And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever (Jn. 14:16 NKJ)
One reason why we have difficulty relating with the Holy Spirit is because He seems to be too abstract or mysterious to us, “like the wind!” We humans function with pictures in our imaginations. When we think of Jesus an image easily comes to mind, maybe from a classic portrait of Jesus or from a film about Jesus.
What comes to your mind when you think of the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit look like? How does He operate? Is He some mystery that we cannot really understand or relate to? Is He a wind that we cannot truly know or have a relationship with?
The scripture above gives us a clue to help us understand what the Holy Spirit is like. He is not a wind or some mystery that you cannot relate with. Jesus called Him “another Helper.” The word “another” implies there was already a Helper with those whom Jesus was addressing, and this Helper was Jesus himself. He was the Paraclete (Helper) who stood beside the disciples while He was with them – providing, protecting, guiding, encouraging, and teaching the disciples.
Jesus tells them “another Helper” will be coming. This Helper was the Holy Spirit. What does the Holy Spirit look like? He looks like Jesus!
While on earth, Jesus was a Man with flesh and blood and we could easily relate with Him. But the Holy Spirit, is, of course, Spirit. If He had to take up a body and live here on earth, He would look exactly like Jesus! And get ready for this – the Holy Spirit answers to the Name Jesus. When you call Jesus, guess Who shows up? The Holy Spirit!
From the verse above, who gives the Holy Spirit?
APPLY THE WORD
Start relating with the Holy Spirit within you as you would to Jesus if He was beside you.
Thank the Holy Spirit for living inside of you and bringing you into fellowship with Jesus.
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