Daily Devotional

"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

The Role of the Holy Spirit – The 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.

Helper = He empowers us with the “want to” to follow Christ in faith.
Advocate = He reminds us that God is for us and loves us.
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.
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.

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