The Counselor

Posted by Dion Todd May 18th, 2024 1,148 Views 24 Comments

I have said these things to you while still living with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you. Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, I give to you. Don't let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. John 14:25-27 WEB.

Soon after Jesus completed His time on Earth and ascended to heaven, the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples gathered in the upper room on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:2). He has never left and will be here with us until the end.

The Holy Spirit is our contact on Earth and an intricate part of every meaningful thing we do. When you pray and feel a warmth come over you, that is His presence. He is right here with us right now. The Holy Spirit is the One that shares that sudden inspiration with us. He is the One that causes us to be in the right place at the right time. He gives us the right words to speak and brings things back to our remembrance.

When the angel spoke to Zechariah about the uncompleted temple, he told him, "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit" (Zechariah 4:6). The Holy Spirit was not an afterthought or plan B, but God's plan all along. The Lord works here on Earth today through the Holy Spirit. Jesus said that it was to our advantage that He went away so that the Holy Spirit would come:

"Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I don't go away, the Counselor won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you." John 16:7 WEB.

"I still have many things to tell you, but you can't bear them now. However, when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming. John 16:12-13 WEB.

The Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, the Counselor, and the Spirit of Truth are just different translations of the same Person. I will simply call Him the Holy Spirit from here on for consistency. Jesus promised that He would send the Holy Spirit to us, and He came to Earth on the day of Pentecost shortly after Jesus ascended. Jesus went to heaven, and the Holy Spirit came down to Earth like a mighty rushing wind. In Acts chapter 2, He blew into the upper room where 120 disciples were gathered, including the Apostle Peter and Mother Mary. The Holy Spirit rested on all of them like tongues of fire.

He brought them spiritual gifts like unknown tongues, prophesy, interpretation, discernment, and others, which He distributed among the believers. Even Mother Mary spoke in tongues. The church was changed forever. Where Jesus could only minister in one area at a time, the gospel now began spreading like wildfire through all the believers.

The Holy Spirit is still on Earth today. He is alive and well and will remain here until Jesus Christ returns. The word spirit means breeze, breath, wind. He is invisible as the wind, but you can feel His presence. He can affect the natural world as surely as a tornado can affect a trailer park. We can see where He has been.

When the Lord calls us to do something, it's the Holy Spirit who whispers the command to us. He is involved in everything the Lord is doing, and learning to recognize His voice is one of the most important things you can do in your spiritual life.

I can honestly tell you that when you have no one but Him to look to, you will find that He is more than enough. He is ever-present. There have been so many times when He has beautifully pulled me through hopeless-looking situations. He would tend to put me in things far over my head yet cause me to come out on top. So don't put your trust in your resources and strength. Learn to live in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want to know Your Holy Spirit. I want more of You in my life. Please fill me with Your presence. Teach me to be spiritually sensitive and open my ears to hear what You are saying today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Scott Riegelmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Amen



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Liesel aka lisa Wardle

1 month ago

Dear Scott, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!!! "Numbers 6:24-26" Love you brother!!!


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Scott Riegelmann

4 weeks ago

Love you Liesel thank you for taking the time to care



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Cathy Webb commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

4 weeks ago


Teach me to be spiritually sensitive and open my ears to hear what You are saying today. Amen




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Karen Fletcher commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Holy Spirit is my closest friend. He guides me and has been my protection. His warmth is so overwhelming and beautiful. My prayer is for all of you to know Him personally.



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Sylvia Todd

4 weeks ago

Amen, Karen 🙏!


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Lynn Brown

1 month ago

Amen



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Richard Ressel commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Surrender is the key to following the "unction" of the Holy Spirit. Total surrender. No more "I need your advice, but I'll make the decision." As a pastor once said, "Let go, and let's go." By the way, no one is a lone ranger. Confirmations from godly friends and community can protect us from "soul unctions."



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Sylvia Todd

4 weeks ago

Well said, brother 🤟! There is nothing like the life surrendered to Him!



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Mari Kaufmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

4 weeks ago


Please Holy Spirit pull me through my sadness. Help us deal with this life. Amen




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Elena Vasquez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

4 weeks ago


Amen




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Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Amen!




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Liesel aka lisa Wardle commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Amen and Amen!!! Oh Lord, please calm my troubled heart and spirit as You have calmed so many storms in the past, so I can be strong for everyone, in the name of JESUS, AMEN!!!




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Schalk De beer commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Yes, amen Lord.




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Marisa Jackson commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!🙏 ❤️🙏🙏❤️




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David Krull commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Amen . Thank you Jesus for the cross and for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Father I can’t hear from You, like I use to. I see now my sins, my ungodly thoughts separated us. During my sleep disorder my thoughts ran.. I know nothing can separate me from Your love..but You can not look upon my sins. Since You showed me that last year, I have repented and changed..not of my own but by Your Spirit. After struggling against satan, my thought life has been much better as the H.S. helped me focus on Jesus. Once I realized the damage my thoughts did, how they separated my being close to You, I was able to defeat the devils work. Thank you Jesus for forgiving me and helping me. I love you Lord.




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Yvette York commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Saturday




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Wanda Pennington commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Heavenly Father, I want to know Your Holy Spirit. I want more of You in my life. Please fill me with Your presence. Teach me to be spiritually sensitive and open my ears to hear what You are saying today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!




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Lynn Brown commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Heavenly Father, I want to know Your Holy Spirit. I want more of You in my life. Please fill me with Your presence. Teach me to be spiritually sensitive and open my ears to hear what You are saying today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!




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Jerry Mashek commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Fantastic!!! Happy ✝️ 😊 BLESSED W/E!




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Kathy Banfield commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Come, Holy Spirt, and enlighten me with the light of Christ




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Kevin J. Eck commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Thank you Father for bringing us the Holy Spirit, Amen!




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Debi Burton commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Heavenly Father, I want to know Your Holy Spirit. I want more of You in my life. Please fill me with Your presence. Teach me to be spiritually sensitive and open my ears to hear what You are saying today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️




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Dana Rozell commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Amen!




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Kay Collinsworth commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Amen




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Brenda F commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Amen!!




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Laura Clark commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Teach me, dear Father to be more and more spiritually aware of You. Open my heart through the Holy Spirit to hear Your Voice. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen




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Celeste Strenn commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Counselor

1 month ago


Amen❣️Thank you Lord Jesus for your Spirit ❣️






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