In order for us to enter into a close relationship with another person, we must first seek to understand what makes that individual tick. A greater knowledge of a person’s likes, dislikes, aims, and ambitions will help develop a deeper friendship. Likewise, if we are to be intimate with the Holy Spirit, we must first seek to understand His personality. As we discovered in the last message, Jesus made this astounding statement to His disciples: “It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7). This is the same Jesus who once said, “I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things that have been hidden since the foundation of the world” (Matthew 13:35 AMP). Jesus, the greatest teacher who ever lived, the One who revealed mysteries that had been hidden since the foundation of the world, is attempting to convince His closest followers that the Spirit of God—not Jesus Himself physically present—would be the best companion for them and the generations of believers to come.