highlighted verses:John 16:13 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.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Yes, He will pour out His Spirit on his servants and handmaidens and they will "see visions", better translated "see the visions", i.e. He will cause you to understand [see] the prophecies [visions], THINGS TO COME. It is so written in Daniel 12 that Daniel's "sealed" words would be understood in these last days, by the wise, those who will have the spirit poured out on them. How does it feel? Do you SEE? 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.
And the time is coming when He will once again send the Comforter to speak through His elect, as was done on that 1st Pentecost Day. Has that happened yet. No it has not, for you see it was a sample of the time that the prophecy of Joel pertained to, and that was not Pentecost Day. It is the time of the Locust Army and the reign of Instead-of-Jesus, the Antichrist, Satan. What a time that will be. Can you imagine it?
And since the Comforter will do all the speaking, there's no need, in fact DON'T worry or premeditate about you're going to say.
But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Back to John and the words of Jesus concerning the Comforter.
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
This is a phenomenal statement. Remember John 3:35? All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Therefore what the Father reveals unto them, even us, through the Comforter, is of Christ.John 3:35
The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Now this next statement that Jesus makes to His disciples, which causes a private "what the..." discussion amongst themselves, and then Jesus' subsequent address to them, has quite an element of humor in it. (Or maybe I stand alone in how I picture this occurring, but you know some of these disciples were "characters", like Peter. And even in the face of the momentous events about to occur, even in the face of His own crucifixion and death, Jesus tried to comfort these men and even, shall we say, get them to lighten-up a little, for though this is all very serious, He wants them to see the positive aspect of it.)
When we get to verse 19, it will document that Jesus knows exactly "How" He is wording what He is about to say. In other words, He KNOWS that this statement will "torque" these "geniuses" and they will huddle together with all the wisdom they can "muster up" and try to figure out what He just said. Don't forget, we know He was crucified and rose again and appeared unto the disciples. They don't know all that yet. Here' Jesus giving a little "double-talk" to His friends:
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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