John Lesson 19 Day 2

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John Lesson 19 Day 2

John 14:15-17

3.  The Godhead Three in One

Jesus said, I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Advocate/Comforter/Intercessor/Counselor/Strengthener/Standby)

The Father, Son and Holy Spirit have a plan that they are in unity about this plan.

In this verse, the Greek word allos (Latin alius) translated “another” means “another of the same sort” or “one of two” unlike the Greek word Heteros which means “another as in a difference kind” (Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament). So, when Jesus said He would ask the Father for “another advocate/helper” He meant the advocate/helper will be like Himself.

“This advocate/helper will be with you forever.”

Jesus did not give them a complicated theological explanation of the trinity. His purpose was to calm their fears of being left alone in the world without Him.

4. a. Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

Advocate—“The word Helper translates the ancient Greek word parakletos. This word has the idea of someone called to help someone else, and it could refer to an advisor, a legal defender, a mediator, or to an intercessor.” (EnduringWord.com)

“The devil is called the accuser, κατηγορος, in full opposition to this name and title given here to the Holy Spirit.” (Trapp)

Spirit of truth is truth—these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:10 ESV

The Spirit of truth is not popular in an age of lies, and the world cannot perceive the Spirit and does not know Him.” (Guzik)

b. In addition to the current Holy Spirit activity . . .

In addition to being with them, Holy Spirit will be in them. . . forever. Permanently.

In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit was active,

“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you (Acts 1:8)”

“During the Old Testament days, the Holy Spirit came and went in (1 Peter 1:11) and among people. David expressed fear about God taking His Holy Spirit from him (Psalms 51:11). This is in sharp contrast with promises of the New Testament (this verse, Romans 8:35-39, Ephesians 1:13-14 , and Hebrews 13:5).” Andrew Wommack Living Commentary

5. The Holy Spirit is in me.

Holy Spirit is the abiding presence of Jesus. IN me.

“Jesus’ statement here that the world cannot receive the Holy Spirit is very important. This means that until people are born again, they cannot receive the Holy Spirit. Unbelievers cannot be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Peter used this as a proof of salvation in Acts 11:15-17.”  (Andrew Wommack)


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