3.5.4 Jesus Christ's promise to send the Holy Spirit

Before His return to the Father, Jesus Christ announced to His Apostles the coming of the Holy Spirit as the Comforter and the "Spirit of truth". He also promised the Holy Spirit as a divine "Helper" and as the power from on high, which was to be imparted to His own.


Jesus stated that His departure from this world was a prerequisite for the coming of the Holy Spirit as a Helper (John 16: 7). Likewise, the dispensation of Holy Spirit as a gift only occurred after Christ had been glorified through His death, resurrection, and return to the Father (John 7: 39).