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1D: Holy Spirit as Comforter, Guide and Teacher

"The Holy Spirit is the Comforter or God's love in action, which like a mother guides and helps and forgives all who seek her" (Mysteries of John 143).

"Emerson says: 'Every soul is not only the inlet, but may become the outlet of all there is in God.' We can only be this by keeping ourselves consciously in open communication with God without the intervention of any other person between God and us. 'The anointing which you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that any one should teach you' (I John 2:27). 'But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things'(John 14:26). 'When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth; for he will not speak on his own authority but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come' (John 16:13) (How I Used Truth 34).

"After a person is taught of the Holy Spirit, as promised by Jesus, he no longer needs pictures and parables to illustrate the principles of life. He knows within himself that certain things are true, regardless of appearances or intellectual arguments to the contrary" (Unity July 1936 8).

"The Holy Spirit is a prospering Spirit because it instructs and guides you in the perfect methods of service, the perfect performance of your task, the perfect use of your substance. As you. listen within for the voice of the HolY Spirit you are in all ways guided and prospered (Weekly Unity Sep 2 1945 6).

"The Holy Spirit is an indefatigable Spirit. It never wearies in welldoing. It never tires of healing, helping, counseling, guiding you. It never slackens in the mighty works it will do through you if permitted, any more than it slackened in the mighty works it did through Jesus" (Weekly Unity Sep 2 1945 6)

"Even as the Holy Spirit revealed the works of the Father to Jesus and filled Him with the love, faith, strength, and wisdom to carry on the Father's work, so does the Holy Spirit reveal to you the works of the Father and enable you to fulfill them" (Weekly Unity Sep 2 1945 6).

"Holy Spirit is the love of Jehovah taking care of the human family. The Holy Spirit is in the world today with great power and wisdom, ready to be poured upon all who look to it for guidance. Its mission is to bring all men into communion with God; to guide men in order that they will not mistake the way into the light" (RW/Holy).

As comforter, guide, and teacher, the Holy Spirit translates the love, will, and wisdom of God into our experience of life. The Holy Spirit is the great REVEALER of God. It is that within us that translates the love of God into a very personal, loving, caring Presence. It translates God's will into specific guidance for good, and it makes the knowable known. It is that within us that translates from the realm of the Absolute into the relative.