Jesus promised the Holy Spirit as a helper to the disciples.

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16"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;17that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

18"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.19"After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.20"In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.21"He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him."22Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?" 23Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.24"He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me.

25"These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you.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 that I said to you.27"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.28"You heard that I said to you, `I go away, and I will come to you.' If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.29"Now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe.30"I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;31but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here." (New American Standard Version: John 14:16-31)

 

16I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper. He will give you this Helper to be with you forever. 17The Helper is the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him. Why? Because the world does not see him or know him. But you know him. He lives with you and he will live in you. 18"I will not leave you all alone like children without parents. I will come back to you. 19In a very short time the people in the world will not see me any more. But you will see me. You will live because I live. 20On that day you will know that I am in the Father. You will know that you are in me and I am in you. 21If a person knows my commands and obeys those commands, then that person truly loves me. And my Father will love the person that loves me. And I will love that person. I will show myself to him." 22Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, "But Lord, why do you plan to show yourself to us, but not to the world?"23Jesus answered, "If any person loves me, then he will obey my teaching. My Father will love that person. My Father and I will come to that person and live with him. 24But the person that does not love me does not obey my teaching. This teaching that you hear is not really mine. It is from my Father who sent me. 25"I have told you all these things while I am with you. 26But the Helper will teach you everything. The Helper will cause you to remember all the things I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name. 27"I leave you peace. It is my own peace I give you. I give you peace in a different way than the world does. So don't let your hearts be troubled. Don't be afraid. 28You heard me say to you, 'I am leaving, but I will come back to you.' If you loved me, then you would be happy that I am going back to the Father. Why? Because the Father is greater than I am. 29I have told you this now, before it happens. Then when it happens, you will believe. 30I will not talk with you much longer. The ruler of this world (the devil) is coming. He has no power over me. 31But the world must know that I love the Father. So I do exactly what the Father told me to do. "Come now. We will leave this place." (Easy-to-Read Version: John 14:16-31)


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