I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever – The Spirit (of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you ]constantly] and will he in you (John 14:16-17 AMP).
In this Scripture, Jesus was talking to His disciples the night before He went to the cross. At that point, they had not received the Holy Spirit because Jesus had not yet died and risen. Their sins had not yet been washed away. The anointing of God was upon them as they went out and ministered; yet Jesus said there was coming a day when the Holy Spirit was going to be in them. That is the day we live in now, a day that began when Jesus rose from the dead. This day was fulfilled at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the people in the Upper Room and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke with other tongues. The above verses are from the Amplified Bible. The Amplified Bible takes the Greek New Testament and describes the different meanings in a particular word. Such is the case with the phrase “Another Comforter.” There are two Greek words for “another.” One of the Greek words, hetereos, means “another, but different.” It’s like saying: Here’s a book and here’s another book. There are two books yet they are different. Jesus said “Another Comforter,” referring to the second definition of another, which is in the Greek, allos, meaning “another,” but exactly the same as the first. For example, consider two envelopes. Here’s one envelope and here’s another envelope identical to the first one. Jesus said He was sending “Another” one just like Himself. The Holy Spirit is exactly like Jesus. The things Jesus did, the Holy Spirit is also doing right now. Jesus healed the sick and suffering in His earthly ministry. In the same way, the Holy Spirit is healing the sick and suffering today. The Holy Spirit is working all over the modern world. He is bringing people to Christ, healing the sick, and delivering the oppressed. The good news is that the age of miracles is not over. The Holy Spirit is real, He is our Helper. The things Jesus did while on earth, the Holy Spirit is doing today.