John 15:26 – When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, and you will testify also.
We must always remind ourselves of Jesus’ words, “when the Helper comes.” As He was pointing His disciples to the soon future event of the coming of the Holy Spirit, He was establishing the thought that they would never be alone. Jesus is clear in this passage that both “the Helper” and His disciples would testify of Him. The Helper is here with us as He was with them. Nothing has changed in the purpose of God. The Spirit testifies of the Lord Jesus Christ by filling us with boldness to open our mouths and declare the Lord’s presence to save and deliver. He testifies with mighty acts of power, but He chooses to work through weak beings. It is in weakness that the grace of our Lord is revealed. Consider the Lord’s word to His servant Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
The Holy Spirit always bears witness to the truth, for He is the “Spirit of truth”! Jesus tells us the Spirit of truth “proceeds from the Father.” He is the “Spirit of the Father and the Spirit of the Son.” The Holy Spirit in us is how the Father and the Son have taken up residence in our being. They are with us in the Holy Spirit. This too, is how we are with them and why Paul could say, “He raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6). The Father already sees us seated with Christ. For Him, it is a done deal. For us it should embolden us to testify of what the Lord has accomplished.
Our testimony is not theoretical, but is a reality because of this presence of the Helper. Believers believe in the Holy Spirit as stated in the Apostles Creed, “I believe in the Holy Ghost.” It is more than believing He is the “Third Person of the Trinity.” We are called into a vital relationship with the Spirit Himself. Our relationship with the Holy Spirit is revealed through a joint cooperation of His testimony and our testimony. He is not on the outside, but on the inside of every believer. He is there to bear witness to the Son through us. He desires, on a daily basis, a working relationship with each believer. Out of that relationship He reveals to an unbelieving world the power of Jesus’ victory at the cross and an overcoming life because of the resurrection.
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself more and more to you as the Helper. Ask Him to reveal truth. Ask Him how He desires you to cooperate with Him in testifying of the risen Christ.