- John 16:26-29
- John 16:26 (KJB)
- At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will
pray the Father for you:
- Here Jesus begins to plainly unfold the relationship the true believers
have with the Father. When the disciples are indwelled by the Holy Spirit,
they will be able to pray to the Father because of their relationship with
Christ. Now this is not speaking about the intercessory ministry of the Lord
Jesus Christ as High Priest. His ministry to the Father on behalf of us will
continue. He is speaking of the intercessory ministry of the Holy Spirit who
will now carry our prayers before the throne.
- John 16:27 (KJB)
- For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have
believed that I came out from God.
- The disciples will be loved by the Father because of the fact that they
believed that Jesus had come from God and was not under Satanís authority as
the Jews had believed. The disciples came to love Jesus as they spent much
time with Him and got to know Him. Since they loved the Son of God, the
Father will also love them because they are now part of the family of God.
This also teaches us that the ministry of Jesus in His people is so complete
and effective that they have the same relationship to the Father that Jesus
has. It is the love of God being bestowed upon the believer. Those who think
they can lose their salvation never experience the love of God because they
always think He has abandoned them.
- John 16:28 (KJB)
- I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave
the world, and go to the Father.
- Jesus once again reveals to them that He came from the Father and when
all the events of the next two days are done and then forty days later, He
will return to the Father in Heaven. This did not mean that the Lord Jesus
was now out of the picture but it meant He can now direct all the children
He has in the world. (Heb 13:5 KJV)
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee. He will never leave us nor forsake us,
even in the hard times we face on this earth. He goes back to Heaven totally
victorious and sits at the right hand of the Father in glory.
- John 16:29 (KJB)
- His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest
- Isnít it interesting that Jesus had given them this information many
times before and it is now that they understand what He means. They probably
thought that Jesus was speaking to them in parables when He spoke to them of
His impending crucifixion and death. It seems now they were beginning to
understand what He truly meant and what was ahead for both them and Jesus.