The Holy Spirit is My Best Friend
The Holy Spirit is My Best Friend
Last night I lay in bed at 4 am talking to the Lord, the Holy Spirit. For some reason it came to me that I wanted to call Him my best friend. I asked Him if it was OK with Him. He brought to mind that Abraham was called the friend of God.
2 Chronicles 20:7 KJV
Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?
Isaiah 41:8 KJV
But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen , the seed of Abraham my friend .
James 2:23 KJV
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith , Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
Then I remembered that Jesus said, "I have called you friends."
John 15:15 KJV
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth : but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Moses was intimate with God like a friend.
Exodus 33:11 KJV
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.
What is a friend like?
A friend loves you all the time.
Proverbs 17:17 KJV
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
A friend will sacrifice all for you.
John 15:13 KJV
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
A friend counsels you.
Proverbs 27:9 KJV
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
A friend rebukes you.
Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend ; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful .
To be a friend of Jesus we must obey Him.
John 15:14 KJV
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
A friend is lovable to you and close like a loved one.
Song of Solomon 5:16 KJV
His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
A friend prays for you.
Romans 8:26 KJV
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought : but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
A friend comforts and teaches you.
John 14:26 KJV
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance , whatsoever I have said unto you.
A friend desires prosperity for you.
3 John 1:2 KJV
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health , even as thy soul prospereth .
A friend visits you often and especially when you are sick or in prison.
Matthew 25:36 KJV
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick , and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
A friend guides you to truth.
John 16:13 KJV
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come , he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear , that shall he speak : and he will shew you things to come .
A friend shares with you out of an open heart.
Acts 16:14 KJV
And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened , that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.
A friend helps you to be godly.
Gal. 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections
A friend does not grieve you.
Ephesians 4:30 KJV
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
A friend gives you gifts.
Hebrews 2:4 KJV
God also bearing them witness , both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
How wonderful to think of the Holy Spirit in this more intimate way! He is indeed my best friend and blessed me with fruit, gifts, talents, mantles, callings. All these He also trains me in and as I draw closer to Him, then He draws closer to me. He visits me in visions and dreams. He rebukes me when I need it, He convicts me of sin, leads me to Jesus, and guides me into all truth. He comforts and teaches me. He prays for me. He counsels me. He loves me. I want to be a friend to Him as well, I want to be one with Him, walk with Him, delight in Him, cherish and treasure Him and never, ever grieve Him. He is your best friend, too! He is a friend that is closer than a brother because He lives in us!
Proverbs 18:24 KJV
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly : and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Don't you just love the blessed Holy Spirit of the Living God?
Don't you want to be called the friend of God like Abraham? Speak with Him like Moses face to face?
Have Jesus call you His friend?
1 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Heart Windows Ministry