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The Holy Spirit is our Advocate. “Advocate” in some translations is also translated   into the following words, Helper, Comforter, Comforter, Intercessor and Counsellor. The Greek word is Paraclete which means “someone who came alongside people and defended them, who protected them in times of trouble.” He was someone who came alongside the weak to give them strength and courage, especially in the context of being persecuted. “My little children [John writes in 1 John 2:1], I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate     [a paraclete] with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

“In other words, we’re to think of Jesus—and by implication His Spirit—as One who pleads for us, on our behalf, if we sin.” From “Simply Put.”

If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you.” John 14:15-18, NLT.

In North Carolina in the USA there is an organization called, Paraclete Aviation. It has one mission: “Creating a successful and winning partnership with its clients.” Founded by former US Army Golden Knight and visionary businessman, Tim D’Annunzio, the Paraclete business group is synonymous with excellence.  Paraclete partners with  military and civilian operators offering support in many aspects of Aviation. Tim has had over 7,700 parachute jumps and as a Christian would understand the full depth   of the meaning of a paraclete. A man who has had several failed ventures in business, but he keeps getting up and today he is a very successful businessman. He helps so many people in aviation both military and private.

“I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” John 14:25-26, NLT.