“Lord,” Thomas said, “we don’t know where You’re going. How can we know the way?”
“Lord,” said Philip, “show us the Father, and that’s enough for us.”
“I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
“If you love Me, you will keep My commands. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.
The Holy Spirit was PROMISED to the FOLLOWERS of Jesus.
He is GOD.
He will always be PRESENT.
He will ILLUMINATE truth.
You can’t separate MISSION of God from the PROMISE of the Holy Spirit.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
God has provided EVERYTHING we need to CONTINUE His mission.
We cannot FULFILL His mission WITHOUT the Holy Spirit.