You know, if one member of the Godhead is a comforter, then all members of the Godhead are comforters. We always just think of the Holy Ghost as being the comforter because he is with us, in us, and abides with us forever. Plus, the main scriptures that we hear on the subject across the pulpit will usually focus on the Holy Ghost as the comforter, and he is the only one who usually makes a big showing out of it when he moves in to abide in us. I bet you remember the day that he moved in, boy, you were the talk of the day for those who were there for your experience. The visitors who didn’t know any better must have thought they needed their passports for safe passage with all of the different tongues going forth as the Holy Ghost made himself know to the blessed ones on that day. Here is one of those scriptures in which I am speaking of: 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.” Yeah, you get no arguments from me, the Holy Ghost has truly been there to comfort me throughout these years: matter of fact, I literally can’t leave home without him. Okay, so what about this talk of the other members of the God head being comforters also. I didn’t say it, I was just reading, and there it was just casually sitting there all by its lonesome, not bothering a soul just yet. Jesus was just having a little talk with his Apostle crew as usual, and keeping them comforted as only Jesus could do, then Jesus said it: John 14:16, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;” and then Jesus goes ahead and names the comforter who had not yet been there to do any comforting yet. John 14:17, “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” You know, to give them another Comforter, means that they were already in the presence of a Comforter; otherwise, there is no way or reason to send them another Comforter unless they were about to lose a Comforter currently with them. You know, I’m just saying.
Jesus also points out the technicality involved in the execution of this exchange between the Comforters. This is one reason that makes me know that if one is a Comforter, then the entire Godhead is a Comforter. So what does Jesus say about the technicality of the execution of this exchange? John 16:7, “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.” You know in business, especially with a new boss from in-house taking over from his/hers promoted predecessor, you may see the two share some insights for a smooth transition before leaving to go sit by the right hand of Glory. No, nothing like that, matter of fact Jesus was telling them that it was expedient for them that they get out of the way and let this happen. Have you ever wondered why they both could not grace the same grounds at the same time, but that Jesus needed to depart so that the replacement Comforter could come? I can’t get into that right now because I would need new foundation to bring you through the process, but let me say this, you cannot be an infant, and an adolescence both at the same time. Although Jesus did miracles through the power of the Holy Ghost establishing the two on the same grounds at the same time, this is not what Jesus is speaking of when he says that he needs to depart first for the Holy Ghost to come. An infant would need to depart, grow, or shed from the infant stage into the toddler stage, into the preschool stage, and into the school age stage before we see the adolescent stage. Jesus was being technical with the Apostles, because when execution is correctly done, it is not about choice, but more about timing as to when the next comforter will shed forth.
The infant’s parents do not just wake up one day and say that we choose for our baby to be in the preschool stage today. No, the infant will shed into the toddler stage next, and then at the right time, it will just shed into the preschool stage when the times comes. Jesus was trying to tell the Apostles that a technical process was in progress, and it was expedient for them that this was executed at the right time. Now Jesus and the Holy Ghost, and even the Father at times has a few plays drawn up just for him to be a comforter; but at this instance, the Holy Ghost and Jesus knew that it was their time to pull off the execution on time. And the truth be know, it was nothing that the Apostles would be allowed to do to mess this up: God was not going to leave this necessary measure in the hands of neophyte Apostles. You and I go through this process every time we process the Word through the God Head process. We are not as skilled with it as the Father would like for us to be, but we do manage to shed to the next stage: we need to work on our execution, understanding, and timing. Acts 2:33, “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.” Jesus had finished his work, and it was time for the baton to be handed off: there was no choice to make, but only the timing of the shedding to be done. When we as members of the Body of Christ become more skilled in the timing of the shed, we will be able to just step into the next stage of the Godhead process, and just let it take us to the next stage: just remember, there is not really a choice to make, but a time of shedding to step into. Once Jesus ascended upon high, what did the Apostles need to be successful, the power of the Holy ghost. The Apostles did not need more Word like we feast off of, but they needed the power to be able to walk in the Word in which Jesus himself gave them face to face. There was no doubt if whether or not they had heard the Word clearly as we have to deal with because it came from Jesus in bodily form: we don’t get that. So Jesus left, and the next man up came; and when the Holy Ghost has comforted us up to his finish point, then the Father can step in with some comfort if need be. One thing all through out the Gospel was the question about the return of Jesus, and there is only one who can comfort that question if he chooses to, and that is the Father: Acts 1:7, “And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” And even Jesus does not know the time, and season of his own return; and with the Father being the one responsible for sending forth the unknown Will as his Word, that which has not been sent forth as the Word yet, the Father has all kind of comfort in which he could give us through the Father’s gift of insight. So the Father is a comforter also, especially when it comes to those areas in which only he can answer.
Okay, let me stop: this is really taking off, and I will not want to stop if I cross the next line and percept on this matter. We can pick this up later, the Father has plenty to give.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.