But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
“When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,
But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives;
You have received gifts among men,
Even among the rebellious also, that the Lord God may dwell there.
I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.
But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;
But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”
And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
nor do you take into account that it is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.”
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me;
Opening his mouth, Peter said:“I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
Therefore it says,
“When He ascended on high,
He led captive a host of captives,
And He gave gifts to men.”