A Complete Picture of the Holy Spirit

January 26, 2023

“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

There’s so much richness in Scripture!

Take a look at the verse above from the New American Standard version. It translates the Greek word for Holy Spirit (paraclete) 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 our Helper, Advocate, Counselor, and Comforter.

Helper: He empowers us with a “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 times of need.

To know God, get to know Jesus.

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

Do you know Him?

Written by Bryant Wright, Founder, RFTH