I AM represented and befriended by a Counselor

John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you


Advocate: Counselor, One called alongside to help.
That’s our God!
No retainer, no contingencies.

God will never leave you. How does that feel?
Having the world’s smartest, most powerful advocate, who has your back?
Gods got this

Someone who not just your advocate when you get into problems, but someone who is a practical co-laborer and helper.
Another translation of the word Advocate is comforter.
One who lightens our burden through encouragement.

Who can’t use a little more encouragement in their lives?
I could use a whole lot for sure!

John 14:17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.

The Holy Spirit is a HE.  Not an IT.

That He, is our best friend, and if he is not already, it is God’s desire that the Holy Spirit become your friend. Your BEST Friend.

When you think about your best friend, what comes to mind?
1. You call them when good things happen
2. You call them when bad things happen
3. You want to hang out with them during your free time
4. You want to call them just to talk

John 14:26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you

Who do we call when we need advice?  When we need clarity?
It should be the Holy Spirit first and foremost.

When you think about who you are. Think about who you are in relation to God.
And Who God in all 3 forms is in relation to us.

Let’s live in the truth about our identity.

I AM GOD’s Representative
I AM REPRESENTED by the Counselor
I AM BEFRIENDED by the Advocate

It’s my prayer for ME, and YOU, that we can find a true powerful real relationship with the Holy Spirit.

First to bring life into me

2nd to bring life into this world.

Matt Redman “Befriended”

Befriended, befriended by the King above all Kings
Surrendered, surrendered to a friend above all friends
Invited, invited deep into this mystery
Delighted, delighted by the wonders I have seen

This will be my story
This will be my song
You’ll always be my savior.
Jesus You will always have my heart

Astounded, astounded that Your gospel bekoned me
Surrounded, surrounded but I’ve never been so free
Determined, determined now to live this life for You
You’re so worthy my greatest gift would be the least You’re due

This will be my story
This will be my song
You’ll always be my Savior.
Jesus You will always have my heart