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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
JOHN

CHAPTER 16


1 These things I have spoken to you so that you would not be astumbled.

2 They will aput you out of the synagogues; but an hour is coming for every one who 1bkills you to think that he is offering service to God.

3 And these things they will do abecause they have not known the Father nor Me.

4 But these things I have spoken to you that awhen their hour comes you may remember them, that I told you of them. Now these things I have not said to you from the beginning, because I was with you.


3. The Work of the Spirit Consummating
in the Mingling of Divinity with Humanity
16:5-33

a. The Son's Going for the Spirit's Coming
vv.5-7


5 But now I am agoing to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, bWhere are You going?

6 But because I have spoken these things to you, asorrow has filled your bheart.

7 But I tell you the truth, It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will anot come to you; but if I 1bgo, I will csend Him to you.


b. The Work of the Spirit
vv.8-15

(1) To Convict the World
vv.8-11


8 And when He comes, He will 1convict the world concerning 2sin and concerning 2righteousness and concerning 2judgment:

9 Concerning asin, because they do not bbelieve into Me;

10 And concerning arighteousness, because bI am going to the Father and you no longer behold Me;

11 And concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been ajudged.


(2) To Glorify the Son by Revealing Him
with the Fullness of the Father to the Believers
vv.12-15

(3) To Transmit to the Believers
All That the Father and the Son Have
v.13


12 I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

13 But when He, the aSpirit of reality, comes, He will 1guide you into all the breality; for He will not speak cfrom Himself, but what He hears He will speak; and He will 1declare to you dthe things that are coming.

14 He will aglorify Me, for He will receive of Mine and will declare it to you.

15 aAll that the Father has is Mine; for this reason I have said that He receives of Mine and will declare it to you.


c. The Son to Be Born in Resurrection
as a Newborn Child
vv.16-24


16 aA little while and you no longer behold Me, and again a little while and you will bsee Me.

17 Some of His disciples then said to one another, What is this that He says to us, A little while and you do not behold Me, and again a little while and you will see Me; and, Because I am going to the Father?

18 Therefore they said, What is this that He says, A little while? We do not know what He is talking about.

19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask Him and He said to them, Are you inquiring among yourselves concerning this, that I said, A little while and you do not behold Me, and again a little while and you will see Me?

20 Truly, truly, I say to you that you will aweep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into bjoy.

21 A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow because her hour has come; but when she 1brings forth the 2little achild, she no longer remembers the affliction because of the joy that a man has been born into the world.

22 Therefore you also now have sorrow; but I will 1see you aagain and your heart will brejoice, and no one takes your joy away from you.

23 And in that aday you will ask Me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to you, 1Whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give to you.

24 Until now you have 1aasked for nothing in My name; ask and you shall receive, that your bjoy may be made full.


d. The Believers Having Peace in the Son
in Spite of Persecution
vv.25-33

25 These things I have spoken to you in parables; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in parables, but I will report to you plainly concerning the Father.

26 In that aday you will bask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father concerning you,

27 For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I acame forth 1bfrom God.

28 I 1came forth aout from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am bgoing to the Father.

29 His disciples said, Behold, now You are speaking plainly and not saying any parable.

30 Now we know that You know all things and have no need that anyone ask You; by this we believe that You acame forth 1from God.

31 Jesus answered them, Do you now believe?

32 Behold, an hour is coming, and has come, that you will be ascattered each to his own place and will leave Me alone; yet I am not balone, because the Father is 1cwith Me.

33 These things I have spoken to you that in Me you may have apeace. In the world you have baffliction, but take courage; I have covercome the world.