John 14:26 But the Comforter, who is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
THE HELP THE HOLY SPIRIT WANTS TO GIVE US, IS VERY PRACTICAL IN NATURE
What is a Comforter? – An advocate, intercessor, a consoler, comforter, helper. The Greek original is Paraklétos – pará, “from close-beside” and /kaléō, “make a call” – Example, a legal advocate who makes the right judgment-call because they are close enough to the situation. It also means an advisor-helper. One called to one’s aid. It is a picture of one who comes alongside. In its most basic form it means helper. Help is something practical. If I am drowning and someone comes and helps me, they step into my situation and help me out of it.
a. THE HOLY SPIRIT WANTS TO COME AND COMFORT YOU
Comfort: To comfort means to come along-side and give you strength and hope. To comfort means to console and encourage.
Console: To console means to alleviate the grief, to alleviate the sense of loss, and to alleviate our troubled or saddened hearts. He wants to identify with you in what you are facing. The word consolation means to do something to make a person feel less sad or disappointed. It speaks of a lifting of any heaviness and the lifting and removal of burdens.
Encourage: To encourage means to come and fill you with hope, confidence and determination.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement), Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.
b. THE HOLY SPIRIT WANTS TO COME AND HELP YOU
The Holy Spirit wants to come alongside you and I and be a helper to us. A helper is someone who helps another person with a job or a task. But the helper we have is also an advocate. An advocate is a highly skilled individual who knows your rights and is able to defend you. This is the kind of practical help you and I need in our daily lives.
John 14:16 ‘And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever!’
To help means to give assistance or support. To help means to improve and relieve what you are facing or going through. It goes beyond that to include the fact that He wants to rescue and save us. Our helper is someone who does not come and go but He is with us and will be with us forever. It is for this very reason that we should develop our relationship with the Holy Spirit.
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