Not as Orphans
Why do we seek to live autonomously--as orphans? We find our identity, our meaning, and our direciton in what we do or possess rather than in who we are--Children of God. Jesus wants us to know the Fatherhood of God through his Spirit: "And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Paraclete (A Witness Helper and Comforter.)"
Receiving the Holy Spirit as a Witness--a Truth Bearer: "The Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive because it does not see Him...
Receving the Holy Spirit as a Helper--Enabling us to Love. "If you love me, keep my commandments..."
Receiving the Holy Spirit as Comforter--the Spirit of Adoption. "I will not leave you as orphans..."