"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 said to you." - John 14:26 NAS

Holy Spirit = Helper

Here’s something interesting. The verse above is from the New American Standard version; it translates the Greek word “paraclete” (which means the “Holy Spirit”) as the Helper. Compare this with other translations:

  • The King James Version translates Helper as Comforter.
  • The New International Version translates Helper as Counselor.
  • The New English Version translates Helper as Advocate.

All four translations give us a more complete picture of the Holy Spirit. He is Helper, Advocate, Counselor, and Comforter.

  1. Helper = He empowers us with a “want to” to follow Christ in faith.
  2. Advocate = He reminds us that God is for us and loves us.
  3. Counselor = He is our teacher and guides us in how to understand and apply God’s Word to our everyday life. He gives us wisdom.
  4. Comforter = He is our greatest, most compassionate encourager in a time of need.

To know God – know Jesus in faith. To know Jesus is to receive a great gift – the gift of the Holy Spirit.