Jesus was talking to his friends at the last supper when he explained to them what was going to happen in the future. He was fore telling his death and that he was going to leave them.
“But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 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 unto you.
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:”
John 16:6-8 KJV
Jesus called the prince of this world, Satan. “The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out.” John 12v 31. Jesus defeated Satan when He shed his blood on the cross. Satan’s power over this world was broken. When we believe in Jesus we come into God’s Kingdom and Satan doesn’t have to rule over us any longer. We believe this by faith in Jesus. We need to progress in the knowledge of God and not let Satan deceive us any longer. The Holy Spirit leads us into truth.
He reassured them that he would sent a comforter, the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is referred in the scriptures as the helper, the advocate, the counsellor as well as the comforter.“
In these troubled days who doesn’t need a comforter. A father, mother, child or friend may not be with one in his life to bring friendship and comfort. But God promised a comforter who will never leave or forsake one. He is the Holy Spirit.
By believing in Jesus one can ask the Holy Spirit to come into one’s life. God will give him the gifts of the Holy Spirit. One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is the gift of speaking in tongues, a different language than one’s own. This is prayer language that builds our spirit up. With this prayer one defeats Satan.
Don’t be afraid to receive the Holy Spirit. Ask the Father in Jesus name to send you the Holy Spirit. If one asks his own father for a gift, will he not give him it. How much more our Heavenly Father will give to us The Holy Spirit. He will not give us anything that is harmful.