Updated: Mar 29
“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever” - John 14:16 (NKJV)
The word Helper is rendered in some translations as comforter. It means an intercessor, an advocate. It also means the one that stands by to give aid.
The Holy Spirit’s role is clearly defined. He is the Helper, and you are not. Being the Lord, He is faithful in all that He does. He will not swap this position with anyone.
Having a Helper will imply that there is someone to do something. You are the doer! The Lord can certainly lead you to do somethings, and He will also help you in doing them. You must avail yourself for the doing or performance.
“but now you also must complete the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to desire it, so there also may be a completion out of what you have.” - 2 Corinthians 8:11 (NKJV)
The word of God tells us this about Jesus:
“how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” - Acts 10:38 (NKJV)
Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit, even so, He had to go about to do the work of the Father. It does not say that the Holy Spirit went about doing. No! It says Jesus went about doing good.
Here is apostle Paul’s admonition to the church: “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” - 1 Timothy 4:16 (NKJV)
Every teaching we receive is an empowerment to do the will of God. God’s Holy Spirit will always be there as the Helper. We can always count on Him. See Hebrews 13:5-6.