A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“The Work of The Holy Spirit”, John 16:1) These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2) They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. Acts 8:1. 3) And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor Me. 4) But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. 5) But now I go My way to Him that sent me; and none of you asketh Me, Whither goest thou? 6) But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 7) 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. Ephesians 4:8. 8) And when he is come, he will reprove (convince) the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. 9) Of sin, because they believe not on Me: Acts 2;22; Galatians 3:22. 10) Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Galatians 5:5. 11) Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12) I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 1Timothy 4:1. 14) He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15) All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore, said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. Colossians 1:19. 16) In a little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1-2 They will put you out of the synagogues…kill you: The persecution that the disciples would face included excommunication and even execution. Excommunication had economic as well as religious implications because much of the life of an ancient Jew revolved around the synagogue. The murderers of believers would imagine that they were offering a sacrifice to God. v3-4 at the beginning… Jesus had been preparing His disciples to assimilate the truth (Proverbs 22:6). In His Wisdom, the Lord never gives us more that we can handle. v5 none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? Peter and Thomas had asked earlier in 13:36 and 14:5. However, things were different now. The disciples had learned about denials, suffering and death. v6-7 Jesus explained the benefits of His departure. When He left, the believers would have 1) the provision of the Holy Spirit, (vv7-15); 2) the potential of full joy (16-24); 3) the possibility of fuller knowledge (vv25-28); 4) the privilege of peace (vv29-33). unto you… The Holy Spirit would not be given unto the world but to Believers. v8 The Holy Spirit would demonstrate the truth of Christ beyond the fear of contradiction. The Holy Spirit convicts unbelievers through Believers who witness about Christ (15:26, 27). The content of the witness that the Spirit reinforces includes truth about sin, righteousness, and judgment. . v9 of sin…Our witness should not focus on sins (adultery, gluttony, pride and other sins) but on the full payment that Christ has made for all sin. Belief in the full pardon is the only cure for the disease of sin. v10 of righteousness Jesus’ work on the cross was completely righteous. This is demonstrated by the Father raising Christ up from the dead and the empty tomb, signifying His satisfaction with Christ’s righteous payment and His acceptance of Christ into His presence. Christ did all that He was sent to do. v11 of judgment…The Holy Spirit would convince people of the judgment to come. v12 The Holy Spirit’s ministry to the Apostles (one sent forth) was threefold: 1) He would guide them into all truth (v13); 2) He would tell them of the future (v13); 3) He would help them glorify Christ (vv14, 15). v13 Spirit of Truth The Holy Spirit is the source of Truth 14:17; 15:26. guide: He would lead the Apostles and their job would be to follow. All truth refers to the truth necessary to be mature Saints and thoroughly equipped servants (2Timothy 3:16, 17). v14 The Holy Spirit glorifies Christ by making Him known. v15 There is no division in the “Godhead”. What the Father has, the Son has (17:10). What the Son has the Spirit will declare (1Corinthians 2;13). v16 You will see Me… 1)the disciples would literally see Jesus after the Resurrection; 2) the disciples would spiritually see Jesus after the Ascension.
More to come and God Bless You.