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Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 246

  1. “He lives with you and will be in you” (John 14:17).

Therein lies a promise. The Holy Spirit will be IN you. Now much can be made about this promise and how it differs from the presence of the Holy Spirit in Old Testament days. “In” vs. “Upon” is a shift many have focused on–and, indeed, it is worthy of our attention. But the even more evident truth here is that this experience is yet in the future for the disciples. He “will be” means He is not yet. It seems quite evident that, at least for them, the faith moment and the Spirit moment are separate events. Perhaps the John 20 infilling is in view here, or perhaps the Acts 2 event. But whichever might be on Jesus’ mind, the clear fact is that the moment is yet ahead.

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