You Plus a Small Army
"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…" John 14:16, AMP
OK, so ever felt like you needed a small army to function, survive and thrive in life? Someone to wrap you in their arms and comfort you while at the same time giving you intensive counseling, extra help and the power of their supernatural prayers? Ever needed someone to stand up for you and be your defense attorney while at the same time imparting inner strength into the core of your being? And…just in case you started to fade, they were there "on standby" to jump into action in any one of these capacities?
Thank God, we have such an army! He's a Person—the Greater One, the Holy Spirit. Be encouraged today as we look at all the things Jesus said the Holy Spirit would be to and for us...forever!
Our Comforter: The Holy Spirit is the only Person who knows how to pour the warm, healing power of a soothing balm into those sometimes raw, broken places in our hearts. He knows just what we need and when He fills us with His Presence, we experience real comfort.
Our Counselor: When we need direction, insight and therapy in the various areas and seasons of our life, the Counselor steps in. Since He has all knowledge of the past, present and future, He can truly give us the very best counsel.
Our Helper: Sometimes we just need to know we aren't alone. We aren't! We have an invisible Helper working with us. The Holy Spirit is always there to help us think, know, talk, write, organize, study, manage, sell, lead, create, speak, befriend, witness, understand, discern, administrate, sing, edit, work, build, design, invent and do all the things we must do.
Our Intercessor: When we need a prayer partner—we have One! The Holy Spirit initiates prayer, the insight and revelation we need to pray and the unction to pray effectively on the behalf of God's purposes and for the benefit of others.
Our Advocate: When the world, the flesh and the devil come against us, we have an Advocate! The Holy Spirit is on our side and He comes to our defense. He constantly presents us to the Father as the blood-washed, righteousness of God in Christ. If He is for us, who can be against us?
Our Strengthener: We all need inner strength, stamina and endurance. The Holy Spirit is the one who strengthens and reinforces us in our inner most being and personality. He enables us to stand strong and prevail.
Our Standby: Sometimes we need that extra boost, that extra bit of wind in our sails and that overdrive gear to get to the finish line. The Holy Spirit is always on standby to help put us over into victory! When we feel we are at the end of our rope, the Spirit has some extra rope on standby.
Why not ask for the Holy Spirit's power and influence in your life today?
Say This: "Father, I thank You that I do have the help of a small army—or rather, a massive army! I am so glad for the Holy Spirit and His work in my life. Holy Spirit, You are the Greater One and You live in me! Today, I ask You to be my Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener and Standby. In Jesus' Name. Amen."