“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work” (2 Thess 2:16-17).
Does the Spirit miss out on these delightful ministries to us? Of course not! It is only by the Spirit that we receive these blessings from the Father and Son. Look at the cascade of spiritual wonders lavished on us. The Father and Son have united their hearts in making us the object of their love; They have given us everlasting consolation through the Good News declared to us; through this, They have given us good hope through grace in receiving it; now They are standing by to comfort our hearts in every time of need, and are determined to solidly ground every good word we speak and every good work we do, so they may stand the test of time and bring fruit in eternity. Can you imagine the waves of blessing that would flow if we believingly prayed this for the Lord’s people?