Text: “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth.” John 16:13. 15 Everything that belongs to the Father is Mine. How must God esteem the race, that He gave His Son to die for them, and appoints HIS SPIRIT to be man's teacher and continual guide.” — (E.G. and He will announce to you the things to come. “But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you … Our Lord does not here promise the conversion of mankind, but such a conviction that the blessed consequence may follow. The fulness of truth is for the disciples an unknown territory. John 7:16-18 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me…. {Ms43-1898.16}. Unaccounted Factor-How Criticism Motivated The Adoption of Trinitarian Theology Within Seventh-day Adventism, Deconstructing the Three-In-One God Doctrine Thought Process, Examining “The Bible Doctrine of the Trinity”. “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. Four times the word is translated “Comforter” and the other time it is translated “Advocate.”. Spirit of Truth) who knows what you are going through because He has been there Himself, or the spirit (as taught by Trinity) who cannot empathize with you because he has never been in your shoes; who has never experience humanity? The words do not mean that the Holy Spirit will fully guide them into truth, but that He will be their guide into the fulness of truth. HE is the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, but this truth the world can neither discern nor receive.” — (E.G. ", For he shall not speak of himself.--Comp. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He KNOWS just man is beset. THE WORDS that I speak unto you I speak NOT OF MYSELF: BUT THE FATHER that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” Jn 14:10, “He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and THE WORD which ye hear is NOT MINE, BUT THE FATHER’S which sent me.” Jn 14:24, John 8:28 “When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things.”. You see, quality of the Spirit is such that the “Comforter” that Christ sent AFTER his ascension is imbued with Christ’s victorious life. John 16:13. and he will declare to you the things that are coming. ‘The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.’” Revelation 19:10. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. God sent WHO to turn us away from our iniquities? We are to know the Holy Spirit. John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 3:32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 1 Corinthians 2:10-13 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God…, Ephesians 4:7-15 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ…. And when Jesus returns by His own Spirit as the Spirit of truth, nothing changed. We need to open our minds and hearts to the INDWELLING OF THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH. When, whenever. Bible > John > Chapter 16 > Verse 13 Library • Free Downloads • eBibles Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:18. The promise has a special meaning for the disciples to whom it was spoken; but it holds good for every disciple who seeks to know the truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason. John 16:12-15 “I have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. (John 16:4b-7 RSV) This passage opens with a manifestation of the need of the Spirit of God. White, 2MR 337.1), “The SPIRIT of TRUTH is the only effectual teacher of divine truth; those who are taught of Him have entered the school of CHRIST. ” We can learn about the authority of the Holy Spirit from this verse, and it also is consistent with the theology of the Trinity. John 16 – The Spirit of Truth – The Gospels. In this he is like Christ (John 1:26; John 12:49; John 14:10). Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural. Yet when the Spirit of Truth comes, he'll guide you into all truth. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. Did you catch that? Were Seventh-day Adventist Pioneers Arians or semi-Arians? But, except, however. (Comp., on the other hand, John 8:44, where the essence of the lie is that the devil speaketh of his own.). Death and Resurrection of Christ-Did the Divinity of Christ Die? In the following verses we find that Jesus also did not speak of Himself but spoke on behalf of someone else. They would not accept Him as their guide. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. (John 15:26, NIV) "I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. In the following verses we find that Jesus also did not speak of Himself but spoke on behalf of someone else. And they shall have HIS ABIDING PRESENCE. To lead, guide; met: I instruct, teach. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. They are spiritually as blind men, feeling after the truth, but not able to see it. To bring back word, report; I announce, declare. And if any man sin, we have an advocate [parakletos = Comforter] with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” God has plainly revealed that Jesus Christ is our Comforter. (Note: To understand why the pronoun “He” in this passage should have been translated into English as “it,” see the article “Is the Holy Spirit a Person?”) 2 They will expel you from the synagogues; in fact, the hour * is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God. CHAPTER 16. John 16:13 New King James Version (NKJV). He won't speak on his own accord, but he'll speak whatever he hears and will declare to you the things that are to come. To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. 0 Likes. Therefore if Christ is the "truth" then it's not unreasonable to deduce and conclude that the “Spirit OF Truth” should refer to none other than the Spirit OF Christ. John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 16:13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. Read verse in New King James Version This statement attests to the inspiration of the scriptures. Howbeit, when the Spirit of truth is come Of this character of the Spirit, see ( John 14:17) .His coming, as before, intends more especially his descent on the apostles at Pentecost; though what is here said of him is true of his office, and of his operations on other persons, and at other times: Away, in various senses. 1) John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26 reveals the Comforter is the Spirit of truth and the Comforter is Christ. Christ = The TruthSpirit OF Truth = Spirit OF Christ. Notes on Revelation 1:1; Revelation 22:6; Revelation 22:20.) John 16:13. Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular. They could not discern unseen things; spiritual things were unknown to them. And he will shew you things to come.--Better, and He will announce to you the things to come. When John received it , he was worked (upon) by the Holy Spirit, FOR CHRIST HIMSELF CAME FROM HEAVEN and told him what to write.” {UL 310.5} (The Upward Look), "CHRIST CAME TO JOHN on the Isle of Patmos to show him symbols and representations and to explain their meaning. (John 16… Let's take a look and see what the Scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy reveals about the identity of the "Spirit of Truth.". The Spirit of Truth will take them by the hand, and, step by step, as they have strength to follow, will guide them into the territory, and unfold to them the treasures it contains. John 16 12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will … He KNOWS how to meet man under all circumstances, how to uplift and strength and IMBUE HIM WITH THE DIVINE NATURE, HOW TO BREATHE THE BREATH OF LIFE UPON HIM, SAYING, RECEIVE YE THE HOLY GHOST." e Believe in God; 1 believe also in me. The Spirit of Truth. [John 16:13 quoted]” — (E.G. He will guide you into all truth.--Better, . ( 1 Peter 1:11 ), “It was Christ that spoke to His people through the prophets. You. In 1 John 2:1, it clearly states WHO the Comforter is. We are also told that this same Spirit "will reprove the world of sin", meaning he will convict us and turn us away from sin. You see, how does Christ KNOW “just man is beset”, “the strength of every temptation”, “how to meet man under all circumstances”? {PP 366.3}, “And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” (John 16:8). For he will not speak on his own authority and out of his own knowledge, but he will speak all that he … Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the. A comparison of these passages will show that its meaning is "to point out the way," "to lead one on his way." That "someone else" was His Father. White, 12MR 260.1), “We cannot be with CHRIST in person, as were His first disciples, but HE HAS SENT HIS HOLY SPIRIT TO GUIDE US INTO ALL TRUTH, and through this power we too can bear witness for the Saviour. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) From ana and the base of aggelos; to announce. 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 … All, the whole, every kind of. We are also told that the Spirit of truth is to show us what things are to come ( vs. 13 “and he will show you things to come.”) and we find in Revelation 1:1, that it is Christ Himself who revealed to John the things, which must shortly come to pass: Revelation 1:1 says, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God [Father] gave unto him [Christ], to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass;” (words in brackets inserted for clarity and emphasis). Moreover, Seventh-day Adventists, not unlike most evangelicals, also teach that the Holy Spirit is an entirely separate personality, a distinctly different individual, not unlike how Jesus or God the Father are individual personal beings. . These words, too, have their fulfilment in the Spirit's illumination in all time; but we may still find their first and special meaning in the Revelation to the Apostolic Church, of which St. John's Apocalypse is the most prominent example. The evidence shown forth should leave no doubt that it is Christ who is identified as the Spirit of Truth. Christ is both the Way and the Truth (John 14:6) and the Holy Spirit is the Guide who shows the way to the Truth (John 16:14). Notice in John 16:13, that the Spirit of truth does not speak of Himself, but speaks what He hears from someone else. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. 2) John 14:6 says Jesus is the truth and by His Spirit He is the Spirit of truth. John 16:13 NASB1995 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He … Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural. However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. contrariwise. a 3 They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me. (Comp. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as. Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: Acts 2:17,18 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: …. John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. It is the voice of Christ that speaks to us through the Old Testament. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you." Again, when Jesus was on Earth, He did not SPEAK OF HIMSELF but what the Father told Him to speak. The, the definite article. But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. That "someone else" was His Father. 14 He will glorify Me by taking from what is Mine and disclosing it to you. But did you know that the Spirit of Truth is actually the Spirit of Christ? The Holy Spirit’s power to guide into the truth depends upon the fact that He, like the Son Himself, will represent to the world the eternal truth of God. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” Explanation and Commentary of John 16:13 Christ has just said something astonishing to his disciples. Posted at 03:18h in The Gospel of John by Administrator. John 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. Share “I have spoken to you in this way so that you may not falter. John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 1 John 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. The Spirit of truth is a guiding force in the life of believers, but it is also a convicting force in the life of unbelievers. But who or what is this Spirit? But He assured His disciples that He would send them another Comforter, who would abide with them forever. The Holy Spirit is called “ the Spirit of truth ” a few times in the books of John and 1 John, but today’s passage is a little different in that it states “ the Spirit is truth. Just as the words He speaks are from His Father, so are the things to come that He is to show us. He, too, is subordinated to the Father, and His work is to seek the glory of Him that sent Him. John 16:4-6 The Holy Spirit's power to guide into the truth depends upon the fact that He, like the Son Himself, will represent to the world the eternal truth of God. {Lt100-1906.9}. The apostle Peter, writing to the Christian church, says that the prophets ‘prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow.’ 1 Peter 1:10, 11. 2 In f my Father’s house are many rooms. We are still learning the truth in Christ. "Christ OVERCAME all corrupting influence. Most christians believe that the "Spirit of Truth" is another designation for the Holy Spirit, aforementioned in John 14, whom Christ would send as His representative to be our Comforter and guide. White, Ms30, June 18, 1900), “We need individually to have CHRIST ABIDING IN THE SOUL. We need to appreciate our privileges as the possessors of sacred, elevating truth. He KNOWS the strength of every temptation. Notice what Acts 3:26 says: “Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, SENT HIM to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.” (Acts 3:26). 1 “I have told you this so that you may not fall away. The word rendered "guide," occurs again in Matthew 15:14; Luke 6:39; Revelation 7:17; and metaphorically, as here, in Acts 8:31. Notice in John 16:13, that the Spirit of truth does not speak of Himself, but speaks what He hears from someone else. Because He lived the life! In other words, it is Jesus Christ, not in person, but in His Spirit. We must again be on our guard against drawing limits which Christ has not drawn. Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular, Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular. Notice how Ellen White affirms who came to John to tell him what to write: “The revelation of Christ to John is a wonderful, dignified, exalted, solemn message. Howbeit, when the Spirit of truth is come Of this character of the Spirit, see ( John 14:17) .His coming, as before, intends more especially his descent on the apostles at Pentecost; though what is here said of him is true of his office, and of his operations on other persons, and at … For further evidence let's take a look what Ellen White had to say about who the Spirit of Truth is: “How shall I bear impressively the commission Christ has given to His people—the privilege of being workers with the SPIRIT OF ALL TRUTH MANIFEST IN THE FLESH—THE DIVINE SON OF GOD, CLOTHED WITH HUMANITY, a channel devised and prepared to be continually receiving and imparting the heavenly current? We may pray,--without doubt that the prayer is in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and without doubt that it will be answered--, The scribes, "instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, and bringing forth out of their treasure things new and old" (Matthew 13:52), may know that they can seek, and not seek in vain, a higher than human guidance, and may hope "by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort. b 4 I have told you this so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you. into all the truth. When the Spirit of Truth has come, he will lead you into all the truth. To the guidance of this Comforter all who believe in CHRIST may implicitly trust. From, away from. He, too, is subordinated to the Father, and His work is to seek the glory of Him that sent Him. Notes on John 5:19; John 7:17-18. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou. Is Jesus ( in His Spirit he is the Spirit of truth comes... 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