In John 16, Jesus predicts the work of the Holy Spirit in the church. Interestingly, Jesus describes the work of the Holy Spirit very differently from the way we usually think of His work. We tend to think primarily of His gifts, but Jesus emphasizes something else – the revelation of the things to come.
When Jesus spoke about the Holy Spirit, He was filled with anticipation about how the presence of the Holy Spirit with the church after His ascension would strengthen the church. It is important that we demystify the gift of the Holy Spirit.