Today’s scene is a continuation of the Farewell Discourse of Jesus. Jesus has just told the remaining disciples that anything they ask in His name will be given to them. Keep in mind that in context this was no blank check, but was all about doing the things that He had been doing. As we continue with this discussion, we now move into further elaboration of how this will all work: There will be a new Counselor. The word translated “counselor” is parakletos which in the ancient world meant “one who gives legal advice”. Today, we often refer to a lawyer as “counsel” which comes from this meaning.
In verses 15-17 Jesus teaches us three things about the Holy Spirit. 1)
Source: The Counselor
- The Life Project. 2016. The Counselor | The Life Project. [ONLINE] Available at:https://lifereference.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/the-counselor-2/. [Accessed 12 October 2016].