But the Helper
(Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby),
the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in My name
[in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf],
He will teach you all things.
And He will help you remember
everything that I have told you.
John 14:26 AMP
(FROM THE PUBLISHER: While His Own Heart Ministries received an uncorrected proof of Jesus in Me for review and does endorse the book, we are in no way receiving compensation for any coverage of it from the author or her publishing team.)
If you’ve been with His Own Heart Ministries for its past three posts, we’re so glad you chose to join us for that in-depth look at cultural chaos and productive responses the Christ-follower can make toward leveling out that chaos.
Hopefully, you’ll also remember that the Holy Spirit plays a pivotal role in equipping us to make those responses with God-given authority. If not, a review is available here.
Since an ongoing relationship with the Spirit is so imperative to taming the chaos we’ve discussed in recent posts, His Own Heart is diverging from its usual pattern between now and the end of this month. As Christian author, speaker and teacher Anne Graham Lotz so aptly discusses in the soon-to-be-released Jesus In Me book from WaterBrook & Multnomah, an individual simply cannot tame the chaos alone; the harder we try to fight cultural chaos, in fact, the more likely we are to be consumed by the chaos.
It’s a blunt statement, but it’s also a true statement.
And because Jesus in Me does such a great job of spelling out not only the importance of your relationship with the Holy Spirit – but also the how-to’s of developing and maintaining that relationship – we’re publishing some of our favorite points that Lotz as well as her peers make in the book.
PLEASE NOTE, however, that what you read here in our posts barely scratches the surface of Anne’s teaching in the book. This could possibly be the best book in her collection to date. Impeccably written – impeccably timed – “Jesus in Me” challenges Christ-followers everywhere to pursue full-throttle an energizing, personal relationship with the Son of God. Through well-researched Scripture and personal experiences relayed as only she can relay them, Anne guides readers toward two life-altering realizations. The first is that every human is created in the image of God for the sovereign purpose of His glorification. The second, built on the foundation of the first, is that we fulfill this purpose only when we walk closely and in tandem with the Holy Spirit, who is literally Christ manifested in us. In confusing and tempestuous times – amid what can be a confusing and tempestuous culture – “Jesus in Me” is a must-read for every person with a sincere desire to know, follow, and reflect Christ.
We do, therefore, encourage you to read Jesus in Me for yourself, take its wisdom to heart, and prayerfully implement it into your life.
I have learned day in and day out that the Holy Spirit is [everything] that Jesus is, though without His physical body. He is Jesus without skin. Just as Jesus is the exact representation of God the Father, the Spirit is the exact representation of Jesus’ mind, will, and emotions … The Holy Spirit is … Jesus in me!
On Loving the Person of the Holy Spirit:
My prayer for this book is that you . . . will discover [the Holy Spirit] by personal experience as your constant companion and that the discovery will lead you to love Him more.
The Helper [Holy Spirit] is available to assist, aid, or furnish you with relief. I know. Just call on Him.
. . . the Holy Spirit comforts us through the love and care of those around us.
Can it be that you have missed the comfort of the Comforter because it has come indirectly through someone or something else? Like Mary Magdalene, are your tears blinding you to the presence of Jesus right there beside you?
The truths that she has taught me—and that she now shares with you in this book—have come not just from deep study but also from the personal experience of a woman who has learned the rhythms of grace through a lifetime of faithfulness. (PRISCILLA SHIRER, Bible teacher and author)
Even as I share…stories of the [Spirit’s] healing touch, I confess that I have had strained or broken relationships…that have not been resolved…even though I have prayed earnestly. Still, I am confident that the lack of resolution is not because the [Spirit] has been inactive… So I continue to pray for my heart, and the hearts of others, to submit to the [Spirit’s] active involvement.
(Interested in learning more about Jesus in Me? Access pre-order information and see Anne’s Gift Bundle here.)
– Copyright 2019, Carole Anne Hallyburton. All rights reserved.