the spirit of truth, will come from the father, and live in them, telling them, and telling the world through them, who Jesus really was and is. They mustn’t get lured into talking about themselves. That might well make them paranoid, and it would make their hearers either bored or angry. They must talk about him. The world won’t like it, but it must be done.
Have you been filled with the Spirit/Entirely Sanctified?
26–27 The clauses relating to the Paraclete, “whom I will send from the Father,” and “who proceeds from the Father,” are set in synonymous parallelism, and so express the same idea in variation (Schnackenburg, 3:118, with most modern writers). This means that the latter clause must be interpreted of the sending of the Spirit on mission to humankind, and not of the so-called “procession” of the Spirit from the Father, as many Greek Fathers maintained, and as is represented in the historic creeds. The sending of the Spirit in many respects corresponds to the sending of the Son (cf. 8:42; 13:3; 17:8. On “the Spirit of truth” see 14:16–17, and the Comment on that passage, pp. 256–58). The Spirit’s task is to “bear witness” concerning Jesus (περὶ ἐμοῦ). His witness therefore is not here conceived of as that of an advocate, speaking in defense of the disciples