Therefore, when Jesus claims that the Holy Spirit has the same qualities as Himself, He is essentially imputing to the Holy Spirit the attribute of divinity. He is affirming the divinity of the Holy Spirit.
Greek’s paraklete, the word translated as “comforter,” meaning “one who would come alongside of you to take up your case, to plead your case,” or, as it is used in this context, “to aid you in any manner.” I will now pray to the Father. Another Comforter with the same qualities will be given to you and there to help you in every manner he can.
Jesus has been discussing His betrayal and execution with His disciples recently. He has warned them that He is leaving and that they cannot follow Him now. And they are unable to comprehend Him. They cannot understand why the kingdom’s establishment is taking so long. They still believe that Jesus will establish the kingdom quickly. They are troubled by His mention of leaving and His statement that they cannot arrive immediately. They get concerned when He discusses death. He, therefore, declared, “Let not your hearts be worried,” at the beginning of this chapter, even though they were troubled. He announced that He was leaving to get them a place to stay. That He would take them into Himself when He returned. However, these are enigmatic sayings. The disciples find these statements to be unsettling.
Jesus had defended the disciples, you see. The scribes and Pharisees frequently picked on them. According to Mark 9, Jesus noticed a sizable crowd gathering around the disciples, and the scribes were there interrogating them. There had been a sizable audience as a result. And as you are aware, when people are arguing, a crowd frequently forms. Jesus then approached and spoke, “What are you discussing with them? You should not pick on My tiny lambs; they are mine!”
Jesus would then hear the religious authorities questioning why His disciples were eating with dirty hands. Jesus always had a strong defense, though. He only needed to lay it out to put them to rest. Jesus also mentions David’s consumption of showbread, which was against the commandment, among other things. He was such a strong opponent.
Given that they lack the same advantage of receiving an education at religious institutions based on the Scriptures, how will they counter these scholars? What will they do when the Pharisees or the scribes dispute them when He says He is leaving, assuming that is what He is talking about? They have good reason to be concerned about this.
Since the word “Comforter” suggests someone who will be there to advocate for you and help you in any manner, the work of the Holy Spirit within the believer’s life is, therefore, soothing.
He will now teach you everything as well, though. Even at this late hour, Jesus remarked, “I have much more to say to you, but you cannot hear it now. They can’t be given to you. However, the Holy Spirit will arrive. The disciples will learn from Him, and He will help them comprehend the Scriptures. They won’t need to worry about not understanding. Because I have taught you, He will continue to educate you, according to Jesus.
Regeneration is the first step in the Spirit’s work in a believer’s life. According to the Bible, everyone is a sinner who cannot live a virtuous and spiritual life on their own (Rom 3:10–12; 8:7-9). In our flesh, we cannot please God since our thinking is hostile to him (Rom 8:7-8; Isa 53:6).
So how does a person who has passed away approach God? How could a blind person see? According to Paul’s explanation in Titus 3:3–7, “But after that, God, our Savior, began to show compassion and love toward people, saving them not by our good deeds but rather through the copious pouring forth of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ, our Savior, in accordance with his mercy.
The Holy Spirit’s regeneration work in his mercy leads to our salvation. Every believer’s story begins with the miraculous new birth brought about by the activity of the Spirit. He provides sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, and life to the dead. According to John 3:3-5 and 6:63, this is the work of regeneration in the believer. After directing a person’s heart toward God, the Spirit begins acting within him.
A believer who has been granted new life is commanded to live as a new creation rather than continuing to live as they did before (2 Cor 5:17). They must live out their new identity—created in God’s image—real righteousness and purity, and they must put sin to death (Eph 4:22; Col 3:5). (Eph 4:24; Col 3:10). Christ is to be imitated and obeyed by the believer (Phil 2:3-8; John 13:12–15; 1 John 2:6; cf.
To be continued……