus spoke about Him and in these verses mentions “later will be in you”. And church, later is now! Later is today! Talk about the Joy of the Spirit-Filled Life…this is it…now. You and I are living in the now of the Holy Spirit. Exciting times!