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"if I depart, I will send him"

“It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter[parákletos], will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.(John 16:7).

Now, this statement begs the question: If the Comforter is a different being(separate from the Father & Son), how is it that Jesus had to go back to Heaven before the Comforter could be sent? Was the Comforter so busy up there that He couldn't come to Earth until Jesus arrived and relieved Him of His other responsibilities? (sarcasm) Or, does the Bible give us a clue?

… the Comforter[parákletos], which is the Holy Ghost[pneûma]. (John 14:26). 

Greek Word Study on parákletos => http://sidnash.org/docs/parakletos.html

"... when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit[pneûma] of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:" -Jesus, John 15:26.

We see here that Jesus "will send"(Jn15:26;16:7) "him"(Comforter/Spirit of truth/Holy Spirit) and that "him" is "from the Father" and "the promise of my(Christ's) Father".

And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. (Luke 24:49)

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit[pneûma], which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost[pneûma] was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) (John 7:38-39)

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: ... I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. (John 17:1,4,5)

[Jesus,] being assembled together with them[His disciples], commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost[pneûma](living water) not many days hence... But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost[pneûma] is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:4-8)

After the fulfillment, Peter said, "Therefore [Jesus] being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost[pneûma], he[Jesus] hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear." (Acts 2:33).

Above, we see that the promise of Christ's Father(Lk24:39;Ac1:4), the Holy Spirit, is now received from Jesus, just as He had promised. Below, we see it concisely summed up by Paul:

“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit[pneûma] of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:6)

Related study on Jesus words, "another Comforter", => http://sidnash.org/docs/allos.html

Desiring to live by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah (Deut8:3; Matt4:4)

-Sid Nash: 09/23/2023. Latest version: http://sidnash.org/docs/ComforterSent.html