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The Holy Spirit Your Comforter

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever (John 14:16, AMP)

Jesus called the Holy Spirit the “Comforter” or “Paracletos” in the Greek. This term is an extremely rich word used to describe the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The term was a legal term used in  Roman courts back in the days. The closest parallel that would help us understand this rich term is that of a lawyer today. It is someone that you call upon to be on your side in a court case. This person understands the system more than you do and has your back. The two keywords or phrases to understand are “called”  to be on “your side”.

As Paraclete,  the Holy Spirit is on your side-standing up for you, defending you, providing guidance on what to do and say, strengthening you, helps you pray or understand the scriptures, yearning to see you win this race big time, etc. He is on your side. He is your Paraclete. The seven synonyms in the Amplified version above attempt to capture this rich word describing the ministry of the Spirit —Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby. 

A crucial aspect of the Paraclete is hidden in the word “called” or “summoned”. The Paraclete does not come in to help until you call or summon his  help. This is critical with the Holy Spirit. You have to welcome, cooperate or WANT His help otherwise you will not benefit from it. With everything the Paraclete is to us, there is no room for failure. You are wired to thrive and succeed in life from birth into the kingdom! 

MEDITATE

List 3 or 4 areas in your life that you need the services of the Paraclete from heaven.

APPLY THE WORD

Until a Paraclete is called, he  will remain silent.  The same is true of the Spirit. You have to encourage His work in your life as you learn more about Him, rely on Him and learn to follow His leading.

PRAY

Thank the Lord for the wonderful Gift of the Holy Spirit.

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