Jn. 16:13-14 is a verse of scripture I earnestly desire to comprehend as I ought to. I am a babe when it comes to the experiential knowledge of these verses, but I feel inspired to attempt to scratch its surface while paying homage to it on this subject/series:
Jn. 16:13-14 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and He Will Shew You Things To Come. He shall glorify me: FOR HE SHALL RECEIVE OF MINE, AND SHALL SHEW IT UNTO YOU.
(i.e. the primary ministry of the Holy Spirit is to receive the Things which The Son received after completely obeying the Father, i.e. the THINGS OF GOD, and reveal it to us, not just impart us with the gifts of the Spirit which has even become rare today! Such exalted Things of God are eternally far from what we brand as breakthroughs today and the church must seek them beyond how we sought breakthroughs. The chapters of the bible that gave birth to breakthroughs are far lower than the meals that would enable us understand how to obey or pleas the Father, the toughest profession and privilege given to man!
Heb. 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation
Unto All Them That OBEY HIM
(i.e. Those that would OBEY HIM like He obeyed The father are those that would access His High Priestly ministry that can save a soul to the uttermost! He is exercising a New Ministry (Heb. 8:6) which he inherited when he obtained a More Excellent Name called The Lord our Righteousness –Jer. 33:16/Heb. 1:4), but the Lord cannot engage those who only BELIEVE HIM with that ministry of perfection where the THINGS OF GOD are downloaded! Children or carnal Christians can only relate with a Believing that has to do with Faith Towards God and therefore have access to an aspect of his name/ministry revealed in Matt. 1:21 with privileges detailed in Mk. 16:17/Lk. 13:32, but the use of the word ‘Obedience’ in the epistles has to do with the Faith of The Son and the church, you and I, must subscribe to it without further delay)
Heb. 7:25 Wherefore he is Able also To Save them to The Uttermost that Come
Unto God by Him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
(i.e. the Lord’s current prayer to the father is geared towards the salvation of the souls of believers. What is the prayer of the Church/believers geared unto?)
So believers whom The Father, Son and Spirit would not be ashamed of when they arrive heaven are those that must have tarried and bore FRUIT with the understanding behind Jn. 16:13-14! They must have understood the sweet fellowship of the Holy Ghost far beyond the normal recitation we make with it. They must have known and enjoyed him like they once knew and enjoyed sin during their sojourn in the flesh.
Like the Ephesian church, they must have fulfilled the protocol of BELIEVING IN CHRIST wherein we are rooted in Faith Towards God and Loving ALL Brethren irrespective of their denominational backgrounds or religious inclinations (Eph. 1:15). Then would the Father of Glory have the legal ground to grant such access to the operations of the first pair Spirit, The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation (Eph.1:17/Isa.11:2) whom alone could grant such access to the KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST. Unfortunately, many believers/pastors are stuck between Eph. 1:15A and Eph. 1:15B!
Over the generations, the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil has manifested in the final burial ceremonies of men as confirmed in the inscription of almost all obituary which reads “Call To Glory”, even when such soul has boldly disagreed with the entire bible! Beloved, those who would smell Glory in heaven are those who would engage the narrow path where revelations of truth are harnessed. Their lives must have qualitatively obeyed Jn. 16:13-14 and thereby disobeyed everything that has to do with the wisdom of this world!
The church has partaken of numerous BLESSINGS FROM GOD originating from the Milk of The Word, i.e the exploits of Heb. 6:1-2, but the actual ‘singular’ BLESSING OF GOD can never be accessed by virtue of what we are seeking today, and my concern is that ‘time is going, years is rolling into decades’!
Ps. 24:5 … He shall receive The Blessing (not blessings) from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation
(i.e. such a saint shall receive something from God, which the Lord Loved (Heb. 1:9a) and Received (Heb. 1:9d), which patriarchs like Abraham received, a blessing called RIGHTEOUSNESS, because such soul would have journeyed unto The End of Faith where it would experience the fullness of their salvation -1Pet.1:9)
After some veil rending ministrations weeks back, I just realized that I have only had a shallow understanding of Righteousness after 15 years of passionately seeking to know a mysterious God whose ways are past finding out. I trust the Lord to help us look into why the Righteousness revealed in The New Testament is OF God and not FROM GOD in part 6 of this series or in subsequent editions.
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