Jn.14:16 – And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Savior, the Holy Spirit of Truth, who will be to you a friend just like me—and he will never leave you.
I love this passage in John 14-16 where Jesus gave His amazing teaching on the Holy Spirit. I remember my teacher in Bible College calling these verses the holy of holies of the scripture. Jesus is describing why He came, He became one of us to give us access to God. In this verse Jesus is describing allos paracletos as His way to describe this One, the Holy Spirit, that was about to become available to anyone who wants Him. We can now be filled with the Holy Spirit, allos paracletos. This is how Brian Simmons describes this.
“The Greek word used here is paráklētos, a technical word that could be translated “defense attorney.” It means “one called to stand next to you as a helper.” Various translations have rendered this “Counselor,” “Comforter,” “Advocate,” “Encourager,” “Intercessor,” or “Helper.” However none of these words alone are adequate and fall short in explaining the full meaning. The translator has chosen the word Savior, for it depicts the role of the Holy Spirit to protect, defend, and save us from our self and our enemies and keep us whole and healed. He is the One who guides and defends, comforts and consoles. Keep in mind that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, our Savior. The Aramaic word is paraqleta, which is taken from two root words: (1) praq, “to end, finish, or to save,” and (2) lyta, which means “the curse.” What a beautiful word picture, the Holy Spirit comes to end the work of the curse (of sin) in our lives and to save us from its every effect! Paraqleta means “a redeemer who ends the curse.”
I love the use of the word Savior in the Passion Translation to describe the Holy Spirit. Jesus said He was exactly like Him, if that is so then the Holy Spirit is also the Savior. Jesus saved us by His death and resurrection, the Holy Spirit saves us by working in us by His mighty power. The Holy Spirit performs His work in us by washing us in His presence. Maybe your world has grown a little cold or dark, if so its time to reboot. Draw near to the Lord, acknowledge Jesus as Lord of all, press into the presence of God, feast on His word; suddenly you will see for yourself the place of rest that He prepared for you.
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“depicts the role of the Holy Spirit to protect, defend, and save us from our self and our enemies” Reading this part jumped out at me, the part about saving us from ourselves. The old line from Flip Wilson “the devil made me do it” or so and so’s action towards me caused me to act the wrong way. Taking ownership of the wrongs we produce and immediately confessing and repenting is a part of our journey towards Jesus. Not doing so, alters or changes the direction we have allowed Him to put us on.