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The Paraclete

John 14:15-16
“If you love me, keep my commands.  And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.”

-NAS & NKJ = “helper”
-NIV = “advocate”
-Greek = “parakletos”

“One who pleads another’s cause”

-As in before a judge
-A defense attorney
-A pleader, an advocate
-2 advocates: the Holy Spirit & Jesus

1 John 2:1
“If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”
-Jesus:  before the Father
-Holy Spirit:  within us
-Verdict:  “Not Guilty”

The fruit of destruction lies in the seed of comparison!!!

“Called to one’s side”

-To help & to assist
-Prayer

Romans 8:26-27
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.  27 And He who searches our hearts, knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”

“A military pairing”

-Pre-dates use as legal term
-Greek army structure
-A mora was approx. 600 men.
-A lochos was approx. 300 men.
-An enomotiai was approx. 40 men.
-Back-to-back:  your Paraclete

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