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  • 1. The ComfortersandThe Controversy
  • 2. I will pray the Father and He will send you another Comforter that He may abide with you forever John 14:16
    I will not leave you comfortlessI will come to you. John 14:18
    Are there two Comforters?
  • 3. Blessed be the God, even the Father of our LordJesus Christ, the Father of merciesand the God of all comfort;Who comforts us in all our tribulation. 2Cor 1:3,4God, that comforts those that are cast down,comforted us 2Cor 7:6The God of consolation (comfort)grant you to be likeminded Rom 15:5
  • 4. God is a spirit John 4:24 the Father of spirits Heb 12:9The Father loves the Son,and has given all thingsinto his hand John 3:35for God givesnot the Spirit by measure vs. 34“God gave His Spirit without measure”Glorify me with Thine own self: John 17:5with the glory that I had with Theebefore the world was
  • 5. God is a spirit John 4:24 the Father of spirits Heb 12:9The Father loves the Son,and has given all thingsinto his hand John 3:35for God givesnot the Spirit by measure vs. 34 God gave His Spirit without measureJesus whom Thou hast anointed Acts 4:27The LORD and His anointed Psalm 2:2God anointed Jesus of Nazarethwith the Holy Spirit and with power Acts 10:38The Spirit of the Lord is upon mebecause He has anointed me Luke 4:18thy God has anointed you with the oil of gladness Heb 1:9
  • 6. …anointed with the oil of gladnessabove thy fellows“You are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set you so” Ezekiel 28:14“You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created” verse 15“You seal up the sum, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty” verse 12
  • 7. …anointed with the oil of gladnessabove thy fellows“anointed cherub”“you were created”“full of wisdom”
    “His Anointed, His Son” Ps 2:2,7
    “I was brought forth” vs 24,25
    “I am wisdom” vs 12
    “the wisdom of God” 1Cor 1:24
  • 8. The Father invested His Son with His SpiritAnd coveting the glory with which the infinite Father had invested His Son, this prince of angels aspired to power that was the prerogative of Christ alone. PP p. 35His Son he had invested with authority to command the heavenly host. 1SP p. 17Christ is invested with power to give life to all creatures. 1SM p. 249
  • 9. The Father invested His Son with His SpiritFor as the Father has life in Himself, so has He giventhat the Son should have life in himself. John 5:26As the living Father has sent meand I live by the Father;so he that eats me, even he shall live by me. He that eats my flesh and drinks my blooddwells in me, and I in him. John 6:57, 56I am in the Father and the Father in me. John 14:10
  • 10. The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him (the Branch) Isa 11:2the power of the Highest overshadowed Mary Luke 1:35Jesus is the Son of the Highest Luke 1:32 not Son of the SpiritWe worship the Father in Spirit John 4:23We worship by the Spirit of God Phil 3:3We pray in the Spirit Eph 6:18; Jude 20the God of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of glory may give unto you the spirit Eph 1:17
  • 11. in these last days God has spoken to us by his Son Heb 1:2 There is consolation in Christ, comfort in love, fellowship of the Spirit Phil 2:1The Spirit of His Son Gal 4:6The Spirit of Jesus Christ Phil 1:19the Spirit of Christ Rom 8:9; 1Pet 1:10the Spirit of prophecy Rev 19:10He is the parakletos Comforter of John 14:16He is the parakletos Advocate of 1John 2:1
  • 12. Mutually Exclusive: One or the OtherIt is expedient for you that I go away:if I go not away, the Comforter will not comeBut if I depart, I will send him to you John 16:7Himself or Someone else?The Third Person
  • 13. “God sent His Son into the world that the world through him might be saved” John 3:17“If you knew who it is that says to you, Give me to drink, you would have asked of him, andhewould have given you living water.” John 4:10“The Son can do nothing of himself but what he sees the Father do” John 5:19
  • 14. “The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again” Matt 17:22,23“He shall be delivered unto the Gentiles…And they shall scourge and put him to death” Luke 18:32, 33“Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?” Luke 24:26“But you knowhim because he dwells with you.” John 14:17
  • 15. Jesus stands at the door of our hearts, knocking.Cleopus and Simon constrain Jesus to abide.Jesus walking on the water is welcomed in the boat.That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love in full assurance of understanding the mystery of God, of the Father, and of Christ Col 2:2“If a man keep my words, my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode” John 14:23
  • 16. “The reasons why the churches are weak and sickly and ready to die is that the enemy has brought influences of a discouraging nature to bear upon trembling souls. He has sought to shut Jesus from their view as the Comforter, as one who reproves, who warns, who admonishes them, saying, ‘This is the way, walk ye in it.’”The Review and Herald, August 26, 1890“This fact the [fallen] angels would obscure, that Christ was the only begotten Son of God” This Day with God p. 128 1910