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