The Holy Spirit's Ministry


You have someone in your life who is a comforter, counselor, helper, advocate, and a strengthener. That someone is the Holy Spirit, who is Jesus in you!

I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. JOHN 16:7

Jesus’ promise recorded in John 16:7 contains a name for the Holy Spirit — Comforter — that reveals the uniqueness of His nearness to us. It’s equally translated from the Greek into six other names, each describing a different aspect of the Holy Spirit’s ministry in our lives:

Comforter: One who relieves another of mental distress.

Counselor: One who gives advice.

Helper: One who gives relief and support.

Advocate: One who pleads the cause of another.

Strengthener: One who causes you to become stronger, to endure and resist attacks.

Standby: One who can always be relied on.

Isn’t it reassuring to know you have Someone in your life with all these attributes? That Someone is the Holy Spirit, who is Jesus in you!


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