John 14:26 certainly had a special meaning for the apostles. God’s Spirit gave them flawless memories about the things of Jesus Christ! God’s Spirit enabled them to write the perfect words of Scripture.
We do not have the same ministry today; God has completed the Scripture. Today, God allows us to feel the weakness of our minds. As we age, our minds might not be as sharp as when younger and about this God gave us a warning.
NKJ Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them”: (Ecclesiastes 12:1 NKJ)
Scripture warns us that if we live long enough, days will come when we will feel the weakness of our flesh, more and more! We are commanded to remember God when we are young because it will be harder to do that as we age. How young, you might ask? We are younger today than we will be tomorrow! God does not give us a specific age but uses the word “youth.” Today is youth compared to tomorrow and right now is youth compared to the next moment!
The verse above promises the Spirit’s help. Not even the sharpest young mind can grasp the simplest things of Christ without the Spirit. The title Christ refers to Jesus as the Anointed One and as “Christians” we are like little-Christs, little-anointed ones. Why? How? Are we little-Christs, we are Christians, not only because we follow Jesus but also because we have the Spirit!
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. (1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NKJ)
Now, 1 Corinthians 2:9 is one of the most misinterpreted verses in Scripture. It is not talking primarily about Heaven, rather if you look at the context Paul’s focus is on Christ Himself and His cross. What the unaided human eye and mind cannot see, cannot understand is the glory and saving power of the cross. But we understand the cross, its meaning, its power because we have God’s Spirit!
This teaching of Christ and His cross is something the world just does not get –
But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14 NKJ)
We with God’s Spirit, even if we have grown old, even if we are in some way weak minded or ill, we always have more than our own mind – for “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16 NKJ)