You Have A Helper
There is no better teacher than the Holy Spirit and no better text than God’s Word
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Verse 16 All three members of the Trinity are mentioned here. Jesus prayed to the Father who would give the Holy Spirit.
Verse 17 The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of truth because He is truth and guides us into all truth.
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
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.
1 John 4:6
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
(Please also read 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
Neither sees Him nor knows Him does not mean merely that the world is not able to visually identify the Holy Spirit because He is spirit. Something more is meant: The Spirit of God is active in the world, but His acts go unnoticed by the world.
I Corinthians 2:14
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Verse 18 Orphan: Earlier, Jesus called the disciples “little children.
John 13:33. Here He told them He would not leave them fatherless; He would come to them.
There are three suggested interpretations as to when that statement would be fulfilled:
1. After the Resurrection
2. At Pentecost, in the person of the Holy Spirit
3. At the Second Coming.
Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not really have tomorrow. Salvation is a free gift. Have a Blessed Day.
Courtesy of Edward Jeffries