The Comforter

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you.

John 14:16-17

When Jesus Christ would return to the Father, he gave a beautiful promise to His disciples a Comforter. Jesus’ love for them was so great that He would not leave them alone. That same Comforter received by the Lord’s closest followers is available today to anyone who believed in Him. The Son of God is at the right hand of His Father seated on His throne until His triumphant return. However, here on Earth, every son and daughter of God have dwelling within him or her the Spirit of truth.

The word comfort means giving comfort or encouragement to someone to withstand a sad or adverse situation; ease the pain and distress of a person; help someone through good words and caresses to withstand distress. In this regard, a comforter animates us, gives us courage to resist the evidence, we are relieved of pain and anguish because he helps us and gives us words of encouragement. That’s just the kind of Comforter that Jesus prayed to the Father to give us.

The modern world distorts things and has given a different from what things are conforming to God’s direction. Likewise they call “making love” to have sex, in Spanish language, the word meaning as comforter in English is used today referring as dildo, a sexual object used for female masturbation. I clarify this so that one who is not familiar with the Bible and is fluent in both languages will not be confused with modern distortions in the use of the word translated into Spanish for Comforter.

The biblical Comforter is none other than the Holy Spirit, just as described in the Word of God. In John 14:26 we read: But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you. Our Comforter not only encourages us, gives us courage to resist the trials, relieves us the pains, helps us and gives words of encouragement, but also teaches us all things and reminds us all that the Lord has said.

The Comforter testifies about Jesus, as John 15:26 says: But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall bear witness of me. This biblical verse is very interesting because it clarifies to those who deny the divinity of the Holy Spirit. If our Comforter came from the Father, He has the same attributes as He and the Son, who proceeds from the Father also.

Jesus gives his disciples an explanation of the appropriateness of the Comforter to come. Says John 16:7-11: Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send him unto you. And he, when he is come, will convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and ye behold me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world hath been judged. Let celebrate that our Lord has sent us the Comforter. God bless you.

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