The Helper

If you love Me,
keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another
Helper, that He may abide with you forever — the Spirit of truth, whom the
world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know
Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I
will come to
you (John 14:15-18).
Jesus was everything to the disciples. He met their every
need during His three and a half years of ministry. If they didn’t understand a
scripture, they would go to Him and He would explain it to them. Once they
needed money to pay taxes and Jesus told Peter to go fishing, and the first
fish he caught would have the tax money in its mouth!
When they had trouble ministering healing to an epileptic
by, Jesus set him free. When they needed to feed a large crowd, Jesus was there
to multiply a little boy’s lunch and feed over five thousand with it. Jesus was
everything they needed.
Here in John 14, Jesus is preparing His disciples for His
departure to heaven. He wanted them to know that He was not leaving them as
orphans. He told them that He would send someone to take His place in their
lives. That someone would be everything that He was to them. When He told them
that He would send another comforter, it literally reads in the Greek, another comforter of the same kind.
Everything Jesus was to them, this coming person would be to them.
The word helper in verse 15 above is the word parakletos in the Greek. It means one who is called alongside to aid or help. The
Latin word for helper means one who comes
with strength.
The Amplified Bible gives the various shades of meaning this
word parakletos  contains – Counselor,
Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby.
We actually have it better than the disciples did who
walked in Jesus’ presences. The Holy Spirit now resides in us and Jesus
promised that He would be to us everything that Jesus was to the disciples.
Inside of you today, is wisdom, guidance, strength, ability, and insight.
 You’re not an
orphan! You’re never alone. Develop your relationship with the Divine
personality that lives inside of you. He is sent to replace the physical
presence of Jesus in your life. Yield to Him. Court His presence. Open your
heart life to Him. Saturate your mind with the Word so that He can communicate
with you easily.
He knows the challenges in our future and has promised to
be our helper and our guide. Expect His help today!

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