The subject is divided into two principal parts:-The action of the Holy Ghost when the Lord should be away; and the relationship of the disciples to Him during His stay upon the earth. he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you--Though the proper fulness of both these was yet future, our Lord, by using both the present and the future, seems plainly to say that they already had the germ of this great blessing. 2. We see Him, because we have life, and this life is in Him, and He in this life. In chapter 15 we have His place and standing on earth, the true Vine, and then His state of glory as exalted and sending the Comforter to reveal that. Glorious saying! because I live--not "shall live," only when raised from the dead; for it is His unextinguishable, divine life of which He speaks, in view of which His death and resurrection were but as shadows passing over the sun's glorious disk. His presence, in spirit, here below, is the consolation of His people.

This site affirms that God has provided in and through Jesus Christ his eternal Son, a way of forgiveness in which we can live in his presence guilt free, acquitted and at peace. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. At first (from John 13:31 ) the intercourse took the form of conversation; sitting at table, they talked familiarly together. A good child not only obeys when he knows his father's will, but he acquires the knowledge of that will by giving heed to it. 14) reveal that which is beyond it for faith; and that which belongs to us through His death throws its light back, and teaches who He was, even when on earth, and always, before the world was. ‘You know the way to the place where I am going.’. All God's Word For You Bible Studies are written from a reformed, conservative, evangelical perspective that upholds the historic fundamentals of the Christian faith. We think it was the dictate of that saying of earlier date, "I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!" But in that He was alone. Standing face to face with Jesus Christ, we see the Father. But it is as if the Evangelist had said, "A very different Judas from the traitor, and a very different question from any that he would have put.

In chapter 16:12, 13, Jesus tells them that He had many things to say, but that they could not bear them then. 13 Whatever you ask in my name I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.. 15 If you love me you will keep my commandments.. 16 I shall ask the Father, and he will give you another Paraclete to be with you for ever,.

We are in Him. No matter how genuine. If we grieve the Spirit, He will not be in us the power of the manifestation to our souls of the Father and the Son in communion, but will rather act on our consciences in conviction, though giving the sense of grace. It is not about us and our needs and our difficulties. He gives us to be interested in His own glory, in His happiness, and, in it, to find our own. It is not here a question of the love of God in sovereign grace to a sinner, but of the Father's dealings with His children. All that His heart, glowing with love, had still to say to His friends, was compressed into this short season. Its total impact was exceedingly small. ], ‘In my Father’s house there are many rooms’.

18-20. [The trust/believe in verse 1 is present continuous tense in both instances. The Holy Ghost once introduced as sent, the Lord says, "I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you." Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you--If John 14:25 John 14:26 sounded like a note of preparation for drawing the discourse to a close, this would sound like a farewell. DISCOURSE AT THE TABLE, AFTER SUPPER. It is not "the Father in me [which, however, was always true], and I in him"-words, the first of which, here omitted, expressed the reality of His manifestation of the Father here on earth. No matter how many followers someone has, or how many people they have influenced. . This characterises discipleship up to the present time. remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto so the Father shall send the Spirit in My name, says Jesus, that is, with like divine power and authority to reproduce in their souls what Christ taught them, "bringing to living consciousness what lay like slumbering germs in their minds" [OLSHAUSEN]. All of the above passages help us to understand the awesome claim that Jesus is making here in John 14:7ff. The Father and the Son manifest themselves in us, in whom the Holy Ghost is dwelling, even as the Father and the Holy Ghost were present, when the Son was here below-doubtless in another way, for He was the Son, and we only live by Him-the Holy Ghost only dwelling in us. acknowledges that God exists, that He loves us with an incredible love, and that He has spoken and continues to speak to us in the Bible, his written Word. We must think deeply then before we automatically assume that Jesus is saying that we will do the miracles that he did. 8-12. Like the others, this claim contains unavoidable discrimination against all other religious leaders, religious belief systems and religious promises. ye shall know that I am in my Father, ye in me, I in. I go to prepare a place for you--to obtain for you a right to be there, and to possess your "place.". of If they loved Him, it was to be shewn, not in regrets, but in keeping His commandments. Finally, Jesus was to be obeyed; but it was the Father's word to Jesus, observe, as He was here below. Powerless. 25, 26. he shall teach you all things, and bring all to . He placed them in immediate connection with the Father by the power of His work and of His name; and whatsoever they should ask the Father in His name, Christ Himself would do it for them. And if so, what a demand to make by one sitting familiarly with them at the supper table! . People dream of such things; they speak of the manifestation of God in flesh. His peace, His joy, the words the Father gave to Him, He has given to us; the glory given to Him He has given to us; with the love wherewith the Father has loved Him we are loved. He is not talking here about ‘if I have enough faith that Jesus can do miracles he will do miracles through me’. It is either partial truth and partial error, and therefore misleading and deceptive; or it is total error. that he may abide with you for ever--never go away, as Jesus was going to do in the body. . For the power of the Son was not, and could not be, wanting to the Father's will: there was no limit to His power. [1] I am the way - an exclusive, absolute statement. If we believe in him we also will reveal the Father. Not part of the truth, but the truth. He will teach about this at length shortly. 28. But it is followed by ‘in my name’, which immediately puts a boundary around it. Jesus therefore adds, that the truly obedient disciples (and here He speaks more spiritually and generally of His word, not merely of His commandments) should be loved of the Father, and that the Father and Himself would come and make their abode with him. This does not deny the normality of praying to the Father, but it does affirm the legitimacy of praying to the Son. the flesh resists; but this is our life in Christ. the Lord replies. It was even unlimited.

In doing this, He opens to them the whole truth with respect to their condition. Peace was made, and made for them before God, and all that they were brought into-the light as He was, so that this peace was perfect in the light; and it was perfect in the world, because it brought them so into connection with God that the world could not even touch or reach their source of joy. He was truly man, and ever man; but it was God manifest in the flesh. 31. After He was gone, they would do even greater works than He did, because they should act in connection with His greater nearness to the Father. [4] No one comes to the Father except through me. If we do not recognize him here, then we will not see him anywhere. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. No more ‘Who is God?’ ‘What is God like?’ ‘What does he do?’ ‘What does he say?’ ‘What does he require of me?’ No-one ever again needs to ask even one question. His work is not the subject treated of, but their position by virtue of that work. It is prayer proceeding from faith in Christ, prayer that gives expression to a unity with all that Christ stands for, prayer which seeks to set forward Christ himself.’ [p646]. It is a claim that goes beyond all human thought and expectation. This is the spirit of obedience in love. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father, for my Father is greater than I--These words, which Arians and Socinians perpetually quote as triumphant evidence against the proper Divinity of Christ, really yield no intelligible sense on their principles. What has Jesus been doing? But the Holy Ghost should be known by the disciples; for He should not only remain with them, as Christ could not, but be in them, not with them as He was. "At length, in the Redeemer's sublime intercessory prayer, His full soul was poured forth in express petitions to His heavenly Father on behalf of those who were His own. The Lord now begins to discourse with them in view of His departure. And I will pray the Father, &c.--This connection seems designed to teach that the proper temple for the indwelling Spirit of Jesus is a heart filled with that love to Him which lives actively for Him, and so this was the fitting preparation for the promised gift. In the Father’s house there are many permanent dwelling places. We love, but do not caress, our naughty children. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 14:1-14 EXEGESIS: JOHN 13-17. At another level of understanding, all who believe in him have already been raised with him and are even now with him in the presence of God [Ephesians 2:6]. Here, in Jesus Christ, the Father is known. The Holy Ghost would not be seen then or known by the world.

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