13 But all things [sins] reproved are made manifest [revealed] by the light. For whatever reveals is light. [Revealed by the light of the word, Jesus, who reproves every man of sin with light that reveals the sins of his heart to him; the light anonymously pleads with us to cease our evil behavior, but men in their darkness do not comprehend the light. While a man may forget the light's reproving him of his sins, when that man dies, he will see every reproof of God in his lifetime played back vividly and they will be his judge, John 12:47-48; he will remember them all and be ashamed that he ignored the gentle pleadings of his creator. From the Word of the Lord within: "There is no darkness but what will be discovered. All sin is darkness." All a man's darkness is exposed to him, either in this life or the next.]
8 And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong [reprove all men] concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment.1 [Every man has his day of visitation from the Holy Spirit, when he hears the Lord's quiet and anonymous reproofs. Those, who do not believe Him, (his words of reproof), remain in condemnation. But if a man heeds His reproofs, the Lord pours his Spirit and words on him, Pro 20:23,33; teaching a man how to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world; to then finally judge a man, gathering his wheat, (his works of love, energized and motivated by operational faith), into the barn and burning up the chaff (works of sin) with unquenchable fire — the Holy Spirit's baptism of death to the selfish spirit of Satan in a man.]
9 Of sin, because they do not believe in me. [When a man hears the gentle, anonymous call to forsake his evil ways, if he repents, God gives him more of His spirit and hunger to seek Him. Those, who do not believe Him, (the Lord's words of reproof), and continue sinning until death, suffer a hard judgment; and the words that man heard and ignored will be remembered, which same words will judge him, John 12:47-48, to his great shame and sorrow. The light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:5. For everyone who does evil deeds (sins) hates the light (so hates Christ, who is the light) and does not come to the light for fear his deeds will be exposed and reproved. John 3:20. If we heed His reproofs and seek His kingdom and His righteousness as our life's first priority, by doing the one thing needed, (to sit at his feet and listen to His spoken words, Luke 10:39-42 ), grace first teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, removing the sins from our heart, one at a time; this function of the Holy Spirit is named the Ministry of Condemnation.]
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more. [Then the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father and speaking from in the name of Jesus, having first redeemed us from all sin and purified us, teaches us how to live soberly, godly, and righteously in this present world, Tit 2:11-14; so that we are eventually able to practice righteousness, just as Jesus practiced it: let no man deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, even as He (Jesus) is righteous. 1 John 3:7. This function of grace, teaching us how to practice righteousness, is named the Ministry of Righteousness, which is much more glorious than the Ministry of Condemnation.]
21 These things you have done, and I kept silent; you thought that I was entirely like you. But I will reprove you and set my charges [of your sins] against you in order before your eyes.1 [God is pure, holy, perfect, and infinite; man is profane, full of error, finite, and dust. There is no way we can be in the company of God until we have been crucified. There is no place in heaven for liars, cheats, haters, those who lust for bodies, those who get angry, those who want something more, those who are covetous, those who are drunken, those whose tongues run with their brains, those whose thoughts are impure.]
8 You have set our sins before you, what we have hidden, by the light of your face.1
48 He who rejects me and does not receive my words, has one for his judge — the words that I have spoken [to Him] will judge him in the last day.7 [He knocks in every man's heart; he quietly pleads anonymously for us to depart from our evil, selfish ways. If we do not keep [practice, obey] his words, when we die, (the last day), we will remember the words of him pleading with us to depart from evil, and those words will judge us. From the Word of the Lord within: "All men are without excuse; if I were silent, they would have an excuse. Every man has heard the call to repent."]
|1 John 1:8-9|
8 If we say that we have no sin [when he reproves us], we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. [If we say we have no sin, thinking we are already righteous, we have no motivation to go to Him, seeking His help to become clean, pure, and acceptable to God. All men are sinners, defiled by evil in their hearts, until we are purified and freed from all sin by the power of God.]
9 If we do not deny our sins [when he reproves us], he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. [When we go to Christ to sit and wait on Him, as He (the Light) shows us our sins and we acknowledge them, He will forgive and purify us of that sin. We believed Christ, and our obedience shows that we love the truth who is Christ.]
20 For everyone who does evil deeds [sins] hates the light [so hates Christ, who is the light] and does not come to the light for fear his deeds will be exposed and reproved. [The true light is given to every man who comes into the world so that he might believe. John 1:7,9. The light shines in darkness, but men do not understand that it is Christ anonymously reasoning with them, attempting to show (reprove) men for their evil. John 1:5, Eph 5:13. Loving their selfish life, and hating the Light (who is Christ) that attempts to correct (reprove) them, selfish men flee from the light (Christ) and so remain in condemnation, walking in darkness, continuing to sin, fulfilling the lusts and desires of their flesh.]
23 If you will repent at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.
24 But because I have called, and you refused; because I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded it.
25 Because you have all treated my counsel as nothing and have ignored my reproofs;
26 I will also laugh at your calamity, and I will mock when your fear comes.1
27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes upon you.
28 Then they shall call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early and diligently, but they shall not find me.
29 Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD.
30 They would have none of my counsel; they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, and be satiated with their own desires.2
32 For the turning away [from my counsel] of the ignorant shall slay them, and the careless ease of fools will destroy them.
33 But whoever listens to me and heeds what I say, shall dwell safely; and he shall be at peace from the fear of evil."3
|Proverbs 13:18 |
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him who refuses instruction, but he who welcomes reproof shall be honored.4 [Every man and woman has their day of visitation from the Lord, when He anonymously reasons with us to turn from evil and do right; but we typically ignore His counsel, reproof, and reasonings because we are stubborn and insistent on our own selfish ends.]