John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
So I've never heard this whole verse quoted, just the first part. So in fact the point of bearing fruit is so that whatever you ask the Father in the name of Jesus He will give you. The Father has always been about giving. "He came bearing good gifts for men"
John 15:26 When the Advocate comes, whom I will send you from the Father — the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father — he will testify about me,
Advocate = In Greek is G 3875
An intercessor, consoler: - advocate, comforter.
–verb (used with object)
to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument;recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries forteachers.
a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of aperson, cause, etc. (usually followed by of ): an advocate ofpeace.
a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor.
a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law.
One who comes along side of. I'm thought of the Holy Spirit as comforter and counselor but not as "Advocate". He is our Attorney; our Lawyer. He is always there to justify us from wrong doing and enforce our rights as Royal Children of the Kingdom of God! We are God's kids.
In many states you can disown your real kids but not adopted kids. Adopted kids are just as much your kids as natural kids, in a sense better because there was a deliberate choice to go through a process in order to adopt. This means as children of God containing the spirit of adoption we are just as much the son or daughter of God as Jesus.
The Father is our father, Jesus is our Brother, the Holy Spirit is our Guardian, Lawyer, Nanny if you will. He is our constant companion on earth and our caretaker this side of heaven. In many ways the Holy Spirit is our mother. One must remember that ALL humans came from God. Man and Woman. So I think much of the Woman's personality came from the Holy Spirit. So in a sense, the Holy Spirit is the Mother of the Family. Have you ever seen a mom fight for her kids? It's vicious. A mama bear who's cubs are threatened is a violent animal. I believe this is part of what is being said here. The Holy spirit is our advocate, protector, and defender. He is the one who who comes along side of. Mom's are also more comforting to kids than Dad's are. They come along side, and hold them, and hug them, and reassure them. This is the Holy Spirit too.
I have a defender! My rights are enforced! Hallelujah.