The Holy Spirit (Jn 14:26-14:26)

“But the Paraclete,

The Holy Spirit,

Whom the Father

Will send

In my name,

Will teach you

Everything.

He will remind you

Of all

That I have said

To you.”

ὁ δὲ Παράκλητος, τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ Ἅγιον ὃ πέμψει ὁ Πατὴρ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου, ἐκεῖνος ὑμᾶς διδάξει πάντα καὶ ὑπομνήσει ὑμᾶς πάντα ἃ εἶπον ὑμῖν ἐγώ.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that the Father (ὁ Πατὴρ) would send (ὃ πέμψει) them an advocate, the Paraclete (ὁ δὲ Παράκλητος), the Holy Spirit (τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ Ἅγιον), in the name of Jesus (ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου) that would teach them everything (ἐκεῖνος ὑμᾶς διδάξει πάντα).  He would remind them (καὶ ὑπομνήσει ὑμᾶς) about everything (πάντα) that Jesus had said to them (ἃ εἶπον ὑμῖν ἐγώ.), using the second person plural.  God the Father would complete the Trinitarian presence of Jesus with the Holy Spirit, to remind them of what Jesus was all about and what he had said.  Thus, the teaching ministry would continue after the death and resurrection in his newly forming Christian community.  They did not have to remember everything.  The Holy Spirit, explicitly named here as the Paraclete, would guide them.  Do you acknowledge the role of the Holy Spirit in your life?

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