He’s “Another Comforter” – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional April 25th

(The Holy Spirit—The One Who Goes Alongside You)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 John 2:1 NIV
“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.”

John the Apostle in 1 John 2:1 called the Lord Jesus “our advocate with the Father.” The word translated as “advocate” here is “paraklētos.” “Paraklētos” actually means one that is called to go alongside or go together with you, one that is called to aid; a helper.

It’s the same word the Master used in His reassuring words in John 14:16 AMPC: “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever.”

This translation gives us seven beautiful synonyms that come out of the word “paraklētos.” Comforter is one; the others are Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby. Hallelujah!

Why did Jesus talk about “another Comforter” to His disciples before His death, burial, and resurrection? It’s because He was going away to the Father, and wouldn’t be with them for much longer.

For that reason, He’d ask the Father to send them “another” Comforter, who would abide with them forever!

The word “another” is translated from the Greek word “Allos.” “Allos” means another one of the same kind, quality and type. So, He’s saying that this Comforter (the Holy Spirit) would be like Himself.

In John 14:17-18, He continued, “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.”

Jesus, our Comforter, went to heaven, but He sent us the Holy Spirit to take His place so we’ll never miss His presence.

Now, instead of walking the streets with you as Jesus did with the disciples, He walks the streets in you. He’s in you and with you forever. Praise God!

Go Deeper
Isaiah 9:6; John 14:18-19; John 15:26 AMPC

Dear Father, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to live in me. I acknowledge Him as my Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby—always with me and in me! He’s my refuge and strength. I’m yielded to Him, to be led, guided, strengthened and taught the things of the Kingdom of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 21:5-38, 1 Samuel 23-25
Romans 15:20-33, Psalm 131-132

Commit to memory the seven synonyms of the word “paraklētos” as given in the Amplified Classic Version.

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