John Lesson 19 Day 2
My Answers to BSF Bible Study Questions on John 14:15-20
3. The Godhead Three in One
Jesus said, I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Advocate/Comforter/Intercessor/Counselor/Strengthener/Standby)
In this verse, the Greek word allos (Latin alius) translated “another” means “another of the same sort” or “one of two” unlike the Greek word Heteros which means “another as in a different kind” (Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament). So, when Jesus said He would ask the Father for “another Comforter” He meant the Comforter will be like Himself.
4. Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
(NLT) he lives with you now
(AMP) He (the Holy Spirit) remains with you continually
(ESV) he dwells with you and will be in you.
(MSG) he has been staying with you
(NLT) later will be in you
(AMP) will be in you
(ESV) will be in you
(MSG) will even be in you!
The Holy Spirit is in me.
Jesus’ statement here that the world cannot receive the Holy Spirit is very important. This means that until people are born again, they cannot receive the Holy Spirit. Unbelievers cannot be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Peter used this as a proof of salvation in Acts 11:15-17. (Andrew Wommack)*
*Note: A former missionary to the Philippines and India held this same view. He said God messed with his theology. At one meeting he held, everyone displayed the manifestations of the baptism of the Holy Spirit by speaking tongues. Two different language groups were represented. Each group began to prophesy in the other group’s language. He asked God about it because he knew they were all unbelievers—heathens, in fact. He heard, “I said, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on ALL flesh.'” Joel 2:28
5. Jesus’ promises in John 14:18-20
- I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, bereaved, and helpless]
- I will come [back] to you.
- After a little while, the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me.
- Because I live, you will live also.
I had to think about this for a while. At first, I found myself trying to decide which one is the most important.
My love language is touch, so I love to feel His presence. Knowing He is with me and will never leave me brings me great comfort.
The disciples of a particular teacher among the Hebrews called him father; his scholars were called his children, and, on his death, were considered as orphans. Christ calls his disciples children, beloved children, John 13:33; and, now that he is about to be removed from them by death, he assures them that they shall not be left fatherless, or without a teacher; for in a little time he should come again, (rise from the dead), and, after his ascension, they should be made partakers of that Spirit which would be their comforter, advocate, teacher, and guide for ever. (Adam Clarke)
MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on John Lesson 19 Day 2 ~ John 14:15-20