The Comforter vsThe Holy Spirit
Who are they?
There are many high educated and popular pastors and ministers around the world with degrees and Doctorate sitting before their titles (names) that cannot discern the word of God to literary save their own souls. I can't see how these pastors can think there's a chance they will be placed in leadership positions to guide future beings using their twisted thoughts and actions that birth worthless copies of themselves.
Many that teach cannot understand the "comforter" which Jesus said he would send. Many stories have been told that this is an individual it self, sent to spend time, guide and protect us.
People are believing such a thing and has quoted it throughout generations in order that people may think there is a presence from heaven sent to earth by God to baby sit and make sure nothing happen to us. No such protection has ever been seen. Just imagination in one's own mind.
So people quote behind the pastor believing their really is an immortal spirit lurking about for the last 1900 years _+-. But as you see, this comforter they speak of has not saved lives nor gave physical satisfaction to no one out side of the bible.
I want to prove something that is right before your eyes about us, living in modern time. It is that the comforter pastors love to talk about is not meant for us but for disciples. Read below and get the proof. Notice in John 14:26 at the very end of this scripture that it is plainly written and seen, that the comforter was for the disciples only. No for anyone else and certainly not for us. We believe through in by what they wrote.
It read: "and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." Read it!
John 14: 26
"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, whatsoever I have said unto you."
The key word here is "your remembrance" and "whatever I said unto you."
This clearly mean Jesus was referring only to these, his personal disciples with him, that a comforter would be sent only to them. We did not exist!
Why to them? It is because these are those that spent time with Jesus hearing all the sayings that he said. Reason being is because he said so much, it was not possible for the disciples to remember it all at one time. That's why in each Book of the New Testament they contain a little more than the next. One remembering what their spirit bring forth.
Since we are getting closer to who the comforter is, lets first read the last scripture I have for you. It's John 16:13.
"Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come."
What the comforter is, is only the Spirit word of God. It is not a person walking or hovering around here on earth just for Christians. Absent of the word of God, there is no Spirit. The word is the essence of God. It is His Spirit in what he want us to be. The only way to covey his spirit, is in His words. It is these words that keep us connected, not only with God but with the Son of God, Jesus the Christ.
In John 14: 26 above it say the Father will send in my name the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost, which is the Spirit of God which is the word of God in place of Jesus. Many take this as sending another invisible, yet, living entity out side of the Triune, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. If so, there would be a fourth entity we are now confused about that is not part of the Triune.
Some say that the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit is three in one just as we are body, soul and spirit, yet, one. This cannot be true and I believe is false teaching. Here's why!
God and his words or his spirit is one. Jesus is the Son of God and God which is another. The same Spirit of God is also in Jesus, but Jesus is the Son of God, not Father God. Though as a grown man, he is God. Let me explain....
This can be equated with man as a boy. Boy grow up to be a man. Man is the ultimate end of growth or power. A boy cannot be called man until it grows up into manhood. Then he is called man just as his father is called man. They are equal as a men only. Man being in the position of God.
A father can only become a father having a son or daughter. There is no record I've seen that show Jesus as a father of another. Therefore, Jesus cannot be an equal father with God, though both are Gods equally. Not in power.
Jesus said "In my Father's house." -- Therefore, there is more controlling power with the Father than with the Son. Yet, they desire peace and love as they desire peace and love from us and we desire the same.
If both thought the same all the time, there would be no need for the other. Jesus said he was sent by the Father. He would be deranged in saying he sent himself and praying to himself as though having a split personality. ---- "Of himself" or "emptied himself "is the same as having his spirit. That's why we say, "God in us! "
We as Christians live not only to see God the Father, but to see Jesus, God the Son, also. We expect to see two different persons and not a third person with no face. More emphasis is put on These two with a face.
The Holy Ghost coming in Jesus name is just the over showering of the spirit of God on these disciple giving them thought as they thought on thing said as the bible say. For example, as we think, we take time to bring to remembrance that we thought we had forgotten. Our spirit work over time so to speak. We use this concept in every venture of our lives.
Yes, the Comforter is only the Spirit of God in the form of God's word. But this comforter meant more to the disciples than to us because they were very sad hearing Jesus tell them after spending years together that he was going away.
Jesus told them in John 14:3, He was going away to prepare a place but he would see them again. In the mean time when the comforter come John 14:26, they would know when he is with the father and the father is with him and he with them. The Comforter came at Pentecost, Acts 2:2, in a great rushing wind.
This was their confirmation. This locked everything together for them and the mission took hold and took off to carry Jesus and the words of God throughout the world.
However, we can be comforted also by the same Spirit by believing in the Spirit words of God through the Word, Jesus, that if we endure unto the end we shall be saved. Now think about it!