Consider the fact that The Word of God was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. – 2 Timothy 3:16, NLT
…No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. – 2 Peter 1:21, NLT
If the Holy Spirit was the overseer of the writing of the very Word of God, then it stands to reason that the writings were masterfully done, for excellence is a hallmark of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God wasted not a single word when speaking to those who would scribe the Old Testament and the New Testament. Every detail was carefully considered. It is this careful attention to detail that inspires me to read the Word of God with as much attention to detail as it took to write it.
The Holy Spirit helped men of God write the Word, and the Holy Spirit helps us to read the Word. When we reverence the care with which the Word of God was written, we are more likely to find treasures of revelation. One such revelation came to me as I slowly read the book of Acts. While carefully reading the Word, I stumbled across this portion of scripture:
Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching the word in the province of Asia at that time. Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia, but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there. - Acts 16:6-7
Did you see that? It would be missed if not read with care.
Verse six makes mention of the Holy Spirit. Then verse seven makes mention of Him again only by a different name.
… “the Spirit of Jesus”
Think about that.
Dear reader, do you realize that the Holy Spirit within you is the reality of Christ? The Holy Spirit wants to make Jesus real to you. The Holy Spirit’s primary focus is to glorify, magnify, and emphasize the Son. In that regard, He is Heaven’s greatest evangelist! The Holy Spirit always emphasizes Jesus.
He is the Spirit of Jesus. He is the One Who reveals Christ. He is the One Who vivifies the Savior. They are One in the same. What does this mean? Dear reader, you’ll love this.
This means that the Holy Spirit will do anything for you that Jesus would and could have done standing before you in physical form. The Holy Spirit is Jesus without physical limitation; He is Jesus everywhere. Meditate on that truth, and believe God for something miraculous. The Holy Spirit makes Jesus real, because He is the Spirit of Jesus!