II. Jesus Crucified and Christ Resurrected
Going to Prepare the Way to Bring Man into God,
and as the Spirit Coming to Abide and Live in the Believers
for the Building of God's Habitation
A. Life's Indwelling -- For the Building of God's Habitation
1. The Dispensing of the Triune God --
For the Producing of His Abode
a. Jesus Going through Death and Christ Coming in Resurrection
to Bring the Believers into the Father
1 aDo not let your heart be troubled; believe into 1God, believe also into 1Me.
2 In 1aMy Father's house are 2many babodes; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I 3cgo to prepare a place for you.
3 And 1if I go and 2prepare a place for you, I aam coming again and will 3receive you to Myself, so that 4bwhere I am you also may be.
4 And where I am going you know the way.
5 Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going; how can we know the way?
6 Jesus said to him, I am the 1way and the 2areality and the blife; no one comes to the Father except through Me.
b. The Triune God Dispensing Himself
into the Believers
(1) The Father Embodied in the Son
Seen among the Believers
7 1If you had aknown Me, you would have known My Father also; and henceforth you bknow Him and have seen Him.
8 Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father and it is sufficient for us.
9 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long a time with you, and you have not known Me, Philip? He who has aseen Me has seen the Father; how is it that you say, Show us the Father?
10 Do you not believe that I am ain the Father and the bFather is in Me? The 1cwords that I say to you I do not speak dfrom Myself, but the Father who abides in Me does His works.
11 Believe Me that I am ain the Father and the Father is in Me; but if not, believe because of the bworks themselves.
12 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes into Me, the works which I do he shall do also; and agreater than these he shall do because I am 1bgoing to the Father.
13 And whatever you aask 1in My name, that I will do, that the 2Father may be bglorified in the Son.
14 If you aask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
(2) The Son Realized as the Spirit
to Abide in the Believers
15 If you alove Me, you will keep My bcommandments.
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another 1aComforter, that He may be with you forever,
17 Even the 1aSpirit of reality, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him; but you know Him, because 2He abides with you and shall be 3bin you.
18 1I will not leave you as orphans; I am 2acoming to you.
19 Yet aa little while and the world beholds Me no longer, but you behold Me; because I 1blive, you also shall clive.
20 In that 1aday you will know that I am bin My Father, and you cin Me, and I din you.
c. The Triune God Making an Abode
with the Believers
21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, he is the one who aloves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will bmanifest Myself to him.
22 Judas, not Iscariot, said to Him, Lord, and what has happened that You are to manifest Yourself to us and not to the world?
23 Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone aloves Me, he will bkeep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an 1cabode with him.
24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the aword which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me.
d. The Comforter's Reminding
and Life's Peace
25 These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you;
26 But the 1aComforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the 2Father will send in 3My name, He will bteach you call things and remind you of all the things which I have said to you.
27 aPeace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be btroubled, neither let it be afraid.
28 You have heard that I said to you, I am agoing away and I am 1coming to you. If you loved Me, you would rejoice because bI am 2going to the Father, for the Father is cgreater than I.
29 And now I have told you abefore it happens, so that when it happens you may believe.
30 I will no longer speak much with you, for the aruler of the world is coming, and in Me he has nothing;
31 But this is so that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father acommanded Me, so I do. Rise, let us go from here.
2. The Organism of the Triune God
in the Divine Dispensing
a. The Vine and the Branches
Being an Organism to Glorify the Father
by Expressing the Riches of the Divine Life
1 I am the 1true avine, and My Father is the 2husbandman.
2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes it away; and every branch that bears fruit, He 1prunes it that it may bear more fruit.
3 You are already aclean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 aAbide in Me and I bin you. As the branch cannot bear fruit 1of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
5 I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears amuch fruit; for apart from Me you can do bnothing.
6 If one does not abide in Me, he is 1acast out as a branch and is dried up; and they gather them and cast them into the bfire, and they are cburned.
7 If you abide in Me and My 1awords abide in you, 2ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
8 In this is My Father 1aglorified, that you bear much fruit and so you will become My bdisciples.
9 As the Father has aloved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
10 If you 1keep My acommandments, you will abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
11 These things I have spoken to you that My 1joy may be in you and that your ajoy may be made full.
b. The Branches Loving One Another
to Express the Divine Life in Fruit-bearing
12 This is My acommandment, that you blove one another even as I have loved you.
13 No one has greater love than this, that one alay down his 1life for his friends.
14 You are My afriends if you do what I command you.
15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all the things which I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
16 You did not choose Me, but I achose you, and I 1set you that you should 2go forth and bbear fruit and 3that your fruit should 4remain, that whatever you 5cask the Father in My name, He may give you.
17 These things I command you that you may 1alove one another.
c. The Vine and the Branches, Separated from the World,
Being Hated and Persecuted by the Religious World
18 If the world ahates you, know that it has bhated Me before you.
19 If you were 1of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are anot 1of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
20 Remember the word which I said to you, A slave is not agreater than his master. If they have bpersecuted Me, they will cpersecute you also; if they have kept My word, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things they will do to you because of My aname, because they do bnot know Him who sent Me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have asin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23 He who ahates Me hates My Father also.
24 If I did not do among them the aworks which no one else has done, they would not have bsin; but now they have both seen and hated both Me and My Father.
25 But it is so that the word written in their law may be fulfilled, a"They hated Me without cause.''
26 But when the aComforter comes, whom I will bsend to you 1cfrom the Father, the dSpirit of reality, who proceeds 1from the Father, He will etestify concerning Me;
27 And ayou testify also, because from the beginning you have been with Me.
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
a. The Son's Going for the Spirit's Coming
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
(1) To Convict the World
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
(3) To Transmit to the Believers
All That the Father and the Son Have
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
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
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.