…. I will pray to the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever; I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.
Who is the Comforter? The Comforter is the Holy Spirit who was to come and abide with all believers after Christ's return to heaven. Jesus was speaking to His disciples as He was preparing them for His departure and was making provisions so that there would be someone there to provide the help that would be needed as they proclaimed the gospel message. The help was the Holy Spirit who Jesus called another comforter, because He was the comforter then.
The principle of needing a comforter is true for all believers today as we sojourn this life as there will be times when we will need a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, and a present help in the time of trouble. Verse 18 drives home the point of Jesus' love for His people, which states "I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you". He will and does every time. What a mighty God!
Isn't it comforting to know we can call on the Lord anytime day or night and He is there providing the comfort and cheer that is needed? God promised to provide for all our needs both physical and spiritual. A promise made, a promise kept.
The Comforter-the Holy Spirit is always present.
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