An End and a Beginning
The central message in Jesus’ departure is about an exchange of persons—He goes back to the Father and the Holy Spirit comes to us to be our personal representative. God had a plan for His Church, and it was made effective as Christ’s followers cooperated with the person and work of the Holy Spirit. That is still God’s plan and God’s provision for us as the Church today; we cannot separate the Church from the person of the Holy Spirit. Knowing Him is essential.