John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you
Advocate: Counselor, One called alongside to help.
That is the description.
No Retainer, no contingencies.
One who will never leave you.
How does that feel?
Having the world’s smartest, most powerful advocate, who has your back?
Someone who not just your advocate when you get into problems, but someone who is a practical co-laborer and helper.
Another translation of the word Advocate is comforter.
One who lightens our burden through encouragement.
Who can’t use a little more encouragement in their lives?
I could use a whole lot for sure!
John 14:17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.
The Holy Spirit is a HE. Not an IT.
That He, is our best friend, and if he is not already, it is God’s desire that the Holy Spirit become your friend. Your BEST Friend.
When you think about your best friend, what comes to mind?
1. You call them when good things happen
2. You call them when bad things happen
3. You want to hang out with them during your free time
4. You want to call them just to talk
John 14:26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you
Who do we call when we need advice? When we need clarity?
It should be the Holy Spirit first and foremost.
When you think about who you are.
Think about who you are in relationship to God.
And Who God in all 3 forms is in relation to us.
To be in truth about your identity.
I AM LOVED
I AM GOD’s Representative
I AM NOT ALONE
I AM REPRESENTED by the Counselor
I AM BEFRIENDED by the Advocate
It’s my prayer for ME, and YOU, that we can find a true powerful real relationship with the Holy Spirit.
First to bring life into me
2nd to bring life into this world.