Friday, February 26, 2021

Our Help and Comfort in Life

 Friday, February 26, 2020

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26

Our Help and Comfort in Life
God really did do a wonderful and loving thing for us by giving the Holy Spirit as our Helper. We have the Holy Spirit with us all the time – He never leaves our side. In fact, our body is a temple – the home of the Holy Spirit. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV He is our constant companion.

In the scripture above, Jesus was talking to the disciples before He went to heaven and telling them that the Holy Spirit (Helper) would come to them/us after He goes away. The Holy Spirit is a helper given to us who provides us so many different things. Some of the things the Holy Spirit does for us:

·         Helper - But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 16:7

·         Teacher - the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26

·         Convicts Us of Sin - And when He comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment…John:16:8

·          Reveals Truth - When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth… John 16:13

·         Gives Spiritual Gifts - All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. 1 Corinthians 12:11

·         Seals Our Inheritance - In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit… Ephesians 1:13

·         Provides Strength in Our Weakness - Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness… Romans 8:26a

·         Sanctifies Us - But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11

·         Comforts - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  Romans 15:13

One of the greatest gifts of the Holy Spirit to us is that He is our comforter. The Greek word for “Comforter” or “Counselor” is parakletos. which means one called to the side of another, or coming alongside another to counsel or support the one who needs it. This Counselor, or Paraclete, is God the Holy Spirit, who has been called to our side. This is God Himself dwelling in every believer.

When hope runs out, and troubles come, we know God has overcome the world and He has already won all our battles. But we still have to walk through the valleys and live through the battles. We are more than conquerors, but in the middle of the battles it doesn’t feel like it. We have the Holy Spirit with us and this examples for us what we should do for others when we can - come alongside them for support along the way.

Because we have the Holy Spirit, we don’t have to endure anything in this life alone. He never leaves our side, never closes His eyes and sleeps, never turns His head away. Through the he lonely, difficult times He is always there. He gives us the comfort we need that no one else can give us.  Even if we don't feel His presence we can know that He is always there. 

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