AND JESUS SAID
I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world at large cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you do, because he lives with you now and later will be on you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans – I will come to you. In just a little while the world will not see me again, but you will. For I will live again, and you will do.” John 14:16-19
Jesus was soon going to leave the disciples, but he would remain with them. How could this be? The Counselor – the Spirit of God himself – would come after Jesus was gone to care for and guide the disciples. The Holy Spirit is the very presence of God within us and all believers, helping us live as God wants us to and building Christ’s church on earth. By faith we can appropriate the Spirit’s power each day.