The message

John 14:21-26  Why doesn’t Jesus want everyone knowing?   Look at all the religious in the world, all the vocations, all the languages.  Each person, each culture is unique and God addresses each one as unique, Jesus knew that.  He knew that there would people who would “get it” and others that didn’t and that was alright, because he was going to give each one of us a helper: the Holy Spirit.

How does Jesus describe this helper as the Advocate: a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc.

(usually followed by of ): an advocate of peace.

God knew that we as human beings needed to have someone who could and would guide, protect and defend us, a Holy spirit, and each representation of the Holy Spirit is unique to that culture, time and place.  In Judaism the Holy Spirit is literally the spirit of God coming during times of prophetic inspiration.  In Islam defines the Holy Spirit as  an agent of divine action or communication.  For the Bahá’í Faith  it is usually used to describe the descent of the Spirit of God upon the messengers/prophets of God.

The Holy Spirit, therefore, is a powerful Advocate for our needs and wants.  It is through this spirit that we can communicate with God, have times of prophetic inspiration and help in determining which actions we must take.

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