|John 16:7-13 |
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is advantageous for you that I go away. For if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.
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.]
11 Of judgment,2 because the ruler of this world [in every man] has been condemned. [The Spirit of Satan is in every man's heart, making man a slave to sin, until the Lord gradually purifies a man; and then upon his second appearance in your heart, when he brings salvation to those expecting and waiting for him, he crushes Satan under your feet, and destroys him with the brightness of his coming. 2 Cor 4:6, Heb 9:28, Rom 16:20, 2 Thes 2:8]
12 I have many things yet to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 However when the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.3 For he shall not speak of himself, but he shall only speak what he hears; and he will show you things to come. [From the word of the Lord within: "Truly, I say to you, all the truth is magnificent; you will marvel when you see it. There are those who profess to know truth, only having knowledge of the Bible. It is no value to me to know truths and not know the Lord. Do you know him or just pretend to know him; to know him is to have met him and listened to him. Seek the meeting. To be in Jesus is to be in truth."]
3 when the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. So anyone who has been obeying the Lord's voice receives an additional measure of the Holy Spirit: the Holy Spirit is given to those who obey him. Acts 5:32, Pro 1:23,33. The Holy Spirit will also teach you all things: John 14:26. By the anointing of the Holy Spirit, a man is taught all things, and he needs no man to teach him. 1 John 2:27. So that with the anointing of the Holy Spirit, a man knows all things: you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. 1 John 2:20. So do you, who claim to have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, know all things, or have you yet to hear and obey the Holy Spirit, so you can even be sealed by the Holy Spirit, a preliminary step to the baptism.
The beginning of knowing truth is to understand what a low beast a man is. Man has to be taught about sin, selfishness, lust, sexual immorality, lying, the evil tongue, and that the whole world lies in wickedness with every man controlled by the Spirit of Satan within them. Man then learns how Christendom has been totally taken over by Babylon. When he sees this, it makes him sad:
When you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free; and if the Son makes you free, you are truly free. John 8:31-32,36. Freedom from sin — is salvation.
Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination, 'Hear the word of the LORD,' because they have seduced my people saying, 'Peace!' when there is no peace. .. you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad, and have strengthened the hands of the wicked, so that he does not return from his wicked way, by [falsely] promising him life.