One of many Truths I have learned from my ‘better half’ in these past years is this fact – “God never works down a one-way street . . . He never does just one thing”.
Case in point? The Holy Spirit.
“And I will put My Spirit in you (says YHVH) and move you to follow My decrees and be careful to keep My laws. ” (Eze 36:27)
And why were the Laws and decrees given? The goal of The Law is to bring us to Salvation/Yeshua and show us our sin and our need for Him and to reconcile us back to our Father. (Romans 10:4, 7:7, 5:10)
And how do we come to the Father? No one comes unless they are drawn (John 6:44) and they must come through The Son (John 14:6), or more specifically, the work of The Son on the cross. (John 3:16-ff)
And how does Father draw us? Through the convincing/convicting power of Holy Spirit. (John 16:8) “For The Spirit brings conviction in regards to sin, righteousness and judgment.”
And as Holy Spirit leads, He leads us into Truth (John 16:13) He is our teacher and the One who reminds us of those things said. (John 14:26).
And then there is the work of Holy Spirit to give the ‘gifts of the Spirit severally as He sees fit’ for the good of the Body and the Glory of our Father and His Kingdom. (1 Cor. 12:7-11) And that is not the end of the work of Ruach, but merely some highlights.
So, back to the original statement – God never does just one thing . . . He never works down a one-way street. Shalom