Today I want to start a series of posts on some basic Christian thoughts we should never forget. And I’m starting out on the subject of the Holy Spirit, God with us!
And mahn, He is that personality that has been mystified by so many people such that sometimes believers don’t really know what to think of Him.
John 14:16, 26 KJV
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
The word comforter is translated from the Greek word paraklētos (pronounced par-ak’-lay-tos) which means someone who is summoned, called to one’s side, especially as one’s aid.
In the widest sense, it means a helper, succourer, aider, assistant.
The Holy Spirit is the very life and essence of God released to the believer, and the Bible teaches that He is here to help!
Jesus actually called Him “another Comforter”. This means He’s come to help in the place of Jesus while He is not physically walking the earth.
This then implies that the Holy Spirit is the presence of Christ in us.
Verse 16 of John 14 tells us how long the Holy Spirit will stay. Forever!
He doesn’t leave. That means He is not subject to a bad mood. He is not vexed at your childishness. He stays come what may!
Do you have the Holy Spirit? Yes!
Ephesians 1:13 KJV
In whom ye also trusted , after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
After you believed the gospel you were sealed with the Holy Spirit.
And what is the gospel?
1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4 KJV
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
It is the message of Christ’s death for our sins, His burial and resurrection. The sufferings of Christ and the glory that follows. And the scriptures teach that because we have believed this, we have the Holy Spirit!
1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 John 4:4 KJV
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
The believer has the Spirit of God. The person of God living in her (him).
This sure implies that the believer is not without help!
This summarises it for me.
I’m not without help!
I’m not without God!
He is always near. Never far away.
I don’t need to pray for His presence.
I only need to be grateful for His presence and involvement in my life.
Hebrews 13:5-6 KJV
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
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