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Jesus Sent The Comforter Back

After reading John 16:7-8-9, what would be the reason Jesus had to go away before He could sent the Comforter back to the apostles and to us also of course?

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Why do you doubt, God bless you!

The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.

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.

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.

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
---Frank on 11/3/08

According to verse 8 the Spirit was going to do something Jesus was not there to do and that is to reprove the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement.
And Jesus had to go back to heaven to do something the Spirit was not going to do and that is to make intercession for us. So each one had his own personal work to do.
---john on 11/3/08

Jesus lives in us by the power of the HS. If He were still on earth, He could not live in us. Jesus in the flesh could not be in all places at once, but the HS can be and is. I hope this helps, tho I never really thought of this question before so I don't know how correct my answer is.
---betty8468 on 10/2/07


I appreciate your taking the time to clarify your statement & position. I am aided by every thoughtful statement or response of the sincere.

Thanks you sir
---joseph on 4/14/07

By the way Earl I agree with you statement I would have simply worded it a little differently. I will use your quote and substituted a few words to convey my position. Please, no disrespect or offense intended. Our positions are simply so similar I choose to do it this way to show the respect that I do have for you post. However if it strike you as offensive, please forgive me. Cont.....
---joseph on 4/14/07

"The breath of life referred to in several places is the same "as the Spirit of God". If God takes "His Spirit" away "life ends". As long as man respires the "Spirit" is functioning in him. The same for vegetation and animal life but on different levels. The "Holy Spirt" is Jesus' 'personal touch' of himself 'spiritually' "set apart for his children". The spirit of truth "inspires & lodges within" the human arena of thought.
---joseph on 4/14/07

greetings.joseph.My position is that the breath of life refered to in several places is the same holy spirit.Ps.104 gives a good description if God takes the holy spirit away.As long as man respirates the holy spirit is functioning in him.The same for vegetation and the animal life but on different levels does it function.The spirit of truth is Jesus' 'personal touch' of himself 'spiritually' to his children.The spirit of truth lodges itself in the human arena of thought.
---earl on 4/14/07

Earl the way I understand it. The Holy Spirit is the direct Divine inspiration of the Father, set apart for the enlightenment of men & encompasses all the "spirits" of God. Wisdom, understanding, truth, knowledge, etc. Not to be confused with The Spirit of the Father which i understand to be His Divine essence. The essence of life itself. I am not attempting to correct you sir or implying you are incorrect, I am simply looking to understand your position.
---joseph on 4/14/07

So that the Word can be fulfilled and come to pass what God promised. That we could believe and have life, abundantly.
---Junia on 4/14/07

greetings.Jesus is not omnipresent,his Father is.If he were then he would not need to return to his throne in his Father's throne,he would already be there.Upon returning to his previous headquarters in our universe he then released the spirit of truth.Although it is also spoken of as the holy spirit the two are not the same.Without the comforter Jesus would be old news but with it Jesus remains fresh and new.
---earl on 4/13/07

---Debi's idea here has some validity. Certainly Jesus had the Holy Spirit without measure. Therefore it would seem reasonable at his physical death he released his Holy Spirit back to his followers.
---Mima on 4/13/07

The Holy Ghost(comforter) is the spirit form of jesus. The death of his body released the comforter, and enabled him to come into us.
---Debi on 4/13/07

There was no need for the comforter (Holy Spirit) until after Jesus left the earth. Before that, the Christians had Jesus.
---Susie on 4/12/07

Hard to know, but when we are finally in Heaven, we will know. For now, it is not necessary for us to know all the ins and outs of it
---Peter5448 on 4/12/07

Excellent response Betty. Jesus said "If you love me keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father and He shall give you another comforter, that He may abide with you forever. The comforter [which is] the Holy Spirit. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." I am sure you see my point.
---joseph on 4/12/07

Jesus said he would send us a comforter and the comforter is Jesus spirit he could not inter our bodies as flesh but as spirt he can and I thank him for his mercy and goodness and that he was willing to give his life for me God is great and greatly to be praised. I never thought i would live to see how people make fun of him and saying all kinds lies that he was married to mary and had children .
---Betty on 4/12/07

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Where did you get the idea that Jesus said He was sending the Comforter "BACK", Mima?

There's nothing to imply "back" in this passage in ANY language.
---Jack on 4/11/07

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