“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper to be with you forever---the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you and He will be in you." John 14:16-17
Jesus had told His disciples, a number of times that He was going to leave them. But this time was shortly before His crucifixion. He wanted to assure them that He was NOT going to leave them ALONE. So He tells them that He will send them another HELPER. In the GREEK, HELPER is called a “parakleton”, meaning “one called alongside to HELP.”
This Helper would be with them CONTINUALLY and would NEVER LEAVE them. This Helper is the SPIRIT of TRUTH. He is NOT RECOGNIZED nor is He ACCEPTED by the world, because the world does not SEE Him or KNOW Him. But because He will take up residence inside the disciples, they WOULD KNOW Him. He will take up where Jesus ended. He will be NOT ONLY their Helper, but He will be their GUIDE, TEACHER, COMFORTER, COUNSELOR, INTERCESSOR, and CONSTANT COMPANION.
The TRUE BELIEVER, today, RECEIVES the Holy Spirit at the time of conversion, and He does NOT leave the TRUE BELIEVER. REMEMBER, Jesus told them that the HELPER would be with them FOREVER, and so will He be with the TRUE BELIEVER. He will be our GUIDE, TEACHER, COMFORTER, COUNSELOR, INTERCESSOR, and CONSTANT COMPANION. We too have that ASSURANCE.
Our problem, a lot of the time, is that we QUENCH the Spirit and are NOT FULLY SUBMISSIVE to His LEADERSHIP. Some want to “blend in” with the world, and not be considered “different” but God’s word tells us that we are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9) If you are a TRUE BELIEVER, you are DIFFERENT than this LOST and DYING world. You are CHOSEN and HOLY, and you are God’s POSSESSION. Have you been called out of the DARKNESS? Do you POSSESS the Spirit of Truth? If your answer is “NO” to these questions, then you are DOOMED to spend ALL ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL of its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. The ONLY WAY for you to ESCAPE Hell, is for you to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, by TURNING TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. And you MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and RECEIVE the SPIRIT of TRUTH, (HOLY SPIRIT), to work in you and to make you what God wants you to be. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!