john 16 the spirit of truth

Chapter 16                                                                                                      internal sence          

  1. But 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 to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.
  2. And when he is come, he will reprove the world about sin, and about justice, and about judgement.
For truth, in its external manifestation, must apparently be taken away, to the intent that it may be received again internally, and by such internal manifestation may remove from man the powers of evil and error, and establish in him the heavenly powers of good and truth, vs 7, 8.
  1. About sin indeed, because they believe not in me.
  2. But about justice, because I go away to my father, and you see me no more.
  3. But about judgement, because the prince of this world is judged.
All which evil and error result from the non-acknowledgement of the lord’s divine humanity, whilst the glorification of this humanity, together with the subjugation of the powers of darkness, constitute the all of good and of truth, vs 9, 10, 11.
  1. I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
  2. But when he shall come, the Spirit of Truth, he will lead you into all truth; for he will not speak of himself, but whatever things he shall hear, [those] he will speak; and he will announce to you things to come.
Therefore a limit is set to the instruction of truth externally, but not to the reception of truth internally, because internal truth is in connection with divine good and truth, and thus leads man to depend on the lord in all states of life, vs 12, 13.
  1. He will glorify me for he shall receive of mine, and shall announce it to you.
  2. All things whatever the father has, are mine; therefore said I that he shall receive of mine, and shall announce to you.
  3. A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall behold me, because I go away to the father.

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the    father, the Spirit ofTruth, which proceeds from the father, he will testify of me.
27 And you also shall testify, because you are with me from the beginning.

For internal truth is the operation of the lord’s divine humanity, and thus the medium of communication with the divine truth in its union with the divine good, and therefore it succeeds the external manifestation of truth, vs 14, 15, 16.
Nevertheless the operation of the lord’s humanity, when fully united with the divinity, will prove to every believer that he is the only god by virtue of that union, and every true believer will also confirm this testimony, because he will perceive that all of regeneration from the first insemination of truth, is from that divine source, vs 26, 27.

15 thoughts on “john 16 the spirit of truth

    • Jesus is God The Bible makes it perfectly clear For people who Care to see And from my own As a vessel And recipient of the love and life of ChristI have nothing to boast aboutOnly what Jesus has done in my life


    • You seem to miss the Words of God Himself, Who never tells lies, and Who declared Jesus to be His beloved son.

      “ and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Mt 3:17 ASV)

      “ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (Joh 3:16 ASV)


    • It was God who came down to play the role of the son of man For He ready had the title of the father When you look at it from a spiritual perspective it’s a whole lot different


    • What use had such an acting and going in against His own Words, claiming that no man Him can see and live, as well as telling He is eternal and that man can do nothing to Him, but doing as if He died? All this charade or acting does not bring anything to mankind except them going to think God is a liar, because He Himself says He as a Spirit (not having bones, flesh and blood) does not change and does know everything. When He would be incarnated and having changed into a man then He would have changed and also lied when He said He is no spirit (when Jesus showed his wounds and told this is a proof he is no spirit like his Father is a spirit). Jesus als did not know a lot of things, but when he wouldhave been the all-knowing God then he naturally would have lied, which again would be inconsistent with the words of the Bible which say that Jesus did not sin and as such would also have told the truth every time. The same as God would or should have told the Truth when He spoke about His son. Though God declared that man in the river Jordan and later on the mountain of the transfiguration to be His son. People should believe in those words of God and come to see that Jesus is the way to God (like he himself says), the sent one from God and the authorised one from God (like he and his heavenly Father say so).


    • Tell me where the holiness of the scriptures would be If The Bible were supposed to be taken literally To read like an ordinary book


    • Who says the Bible should be taken literally? It is not to be read like an ordinary book, or like a scientific or historic study book, nor just as a shortstory or novelle, or sci-fi book, nor just as a poetic, lamentation or song book. It has all sorts of stories and poetry and song books in it. Together that assembly of different sorts of books, make the Book of books or Bible (from Biblia).


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