Those of us who have been churched or even students of the Bible will recall the story of Joseph and how his brothers returned to Jacob saying he had been killed and that he would not be comforted. That is likely true of many Bible men and women at times and many of us.
Jesus even put out the weeping and wailing ones to raise the dead. But we are blessed and highly favored by the gift of the Holy Spirit as our Comforter and He will do it too. He can get you to be still, quiet you and calm your unsteady nerves. Many women have trouble sleeping, let me assure you, in His presence as you pursue the Prince of Peace, Jesus, He can rock you to sleep like a baby.
I have had Him to calm me, when I could not rest, not would not. His words are comforting, both verses and the whispers to your soul. He is not phased by anything that happens, you will be amazed as you let Him actually be your Comforter. The sleep of the beloved comes easier, Psalm 127:2 and His peace, John 14:27, really, the Spirit is the only place of true peace, a place of rest, beauty, and grace. It is full of the very calm Jesus walked in and desires us to have.
The Holy Spirit is represented by the peaceful dove, He is the gentle wind of the love of God, a cool breeze that surrounds you, He is the oil that anoints us, and the breath of God that sings forth praises and the power that destroys the yoke of all things that would come against us as believers. He can alleviate headaches and heartaches and everything in between. He is our sanity and sanctuary from the enemy of our soul.
In John, Jesus promises the Comforter. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you. This is John 14:26, from the American King James Bible, other translations use different names and that we will go over in another post.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceeds from the Father, He shall testify of me: John 15:26, from the same version but let’s look at another version of both verses.
“But He, The Redeemer of the accursed, The Spirit of Holiness, whom my Father sends in my name, He will teach you all things and He will remind you of everything whatsoever I have told you.”
“But when The Redeemer of the accursed comes, Him whom I shall send to you from the presence of my Father, The Spirit of Truth, He who proceeds from the presence of my Father, He shall testify concerning me.”
They are from the Aramaic Bible in plain English, I do study Hebrew and Jesus also spoke Aramaic. The Comforter here or Holy Spirit, that comes from the Father, is called the Redeemer of the accursed. That is amazing because He is the very Spirit of Christ, living in us and we should stand aside and let Him be the Comforter and other roles.
Jesus gave us His Spirit, the Redeemer of the accursed, He was cursed, Himself, on the cross. Galatians 3:13. Jesus traded places with each and every one of us who has truly received Him as Lord, and will give us more through the Spirit, wisdom, peace and healing.
What Comforts you? Wipes away the tears? What causes you to relax? The Holy Spirit is like that, a warm blanket or sweater, cozy slippers, but don’t get to comfortable that you don’t notice the spiritual warfare, that you can call out the Spirit and flights of angels to defend you from the fiery darts.
Let Him be you prayer chair, relax in Him. I even pray healing prayers for people like, for Isaiah 53 to cover them like a blanket, especially babies. But we all need that love, even as adults. Not codependency or being enabled to continue in something that is not line with the Word but the loving arms of the Father that will wrap around us as we shed tears of prayer in the night, many have never known that embrace, or the mother that holds us close and sings or prays us to sleep.
We are to grow in grace, be mature and adult as believers but often we have to revert to the childlike faith, and remember what the Holy Spirit brings to mind, that our angels are beholding the face of the Father. Zephaniah 3:17 says He rejoices over us with singing and quiets us with His love. That is the kind of worship that He loves, it doesn’t always have to be shouting or loud, for in His presence, the Comforter, the Spirit, there is peace.
And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever John 14:16
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you. John ?
Our visual today is to help you enter the rest of faith as the Comforter leads you. Were you ever rocked to sleep as a child? Did someone sing to you, read to you? Picture yourself as God’s child, He is a loving Father. God is the strength of the father and love of a mother, why He created men and women. He rocks your cradle tonight and every night in Jesus name.
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