THE ADVOCATE

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever. John 14:16 (NKJV)

In John 14:16, Jesus called the Holy Spirit a Helper. In the Greek this word is Parakletos, or “Comforter.” It suggests the giving of aid much like a legal counselor or advocate would do. The sense in which Parakletos is used means “to come alongside another while giving strength and encouraging support.” The Holy Spirit is God’s personal representative here on earth. He is the third person of the Trinity.

Jesus knew the void within the hearts of His disciples would be great after He returned to the Father. Therefore, God in His greatness and compassion sent the Holy Spirit to comfort the followers of Christ, and He is still with us today. He is our Guide to all truth and our personal Advocate and Comforter before the throne of God. This is your peace and strength—knowing that whatever you face, God faces it with you through the Holy Spirit.

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