Guide Into All Truth (John 16:13). Or Forgotten God. Which best describes the Holy Spirit in my life? A multiple-choice question, and “somewhere in the middle” is not a choice. If I had to select from only these two choices, which one would it be?
THE HOLY SPIRIT—GUIDE INTO ALL TRUTH OR FORGOTTEN GOD?
The Bible tells us much of the Character and Person of both God, and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. But most believers know comparatively little of the Character and Person of the Holy Spirit. This despite the fact that soon after Jesus ascended into heaven He sent the Holy Spirit to comfort (John 16:7), and to guide believers into all truth (John 16:13). Limited in their understanding of His intended role in their lives, too many believers are failing to tap into their Primary Power Source, the Holy Spirit. As a result, to both their and the Church’s loss, too many are failing to realize anywhere near their full potential as Christians. As Francis Chan has so famously stated:
... we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results ... (let us) stop and remember the One we’ve forgotten, the Spirit of the living God .
(for more on Francis Chan’s thought-provoking New York Times best-seller, Forgotten God, see the full blog at www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/forgotten-god-v2)
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to reconnect with the God that they may have forgotten. Readers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers.
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!
1. Chan, F., Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, First Printing, David C. Cook, Colorado Springs, CO, (quote taken from the Amazon online blurb for this book), 2009