THE COMFORTER
That the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, is to come to earth and live here forever is obvious from the words
of Christ. As those who study this website know, I believe the Comforter is a woman. I have added an (s)
to the word "he" and placed a "(her)" after "him" in the following scriptures to reflect my belief. (See No.
22, "The Holy Family.")

"And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter (the Holy Ghost), that (s)he may abide
with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him (her) not,
neither knoweth him (her): but ye know him (her); for (s)he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not
leave you comfortless: I will come to you." (John 14:16-18).

Not only does the Comforter come to live here, "(s)he may abide with you for ever," but she is a powerful
influence on those who follow Christ, "(s)he dwelleth
with you, and shall be in you."

The Holy Ghost is the "Spirit of truth," she is the rainbow of the prophetic covenant. It is the Holy Ghost
who puts the prophetic words into the mouths of the prophets. "For the prophecy came not in old time by
the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (2 Peter 1:21). (See
also the discussion of the bow in No. 47, "The Corner, The Nail, And The Battle Bow.")

The prophetic covenant is the promise that God will send prophets to guide His people. "Surely the Lord
God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7). In person,
the Holy Ghost will guide the Kingdom of God in the end time.

The world will reject and ignore her, just as it rejects the Kingdom of God, "whom the world cannot
receive, because it seeth him (her) not, neither knoweth him (her)." If the world accepted her, the world
would have to repent and reform, and Satan will not allow his minions to do that. The people of the
Kingdom of God accept her. She comes as an earthly representative of Christ, who remains in heaven." "I
will not leave you comfortless:
I (Christ) will come to you (in the person of the Holy Ghost)."

"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, (s)he shall teach you
all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:26).

God The Father sends the Holy Ghost to represent Christ, "the Comforter... whom the Father will send in
My (Christ's) name," therefore her ministry has the full support of God. A significant portion of her
ministry is to remind people of what Christ said and explaining meanings they have not seen in His
words, " (s)he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have
said unto you."

"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth,
which proceedeth from the Father, (s)he shall testify of Me: and ye also shall bear witness, because ye
have been with Me from the beginning." (John 15:26,27).

The Holy Ghost is also sent from Christ, "whom I will send unto you from the Father." She is the Spirit of
truth, speaking the prophetic message, the golden oil, "truth, which proceedeth from the Father," the
olive tree. (See No. 22, "The Holy Family.")

It is the duty of all Christians to testify of Christ. Everyone gathered into God's Kingdom will be a "gospel
worker." The Holy Ghost will not be an exception, "(s)he shall testify of Me."

The words of John Chapters 14 thru 17 were spoken at the Last Supper to the eleven remaining disciples
(after Judas had left to betray Christ). So when Christ says: "and ye also shall bear witness, because ye
have been with Me from the beginning," He can only mean that the disciples are on earth again during
the gathering of the Kingdom of God. I believe that means most if not all have been resurrected.

That I don't forthrightly say all of the disciples will be resurrected to help in the harvest is because I am
mindful of this scripture. "Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following...  
Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he
tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou Me. Then went this saying abroad among the brethren,
that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I
come, what is that to thee?" (John 21:20-23). Perhaps like Enoch, who went to heaven to live with God,
one or more of the disciples went to heaven to live with Christ until He comes back to earth in glory. "But
Jesus... said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." (Matt. 19:26).

"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter
will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him (her) unto you." (John 16:7).

During Christ's ministry, the Holy Ghost dwelt within Him. "And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost
returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness." (Luke 4:1). The Holy Ghost remained
within Christ until He died. "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and
he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost (the Holy Ghost)." (John 19:30). While Christ lived, the Holy
Ghost was not available to the disciples, as He said, "if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto
you; but if I depart, I will send him (her) unto you."

The first manifestation of the Holy Ghost, which Christ sent to His disciples as they led the first gathering,
was a symbol of the spiritual power of the Holy Ghost, one of the tongues of flame on top of the disciples
heads. (See Acts 2.) The second manifestation of the Holy Ghost, which Christ will send to His
resurrected disciples, as they lead the final gathering of the 144,000 and the great multitude of gospel
workers, is the physical presence of the Holy Ghost.

"And when (s)he is come, (s)he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of
sin, because they believe not on Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no
more; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged." (John 16:8-11).

Jeremiah has given the mandate from God which defines the power of the Holy Ghost. "In those days,
and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and (s)he shall execute
judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell
safely: and this is the name wherewith
she shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness." (Jer. 33:15,16).

As you see, the Holy Ghost is to "execute judgment and righteousness in the land." The land is the
Kingdom of God, so the Holy Ghost does not have jurisdiction over the whole earth. Remember, the
world rejects her, "the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him (her) not,
neither knoweth him (her)."

She can however speak out, "reprove the world," and because of modern means of communication, her
message will influence many Christians. She speaks out against sin, "(s)he will reprove the world... of sin,
because they believe not on Me."

Christ's admonished those that follow Him to love one another. "This is My commandment, That ye love
one another, as I have loved you." (John 15:12). In the light of this commandment, the Holy Ghost will
specifically reprove the sins that involve lack of concern for the lives and well being of others, for
example abortion, careless begetting and Don Juan type behaviors.

She will expose the righteousness of the world as a filthy rag, "(s)he will reprove the world... of
righteousness, because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no more." When Christ, who set the standard
for selfless concern for others, left the earth, most of the righteousness of the earth departed with Him.
When the first founders of the Christian church died, the remaining righteousness of the earth died with
them.

In the name of Christ, the Holy Ghost will be a powerful advocate of the rights of the poor, particularly the
right of the world's children to plentiful nutritious food, comfortable housing, safety from human and
animal predators, and education. To this end, she will found charities and promote a new standard of
righteousness, the righteousness of Job.

"When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: because I
delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him
that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. I put on
righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. I was eyes to the blind, and
feet was I to the lame. I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. And I
brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth." (Job 29:11-17). (Note that Job was a
Christ-like man and the Book of Job is a parable of death and resurrection.)  

Finally, she will speak out about injustice, particularly those injustices that have been made part of the
world's laws, and those injustices which take place in the application of the world's laws, "(s)he will
reprove the world... of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged."

Christ was a political prisoner who was condemned to death. The Holy Ghost will speak on behalf of
political prisoners all over the earth. Women all over the earth are made slaves by unjust laws or lack of
legal protection, the Holy Ghost will speak on their behalf because Christ also suffered at the hands of
"duly constituted legal authority."

"I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of
truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall
hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify Me: for he shall receive of
Mine, and shall shew it unto you." (John 16:12-14).

Christ preached a major sermon to the disciples on the night before He was taken to be crucified. But He
was mindful that they would be sorely tried by the events of the next days, so He left many revelations to
the Holy Ghost. "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now." In particular Christ
did not reveal the ministry of the feminine members of the Godhead.

Christ promised that the Holy Ghost would reveal all spiritual truth, "when (s)he, the Spirit of truth, is
come, (s)he will guide you into all truth." The Holy Ghost will not promote herself, " (s)he shall not speak
of himself (herself)." Instead the Holy Ghost will act as the mouthpiece of God, speaking the prophetic
message which God sends, "whatsoever (s)he shall hear, that shall (s)he speak: and (s)he will shew you
things to come."

"Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell
you of them (through the mouth of the Holy Ghost)." (Is. 42:9).

The Holy Ghost will glorify Christ, because she will show you that the words of Christ contain the seeds of
all future prophecies, "(s)he shall glorify Me: for (s)he shall receive of Mine, and shall shew it unto you."

Amo Paul Bishop Roden
The Holy Ghost, symbolized as a rainbow (for the prophetic covenant) and  a dove-like cloud.