Day 30 (Tuesday, April 9, 2019)
26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27 You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.
We read here (John 14:26) of Jesus’ specific promises to his disciples concerning the coming of the Advocate or Comforter – the Holy Spirit. Significantly, he promises that the Spirit of truth would not only come into the
So Jesus explains God’s larger plan. The Father, having sent his eternal Son, the Word of God, into the world, now reinstates him in heaven in a new way, enthroned in glory. The Spirit of God, the Advocate, or Comforter, is now sent to replace him in the lives of his people.
Jesus here brings us one of the clearest statements about the true nature of God: He is One, existing in three persons, The Father, the Son
The Spirit who came to Christ’s
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace by the confession of a true faith to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and by your divine power to worship you as One: we pray that you would keep us steadfast in this faith and evermore defend us from all adversities; through Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP, Trinity Sunday)
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