Saturday, June 23, 2012

... and he shall give you another Comforter

Daily Light Devotions - June 23 - Morning

... and he shall give you another Comforter.

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,  even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. 1

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 2

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,  For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"  Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 3

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. 4

and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 5

By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.  6

1. John 14:16,17;
2. John 16:7;
3. Rom 8:16,15,26;
4. Rom 15:13;
5. Rom 5:5;
6. 1 John 4:13

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