(5) And what might I say of many who produce their pretty little essays, and high-sounding periods, but that they are as "sounding brass, and a tinkling cymbal," inasmuch as they forget Christ. This glory hath in-shined — that is the third point. John 16:14 Context. The Glory of Christ in the Mission of the Holy Ghost, The Holy Spirit Revealing the Things of Christ, The Promise of the Spirit -- the Fulness of Christ, Christ's Gradual Teaching by His Providence, Human Capacity the Measure of Divine Communication, Teaching Should be Adapted to the Condition of the Mind, The glory of Christ in the mission of the Holy Ghost, The promise of the Spirit -- the fulness of Christ, The Holy Spirit revealing the things of Christ. It is written that "he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations;" and when that veil is rent from the top to the bottom, then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. 2. What joy it shall be to remember that, however feebly, we did extol Him. The Holy Ghost is the only revealer of Jesus. 14 c I have given them your word, and d the world has hated them e because they are not of the world, f just as I am not of the world. Who inspired it? 2. Moses recognized God at Horeb. 1. Then —. All the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts. THIS PROMISE IS CONSTANTLY FULFILLED IN ALL TRUE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE; for in the case of each individual believer the Holy Spirit takes of the things of Christ, and shows them to his soul. The world without Christ, or Christ in twilight — beneath the dawn-line of the Old Testament — beneath the histories, and types, and prophecies — beneath the horizon of an Arctic winter, and then, and all at once, and for ever, the Sun of Righteousness is visible perfection of His glory — the Mystery of Godliness — the Day-spring from on high! He is of My council, and His sole aim is to carry out My work and to exalt My name. It was by no means exhausted when the eyewitnesses and first ministers of the Word had gone to their rest, leaving behind them the memory of their oral teaching and the Books of the New Testament. These are among the things which the Father has, and these He has given to the Son. Such is the glory of His person, as combining the Divine nature with the human; and such the value of His work that whatsoever is comprehended in the fulness of the Godhead is centred in "the Man Christ Jesus," considered as obedient to the Father, "even unto death." Socinianism must be utterly abhorred of us, for it strikes at once at the Deity of our blessed Lord and Master. In John 14:16, Jesus referred to the Spirit as "another Comforter." ÐÐ°Ðº ÑÑÐ²ÐµÑÐ¶Ð´Ð°ÐµÑ ÐÐ¾Ð²ÑÐ¹ ÐÐ°Ð²ÐµÑ, Ð¥ÑÐ¸ÑÑÐ¾Ñ Ð±ÑÐ» ÑÐµÐ¼Ð¾Ð¹ ÐÐµÑÑ Ð¾Ð³Ð¾ ÐÐ°Ð²ÐµÑÐ° (1:45; 5:37; ÐÐº. He shall glorify me, because of that which is mine will he receive and will declare it unto you. What should we think of a man to whom it were optional to be just, or to be unjust? Does the Holy Ghost glorify Christ? One need only refer to Peter's sermon at pentecost after the coming of the Holy Spirit, to Peter's Epistles, to Paul's Epistles, to Hebrews, to John's Epistles, to see how under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit the disciples grew into the fulness of the knowledge of God in the face of Christ ( 2 Corinthians 6:4). 1. At first we saw only a grey indistinctness — the shapeless outline of vast rocks rising out of the water. THE GREAT AND DIVINE AGENT IS THE MESSENGER OF CHRIST. Joy.Men are honoured by these affections; but we can only exercise them in part because of the defectiveness oft he worthiest objects. Consider:â I. And there is also a whole lot to cover here in chapter six 1. 1. St. Paul expands our Saviour's statement in these words: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." The Greek word translated Comforter is parakletos which literally means alongside to help. In Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, and the age will never come when these treasures shall be exhausted, or the Spirit's ministry of revelation shall cease. When we were at the North Cape, at midnight, a French gentleman took out a sun-glass and burned a hole in his hat with it. Over every heart that is given to Him. They were inspired to do this. He who knows anything of the history of moral light knows that it has followed, as its centre, the planting of the cross of Christ — that just as races have receded from the light of God in the face of our Lord Jesus Christ, so they have sunken to a brutish level, and have died in the distractions of an utter unrest. Ezekiel was transformed at Chebar. HIS MISSION ILLUSTRATES THE GLORY OF CHRIST. It is around these that all the doctrines of the faith are clustered; out of these facts they may be said to grow. But in each living Christian community there are men whose lips and hearts are touched by fire from God's altar, that they may interpret the gospel to their own times and their own brethren. It is at the climax of Christ's popularity as a preacher. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons ... All things that the Father has are Mine. And what about the present and the future? The saying we now consider suggests to us that we should reverently dwell upon the Apocalypse, and, if we find in it obscurities, reflect upon the dimness of our own vision. For it is impossible to explain away this claim of a right of property in all that is the Father's, or to justify it if made by a creature. Where do we get that knowledge? But it is the Master's work, and here is the promise which he has given for the encouragement of all his servants. By illumination — by the Holy Ghost. No doubt, too, the voice of the Spirit’s teaching has not always been distinct and unmistakable, He shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you, For all things that the Father hath are mine; And the Spirit shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. From the very first - that is to say from Pentecost - the Holy Spirit bore a certain witness concerning them all. He is the Spirit of Christ — the Spirit that dwelt in Him. 2. He has glory that they may "behold the glory which He had with the Father before the world was." It implies a state of equality an sameness! 1. But if I go, I will send him to you. He has life with the Father, so that "they may live also." Read the memoirs of Santa Teresa and of St. John of the Cross, and you will find the love they express for the Saviour is sensuous — carnal There is something lurid about it. A man full of the Holy Ghost knows what he is full of, and that he is not empty. Revelation 22:16); further, the prophetic testimony of Jesus, according to that book, culminates in the Apostles. Grotius' observation is correct: "By this He will show forth My glory, inasmuch as through Me future things will be fore-announced to My people." Why that is making you a Christ "But I heard Mr. So-and-So say, that when he was converted, he seemed to be dragged by the hair of his head to the very depths of hell, lost beyond the reach of mercy." The Holy Ghost is active, and the Prince of the Power of the air is active too. II. Conscience, whatever modern thought may say, cries — "Eternal Justice is Eternal Fact, and God is just; and How can justice clear the guilty?" In conclusion, WHO SHALL PUT BOUNDS OR LIMITS TO THE FULFILLMENT OF THIS PROMISE IN THE FUTURE? Self can no longer be their idol, for they have become conscious of a Presence which raises them above themselves. What did the Spirit show to you of Christ's then? If we will do this, and that, and the other we shall be saved. By the wind? He was "anointed by the Holy Ghost without measure," for the doing of His Father's will. Prayer: the Power of Christian Hedonism. The same fact comes out in the New Testament. The Spirit draws from no other source of information or inspiration. the experience of the Lord's actual sojourn here below gives but a sad reply. (John 16:14-15, NKJV) The Holy Spirit is not come just to guide us to know things. But it is His own people that Christ has chiefly in His eye here. The great outstanding facts, as just noted, of our Lord's manifestation to men are. 2. Jesus had been a comforter to them during the time they had been walking with Him. This is further explained in ’ “because He shall take of that which is mine, and declare it unto you”. Listen; Downloads Sermon Audio; October 2, 2016. Funk, Commentary on the Gospel of John (1984), 2:226-227) for a comprehensive listing of references. The reason is added, Christ says. He can make us know "the things which are freely given to us of God;" past, present, and future; "opening our eyes to behold wondrous things out of God's law.". The Spirit is an EFFECTUAL Teacher (John 14:26). . 1. BECAUSE OF OUR STAND FOR THE TRUTH THERE SHALL BE JOY John 16:16-33 A. The disciples will witness Jesus death, which will seem to extinguish the words of eternal life. For being pure Spirit, He has access immediately to your spirits: and being almighty, He turns them whithersoever He will. You are afraid of it. Whence their depth and their permanence and their power? Now the Bible affirms. This error is followed by another equally intolerable, that, having bid adieu to Christ, as if his reign were terminated, and he were now nothing at all, they substitute the Spirit in his place. The word "another" comes from the word "allos" which refers to "one of the same kind or quality." They themselves belong to the Father. On this earth, where he was despised and rejected, he is yet to be crowned with glory and honor from the rising to the setting sun. They needed, like David, to have their eyes opened to see wondrous things out of God's law. Clayton TV- Excellent Bible Teaching for Christians 1,416 views All the sailors on the ocean cannot make a capful of wind; but when the wind does blow they can crowd on every yard of canvas. Plainly it was not the birth of Christ, but his exaltation to the right hand of God. That only which glorifies Christ is true Christian experience. "I am not fit to come to Christ." I have w guarded them, and x not one of them has been lost except y the son of destruction, z that the Scripture might be fulfilled. His light is as various as the lands on which he shines; and so it is with Christ, our unchanging Sun of Righteousness - himself "the same yesterday, and today, and forever." âSaved, Saved at Lastâ 9/18/16 Scripture: Jeremiah 31:7-14, John 1:6-14a by Rev. Nor the predictions of the end of the world; for the glorification ensuing was to be of a practical kind, and to serve to the extension of the Redeemer's kingdom upon earth. - G.B. How many saw Christ — touched Christ — said they believed on Christ in the flesh, who never went beyond impressions of their outward senses. And if the very Spirit that dwelt in Christ, and was intimately cognisant of all that passed through His soul in all His life of sorrows, and His death of shame, and His resurrection to glory, dwell in you; have you not here a connecting link which will give you a quick understanding and discernment of all that is Christ's, and cause you to realize it as your own?Conclusion: 1. 3. Our Lord declares that all truth is implicitly contained in himself. For he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.âBetter, as in John 16:13, . In all the critical circumstances of His arduous undertaking, in His birth, His baptism, &c., the Holy Ghost stood by Him sustaining His human soul, and conveying to it the Father's love. John 14:1â4 In many ways, the world teaches us to dread the day of death. 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