Another Comforter

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

The Amplified Version of the Bible adds these terms to describe “another Comforter”; Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby. The Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition uses the word Paraclete which is literally a paralegal. This insinuates that we are or get ourselves in trouble.

Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament terms defines paracletos as one who is sent to plead another’s cause to one.

Now let us place this plea in a proper perspective of who it is we are talking about. The another Comforter is the Holy Spirit. Now who’s cause is He pleading?

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

Our advocate before the Father over the issues of our sins is Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is sent to us to plead the cause of Christ to us. We do not need to have our actions justified here on earth, we need to have them corrected.

The Holy Spirit who is another Comforter is not Jesus Christ. They have separate roles and responsibilities within the will of the Father. Jesus testified of Himself, Who He was and what He is doing. The Holy Spirit does not testify of Himself, He testifies of Jesus Christ, He is the other Comforter.

Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

For His cause.

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