John 16:12-13 – I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
Grace is God choosing to bless us. It is His benevolence to the undeserving. God shows both mercy and grace, but they are not the same. Mercy withholds a punishment we deserve; grace gives a blessing we do not deserve. Grace is God giving the greatest treasure to the least deserving—which is every one of us.
The question we are left with is whether we will listen to the Spirit and be open to newer and deeper understandings of our faith and to the implications of Jesus’s revelation for us today.
Jesus has been explaining the coming and work of the Holy Spirit. That includes the ways in which the Spirit will “convict” the unbelieving world.
A recurring theme in the Bible is that God understands our weaknesses.
Jesus told us that He would convict the world of the Sin. We learned that His mission to the world was to expose sin, expose their false righteousness, and expose the fact that judgment is coming for all who are not in Christ.
Here in the book of John chapter sixteen verse twelve to thirteen the things that Jesus still needed to tell his disciples was that they would require supernatural understanding. This was the thing they currently did not possess. They would, however, possess it very shortly once they all received the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit comes, our Lord tells us, He will guide us into truth.
In this verse Jesus is explaining us something ——–Well!! — Our Lord tells them that He has much more to say. His revelation is not finished. He wants to tell them many more things and He will through the Holy Spirit…….
It is not that the Holy Spirit will be leading all Christians into new and additional truth.
Jesus tells His followers that the Holy Spirit will speak to them the things He hears from God. The other issue that lies under the surface here is the fact that God’s Word will function as the Holy Spirit works to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. It is God’s Word now accompanied with the Spirit that does that in the hearts of lost people.
All the truth that God wants humanity to have will be taught by the Holy Spirit. There are more things about God than are contained in the Bible.
However, everything we need to know about God is given to us in the Bible.
How do we understand God’s wisdom?
Open your Bible and you get God’s Wisdom.
Do we understand that Jesus said heaven and earth will pass away but My Word will not pass away?
Remember Nelson Mandela’s famous quote, we are made for greatness? I am the beloved of the Father!
Heavenly Father, thank You for the glorious plan that You proposed before me and the foundation of the world. Keep me focusing on the immediate and to rest of my life with confidence in You every moment of the day, in Jesus name,
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