Title: My Helper
Text: John 14:16, 26-27, Acts 2:17
[Joh 14:16] And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
[Joh 14:26] But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
[Joh 14:27] Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
[Act 2:17] ‘AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, SAYS GOD, THAT I WILL POUR OUT OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH; YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS.
- We have an Helper – we are not helpless. Praise God we are not helpless
- I have an Helper, You have an Helper
- Our Helper is the Lord Himself – Ps. 121:1-2
[Psa 121:1] I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help?
[Psa 121:2] My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
- Jesus then stated, I will give you another Helper that will abide with you forever.
- So, not only do we have an Helper, we have another Helper in the person of the Holy Spirit
- What is the Holy Spirit helping us do? We’ll review some of them one by one.
How does He help us?
Here are 9 items to get us started. These 9 are by no means exhaustive of the duties of the Holy Spirit.
1. He gives us peace – John 14:27, Rom. 8:6
2. He helps us to please God – Rom 8:7-8
[Rom 8:7] Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
[Rom 8:8] So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
3. He gives us the assurance of belonging to Christ – Rom 8:9
4. He helps us to pray – Rom 8:26
- [Rom 8:26] Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
5. He builds our faith – Jude 20
[Jud 1:20] But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
6. He provides direction – Rom 8:14
7. He makes us bold – Act 2:14, Acts 4:8
[Act 2:14] But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words.
[Act 4:8] Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel:
8. He produces fruit of the Spirit in us – Gal. 5:22-23
[Gal 5:22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
[Gal 5:23] gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
9. He gives us Spiritual gifts – 1 Cor. 12:7-11
[1Co 12:7] But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:
[1Co 12:8] for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,
[1Co 12:9] to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,
[1Co 12:10] to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
[1Co 12:11] But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
How do you receive Him?
- Just as it is possible to reject help from man, it is possible to reject the Helper from God
- However, if you want Him, He will come and be your Helper
- The only condition is, you must be born again. You must accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
[Act 2:1] When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
[Act 2:2] And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
[Act 2:3] Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
[Act 2:4] And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit
They began to speak in tongues – they spoke in tongues, not the Holy Spirit spoke in tongues
The Holy Spirit gave them what to say, but they had to do the speaking
- Jesus has given us another Helper, another Comforter.
- We can choose to accept Him or choose to reject Him
- Accepting Him makes your Christian walk so much much better
- Rejecting Him makes a Christian run his race in the flesh
- I pray you will accept the Helper that God Himself has made available to you