And many questions which trouble me to-day, if I lay them aside, and go about my ordinary duties, and back to them to-morrow with a fresh eye and an unwearied brain, will have straightened themselves out and become clear. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. It is written that "he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations;" and when that veil is rent from the top to the bottom, then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This spiritual perception of His character by love is the beginning of His likeness in us. Yet He does give them a kind of a rebuke. 2. 16 Encore un peu de temps, et vous ne me verrez plus ; encore un peu de temps, et vous me reverrez. To many He might be lost to view; but to them He was to be as a fixed star, nay, the Sun of a new and eternal day. THIS PROMISE IS CONSTANTLY FULFILLED IN ALL TRUE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE; for in the case of each individual believer the Holy Spirit takes of the things of Christ, and shows them to his soul. HE WILL FURNISH A SATISFACTORY SOLUTION OF THEM IF DESIRED. His light is as various as the lands on which he shines; and so it is with Christ, our unchanging Sun of Righteousness - himself "the same yesterday, and today, and forever." Even St. Irenaeus (Adv. What would you think of a man in a fire who, when they brought the fire-escape to him, said, "I decline to trust myself to it until you first of all explain to me the principles of its construction; and, secondly, tell me all about who made it; ands thirdly, inform me where all the materials of which it is made came from.". How they pass by the greatest truths in order to fasten upon a smaller outstanding difficulty. Paul was fully conscious of this when he said, "God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts," etc. If you want to see Jesus Christ —(1) Think about Him. Great, indeed, is the responsibility of Christian pastors and teachers, called as they are to be fellow-workers with God. Submissive tears purge the eyes and wash them clean to see His face. If men in the city walk with their eyes fixed upon the gutters, what does it matter though all the glories of a sunset are dyeing the western sky? We "taste that the Lord is gracious." The same sun puts on a different glory every hour of the longest day. The words of the Apostle Peter," God hath made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified both Lord and Christ," - these words were the beginning of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. They think of him not as a Being separated from them by eighteen long centuries of time, but as One who is really, though spiritually, present with them, at once human and Divine. THIS PROMISE WAS LARGELY FULFILLED IN THE MINISTRY OF THE APOSTLES THEMSELVES AFTER PENTECOST. Ezra Nehem. 1. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. The Gospel according to: St. John: 16: 1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. (F) 21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain(G) because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. The Gospel was proclaimed from Luke 18:1-8. (1) It is a note of attention. But besides this there are conditions of discipline which must be fulfilled. 22 So with you: Now is your time of grief,(H) but I will see you again(I) and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.(J). Under his illumination the soul cannot remain unchanged. May we not say that these correspond to his own words, "Behold, I am alive for evermore;" "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world"? Jean 16:21 . Oh! 03 May 2020 + In the Name of Jesus + Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. And thus, in point of fact, there are thousands who look upon Christ as a great historical Teacher, and content themselves with making what we may call an intellectual study of his own words and those of his apostles. We, too, are often in a hurry. But when He comes into the region of chronology, they are all agog to know the "when" about which He is so enigmatically speaking. there have been Churches whose candlestick has been removed out of its place. How they have no patience to wait for time and growth to solve the difficulty. And so with us there is a great deal that must remain mysterious. 1. II. Bible Resources. What is the result of this teaching of the Spirit of truth? They were no longer "fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets had spoken." "We cannot tell what He saith." Sign up here! The Disciples’ Grief Will Turn to Joy - … Thus, St. Thomas observes in his Prologue, while John did not pass over the mysteries of Christ’s humanity, he especially conveys the divinity of Christ in his Gospel. The church will undergo discomfort and distress but her sorrow will be transformed into joy. "I will love Him." Today we celebrated the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. And by this communion, in a way transcending the senses of our earthly nature, He manifests His character to those who love Him. The truth that Christ is the Son of God, who has died for our salvation — that is the heart of the gospel. This is the hopeful, watchful attitude of all true disciples. They want to know all about it now, or not at all. When God was made Man, He put on human affections and human sympathies. See How They All Connect. His teaching and miracles were not to go on indefinitely, as if they were ends in themselves. The words of one conscious of impending death, and the quick completion of aims; but also confident of final triumph. It would serve —. 20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn(E) while the world rejoices. And who is sufficient for these things? A superficial glance at the former part of these verses may fail to detect their connection with the great preceding promise of the Spirit who is to guide the disciples ‘into all truth.’ They appear to stand quite isolated and apart from that. Should encourage us to search the Scriptures. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. In their own measure and degree "they have the mind of Christ." 2. The mysteries that used to plague us when we were boys melted away when we grew up. 16 A Cumberland Crescent is a residence located in St. John's, Newfoundland. They are evidently related and seem to divide the entire future of Christianity in this world. '"(2) A placing of His earthly manifestation in its proper light. Jean 16:16 Encore un peu de temps, et vous ne me verrez plus; et puis encore un peu de temps, et vous me verrez, parce que je vais au Père. We are warned that the letter killeth; and, alas! I. ” 70 Jesus answered them, # Luke 6:13 “Did I not choose you, the twelve, # (John 13:27) and one of you is a devil?” 71 He spoke of # John 12:4; 13:2, 26 Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would # Matt. 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized 24 (for y John had not yet been put in prison). Mais je vous l'ai dit afin que, lorsque l'heure sera venue, vous vous souveniez que je vous l'ai annoncé. Urge us to cultivate sincerity in our thoughts. But it is the Master's work, and here is the promise which he has given for the encouragement of all his servants. NIV, Storyline Bible, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part. We don’t understand what he is saying.”, 19 Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? 16 Jesus went on to say, “In a little while(A) you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”(B), 17 At this, some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’(C) and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?”(D) 18 They kept asking, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? May 03, 2020. by Michael Wirth. And why should we make our faith in that, and our living by it contingent on the clearing up of certain external and secondary questions? And if Christ stood beside you, if your eyes were fixed upon the trivialities of this poor present, you would see not Him. There is nothing that the ordinary mind, and often the educated mind, detests so much as uncertainty and being baffled. How shall we express the thoughts of their hearts about Christ? Your great work just now is 'witnessing. (2 Corinthians 4:6). Take one more effect of sight — a consciousness of the love of a friend for us. It is no doubt true that the gospel record is the common property of all mankind, and that any man in the mere exercise of his natural intelligence can see clearly enough how the great doctrines of the faith are founded on the record, and grow out of it. For us to profess to know things of which we am ignorant, to believe in things of which we are sceptical, is to insult His omniscience. We know that men shall be blessed in Christ, and all nations shall call him blessed. (2) It will be beyond the power of man to take away. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. But a little thought will bring out an obvious connection. Human life in all its departments is to be gladdened by his presence, inspired by his example, molded by his will. But Christ is ready, if we ask Him to yield a satisfactory solution when we study the problems of His Word. It is important to observe the order, so to say, of the Spirit's revelations concerning Christ. 2 Macc. John 16:16-22: Christ's Going and Coming: A. Maclaren, D. D. John 16:16-22: Heaven Almost in Sight: H. W. Beecher. It is only a "little" while. 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