Unlimited: The Holy Spirit – Your All-Powerful Helper
Jul 23, 2019 1886
And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth (John 14:16-17, NIV).
It was on our Lord’s last night that he made the most encouraging of all revelations to humanity, apart from the forgiveness of sins. It was on that last night that he told us that his death would purchase for the weakest and worst an all-powerful, all-loving Helper – the Holy Spirit.
This All-Powerful Helper would come to earth to stay, to abide forever in all who believed in Jesus − however weak, however foolish, however erring, however mistake-prone, however bad − provided they looked to Jesus Christ.
He would send us another Comforter to be with us forever. He is here, and yet so often we live as though alone. We are never alone. We have an almighty All-Powerful Helper, someone who can do more for us now than Jesus could do in the days of his incarnation for his best friends. He said, “It is expedient for you that I go away” (John 16:7).
It was an advantage for him to go in order that the Spirit might come − that he may be universally present with every believing soul. What a tremendous gift! And that Spirit is as much on earth with us today as Jesus was after Bethlehem. He abides forever. He hasn’t gone. He doesn’t come and go. The All-Powerful Helper is here.
I pray the Lord will open our eyes to see the depths of the privileges of not needing to live alone. “I will pray the Father, he will give you another Comforter, someone just like Jesus.” What tremendous encouragement! − Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: How does the continual presence of the Paraclete, the All-Powerful Helper – God’s Spirit and engaging in prayer mean not having to live alone?