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Holy Spirit Stained GlassIt is written,

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”

John 14:16-18

The comforter is our Father which is simply the Spirit of God that is Holy…hence Holy Spirit. The character of His Spirit is truth. The world could not receive the Holy Spirit because they would not receive the truth…i.e. God manifest in the flesh. Those of the world are natural minded and will not believe anything that they cannot “see”…i.e. understand with their natural minds. However, Christ’s disciples Knew Christ and the one that sent Him because they received Him by faith through thier spirits. This is why Peter could say,

“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.”

Matthew 16:16,17

The Holy Spirit dwelt with them because He filled Christ but soon, on the day of Pentecost, The comforter (The Holy Spirit of God) would dwell “in” them through the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said, “I am my Father are one.” Essentially there was no difference between the two because Jesus yielded perfectly to His Father. While Jesus will return physically at some point in the future, He did return through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. This is why Perter could say, “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” Jesus was the express image of the Father and when the Holy Spirit came that image now expressed Himself through Christ’s disciples.

the point I want to make is Colossians 1:26:27

“Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”

If you want to be intimate with Jesus seek to connect with Him through the body of Christ. People often times look towards heaven hoping to find the presence of God when, in reality, He now dwells in each of us through the in filling of the Holy Spirit. The intimacy we seek with God, the close, familiar relationship we desire of Him, can be found by opening up to one another in love and sharing Christ that dwells within us.