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The Comforter Will Come!

Dear Friend,

I get excited about celebrating the birth of Jesus for a number of reasons, but more so I celebrate what He did for us and for The Holy Spirt who came after He ascended to our Father. I can't help but get excited thinking, when Jesus was born, "my comforter" comes, and that my friend, makes me rejoice.

John chapter 14: “[16] And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. [18] I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you…. [26] But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

While the word “comfort” often invokes the thought of cheering up a sad person, there is a much wider meaning in this unit of Scripture. At the heart of “comfort” is “fort,” from the Latin term (fortis) meaning “strong.” “Fortitude” is the related concept. Tough times are coming but I am sending you someone that will help you endure. You will walk in Divine strength. The Greek word is “parakletos,” which simply means “called alongside, especially to help.” He will speak truth when you need it, He will tell you the things that you don't know. That my friend, leaves me overjoyed, because I know that without a doubt that it's not just about Jesus in swaddling clothes, but it's all the other benefits that came with His birth. Having the comforter with me, let's me know, I am never alone!!!! Why? Because the Comforter will and has come! I am so grateful for Jesus and God's divine plan. I hope you will rejoice and take "comfort" in knowing God is with you and for you and He gave you the Holy Spirit for that reason alone!



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