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Promise of the Spirit
is the Spirit that has the power to give life.
If you love
me, then keep my commandments. And I will pray to the Father, and
he will give you another comforter to be with you forever. His is
the breath of truth. The world does not accept him, because it neither
sees him nor knows him. But you will know him, for he will dwell
with you, and in you.
I will not leave
you comfortless. Now it is necessary for you that I go away; for
if I do not leave, the Comforter, the very breath of God, will not
come to dwell among you. If I depart, I will send him to you.
When he has
come, he will reveal to the world what is sin, and what is righteousness
and judgment. Sin, because you do not believe in me; righteousness,
because I go to my Father, and you will not see me; judgment, because
the oppressive power of the prince of this world has been broken.
I have many
more things to say to you, but you cannot understand them just now.
However, when the breath of God has come, he will guide you into
all truth, for he will not speak of himself; but whatever he hears,
that he will speak, showing you those things that are to come.
He will praise
me and glorify me, by revealing my glory to you. All the Father's
glory is mine as well. This is why I am able to make this promise
to you: the Spirit will reveal my divine nature to you. If your
child asked of you bread, would you offer a stone? If your child
asked fish to eat, would you offer a snake? Would you serve a scorpion
to the little ones who ask for an egg?
If you then,
being of this earth, know how to provide good things for your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father give the breath of God to
those who ask him?
When the Comforter,
the Spirit of truth, whom I will send to you from the Father, has
come, he will testify of me. He will teach you all things, and will
remind you of all that I have told you.