He Will Give (John 14:16)

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.” – John 14:16
The love of God is abundant, and is displayed through his willingness to give. In John 14:16, Jesus says he will pray to the Father, when Jesus says he will pray to the Father, he is meaning he will pray to the father on our behalf. Jesus continues to say that “He” (being the Lord) will give “you” (being the believer) another Helper. Jesus prayed on our behalf to the Father regarding him sending another Helper. We know from later in the New Testement that this “Helper” is the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost. Jesus requested that God would send us the Holy Spirit so we would have someone to help lead us, convict us, and comfort us as we follow God. Jesus also told us in John 14:16 that the “Helper” or Holy Spirit would abide with us forever. I think it is important to note that Jesus says, “that He may abide with you” because, this shows that the Holy Spirit is with us always, that He is existing with us, all of us. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 say, “Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”. The “Helper” or the Holy Spirit that Jesus is talking about in John 14:16 is given to believers after they turn to the Lord and the veil between the believer and God is torn down. The Lord is the Spirit, the Helper and he will abide in us forever. The Holy Spirit of the Lord will encourage us and help us to be transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord as he dwells with us and points us to Him. With the “Helper” being the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit being the Lord, not only will the Lord abide in us but we are called to abide in Him. John 15:4 Jesus says, “Abide in Me, and I in you…”. God has divinely designed what our relationship with him is to look like, and he shows us this design in his word. Jesus prayed, and God sent his Holy Spirit to be a helper and to abide with us forever. Our God is a giving God. Holy Spirit you are welcomed here in my heart forever, I pray that you would transform me to the image of Christ and guide me in the ways of the Father.

giving hands

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s