The Paraclete (Jn 14:16-14:16)

“I will ask

The Father!

He will give you

Another Paraclete,

To be with you forever.”

κἀγὼ ἐρωτήσω τὸν Πατέρα καὶ ἄλλον Παράκλητον δώσει ὑμῖν ἵνα ᾖ μεθ’ ὑμῶν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα,

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that he was going to ask or request (κἀγὼ ἐρωτήσω) the Father (τὸν Πατέρα) to give them (δώσει ὑμῖν) another Advocate, Consoler, Helper, or Paraclete (ἄλλον Παράκλητον) to be with them forever (ἵνα ᾖ μεθ’ ὑμῶν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα).  John was the only Greek biblical writer who used this Greek term Παράκλητον that means called to one’s aid, an advocate, an intercessor, a consoler, a comforter, a helper, or a Paraclete.  John used this term Paraclete (Παράκλητον) instead of the term Holy Spirit.  Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, as the eternal Advocate or Consoler to help them in their lives.  Jesus, the Father, and the Paraclete were one God with three distinctive activities.  The Father sent Jesus.  Now Jesus was about to ask the Father to send his everlasting Paraclete, the Advocate, the Consoler, the Holy Spirit.  This Helper would be an advocate for them.  Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete?

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