“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God” (Romans 8:16). “But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us” (Hebrews 10:15).
You may ask, “What is the Holy Spirit bearing witness to?” The next verse tells us: “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them” (10:16). Simply put, the Holy Spirit is witness to an outpouring of mercy upon this last-days generation.
“It is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. . . . He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself” (1 John 5:6, 10). The Holy Spirit bears witness to all of God’s workings and moving, to prepare us for what He is about to do. Right now His Church is being stirred again, showing us that a sovereign move of the Holy Spirit must come. Out of this gross darkness, the Spirit is going to lift up Christ and draw multitudes to Him.
We are also experiencing a time of darkness in the Church. Denominations are affirming same-sex marriages and an entire generation is turning away from God. Yet in this darkest of hours, the Holy Spirit is awakening all who seek Him. If you are walking in the Spirit, you’ve heard the same witness from the Spirit. That is: The hour of man’s darkness is the Holy Spirit’s hour of outpouring. It has always been that way, and so it will be now.
In this hour of bad news, the Spirit is witnessing good news: “He has saved the best wine for last!”