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Posted on October 4, 2021 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
“But when the Helper [Counselor] comes, that is the Spirit of Truth, who comes from the Father and whom I myself will send to you from the Father, he will speak plainly about me.” John 15:26 [Phillip’s Translation]
Good morning, brothers (and sisters). Here is Part 5 of JUST GIVE ME JESUS. As I read and reread these posts from 2010, I was amazed at how timely they are for where we are today!!! WOW!
I remember that first time I ever sang the chorus “Glorify Thy Name.” If you remember the little praise song, it says, “Father, I love You, I worship and adore You, glorify Your name in all the earth …” There are three stanzas to the chorus – Father, we love You, Jesus, we love You, and Spirit, we love you.
What baffled me was how many places sang that chorus and just used the first and second stanza. I got bold one day and asked the Pastor why just 1 and 2 and not 3. His response both baffled and grieved me. “We don’t want to give too much emphasis to the Holy Spirit!” Huh? What? Duh? “Do you believe in the Trinity?” “Yes,” “So when does three in One become two in One and still be a Trinity?”
The Holy Spirit IS a part of the God-head. He was sent to us by God the Father and God the Son. He is more than just our Counselor, but He is THE Counselor.
Anne Graham Lotz shares that the Amplified Bible give six other names for this One called the Holy Spirit and then defines the word from good old Webster:
Counselor – One Whose profession is to give advice and manage cures.
Comforter – One Who relieves another of mental distress.
Helper – One Who furnishes relief or support. One Who is of use and waits upon another.
Intercessor – One Who acts between two parties to reconcile differences.
Advocate – One Who pleads the cause of another.
Strengthener – One Who causes another to grow, become stronger, endure, and resist attacks.
Standby – One Who can be relied upon either for regular use or in emergencies.
Are you distressed today? Then you need the COMFORTER!
Are you facing major decisions? They you need the COUNSELOR!
Do you need relief from, our in support in, your responsibilities? Then you need the HELPER!
Do you have a broken relationship? Then you need the INTERCESSOR!
Are you being criticized, falsely accused misunderstood? Then you need the ADVOCATE!
Are you constantly defeated by habits of sin? Then you need the STRENGTHENER!
Are you unprepared for an emergency? Then you need the STANDBY!
The Holy Spirit is fabulous! He’s EVERYTHING that Jesus is!
Wow! The Holy Spirit is there for YOU today. From the list above, how is He ministering to you today? – Bill Welte is President and CEO of America’s Keswick
You can write to Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. -2 Corinthians 5:14-15