Competing glories and attractions would fade before His presence, as a dim candle dies at noon. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 2 Corinthiens 6:10 They knew all the facts of our Lord's history already - his birth of a virgin, his death on the cross, and his resurrection and ascension into glory. The Gospel according to: St. John: 16: 1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. Jean 20:20 Et quand il eut dit cela, il leur montra ses mains et son côté. Although there are no gratuitous obscurities in Christ's teaching, He said a great many things which could not possibly be understood at the time, in order that the disciples might stretch up towards what was above them, and, by stretching up, might grow. "I will love Him." It is true that here below Christians see through a glass darkly - not yet face to face. The truth that Christ is the Son of God, who has died for our salvation — that is the heart of the gospel. Tobit Judith Esther 1 Macc. ", II. The church will undergo discomfort and distress but her sorrow will be transformed into joy. The tropics with their easy luxuriant growth grow languid men, and our less smiling latitude grows strenuous ones. The inexhaustible truths that He had spoken seem to have gone clear over their heads, but the verbal repetition of the "little whiles" and the recurring ring of the sentence seems to have struck upon their ears. Reading 1, 1 John 4:11-18 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 72:1-2, 10, 12-13 Gospel, Mark 6:45-52 More Daily Readings. What should terrify or charm us if we saw Him? John 15:16. Human life in all its departments is to be gladdened by his presence, inspired by his example, molded by his will. They want to know all about it now, or not at all. "He endured as seeing Him who is invisible." Chapitre 16. Should encourage us to search the Scriptures. 1. 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. (2) Shut out competing objects, and the dazzling cross-lights that come in and hide Him from us. New International Version (NIV), ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’. Great, indeed, is the responsibility of Christian pastors and teachers, called as they are to be fellow-workers with God. St. Paul General Writings; Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuter. HE FREQUENTLY OCCASIONS THEM. He did so here, and He did so elsewhere, by His symbolical and enigmatical language. Therefore —(3) They are to look forward, not backward. 22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and x was baptizing. 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). In this context, the bearing of fruit is generalized. Sign up here! (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. What is the result of this teaching of the Spirit of truth? 2 Macc. II. Then some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean by saying to us, 'A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'; and 'Because I am going to the Father'?" Bible Resources. But it is the Master's work, and here is the promise which he has given for the encouragement of all his servants. 2. The Gospel was proclaimed from Luke 18:1-8. Urge us to cultivate sincerity in our thoughts. That His return will change their sorrow into high joy. We know what his coming and going awakens. Let them not sink into despair. 2. The disciples seem to have quoted from the clause, "Because I go to My Father and ye see Me no more." There is a love with which, as God, He loved all mankind eternally; and another deeper love, with which He loved all whom He foreknew would love Him again. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? In a little while you will see Me no more, and then after a little while you will see Me. Jean 16:21 La femme, lorsqu'elle enfante, éprouve de la tristesse, parce que son heure est venue; mais, lorsqu'elle a donné le jour à l'enfant, elle ne se souvient plus de la souffrance, à cause de la joie qu'elle a de ce qu'un homme est né dans le monde. Even St. Irenaeus (Adv. How shall we express the thoughts of their hearts about Christ? In childhood he may chiefly appear as a gentle Shepherd, in youth as an earnest Counselor, in manhood as a mighty King, and in the evening of life, when its battles are well-nigh over, and its companions scattered, as a faithful, never-dying Friend. The disciples heard that Jesus would rise from the dead. Truth is sometimes hidden in a well in order that we may have the blessing of the search, and that the truth found after the search may be more precious. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. John 16:16-22 NIV - The Disciples’ Grief Will Turn to Joy - Bible Gateway. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. In conclusion, WHO SHALL PUT BOUNDS OR LIMITS TO THE FULFILLMENT OF THIS PROMISE IN THE FUTURE? Still, amid all the imperfections of the life of faith, what they do see of the glory of Christ makes them see all things in new light, and judge all things by a new standard. Joshua Judges: Ruth 1 Samuel 2 Samuel 1 Kings 2 Kings 1 Chron. But there is a deeper mystery still. We know that men shall be blessed in Christ, and all nations shall call him blessed. Have we seen the spiritual Christ? 2 Chron. II. Inquiry "among yourselves" is folly; to ask Him is wisdom. Mais je vous l'ai dit afin que, lorsque l'heure sera venue, vous vous souveniez que je vous l'ai annoncé. And we may say that these feelings and convictions of Christ's disciples are altogether reasonable - that is to say, they are entirely in accordance with the supernatural fact that Jesus is the Son of God. Books of the Bible Buy a Bible Daily Readings Old Testament New Testament Ten Commandments. 16:16; Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20; John 1:49; 11:27 Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. So far from this, it has ever been by the Spirit of truth that the voice of Christ, even in the Scriptures, has continued to be audible and mighty, and that his presence in any of the means of grace has been realized. 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. John 15:16 16 You did not choose me , but z I chose you and appointed you that you should go and a bear fruit and that your fruit should abide , so that b whatever you ask the Father in my name , … But they were not left to themselves to interpret these facts and explain their spiritual meaning. By their spoken words, by their written treatises, perhaps by their hymns of faith and hope, they declare afresh to those around them the unsearchable riches of Christ. THE BEWILDERED DISCIPLES. (2) It will be beyond the power of man to take away. 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. Rob Hardwick, the St. Augustine Beach police chief who sailed to a decisive victory in the Republican primary in August and cruised to an easy victory without a write-in opponent in … The Lord's Supper is only "until I come. III. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And then, as time went on, the full meaning of the cross was unfolded, and the Apostle Paul, who, above all things, preached Christ crucified, was inspired to declare it as no one else had done. Grandly and powerfully does the Apostle Paul describe the ultimate effect of the Spirit's teaching: "We all, with open face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are changed," etc. 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. They bow before the mystery of his taking on him our nature. Our difficulties in understanding ancient authors are not known to them, nor have they the power to help us. Ils vous chasseront des synagogues; et même l'heure vient où quiconque vous fera mourir, croira faire à Dieu un sacrifice agréable. 19). BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD: The Holy Bible: King James Version. 1. There is but one explanation, and we find it in the promise before us: "The Spirit of truth shall receive of mine," etc. They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God And in order to escape that uneasiness men are dogmatical when they should be doubtful, and positive when it would be a great deal more for the health of their souls and their listeners to say, "Well, really I do not know, and I am content to wait." They were no longer "fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets had spoken." WHAT THEY PREPARED FOR. It may be we were waiting for his arrival, full of other thoughts, busy or weary, or musing, or all but forgeful. But if we will speak plainly to Him, He will send us triumphant hope and large confidence of a coming joy that will float us over the bar and make us feel that the burden is no longer painful to carry. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2. 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’? Negatively described; rather as an anticipation of non-vision. It is all cloudland and chaos altogether. I. To impress them with their ignorance — the first step to knowledge. But his true disciples go further, much further than this. how that conviction would —(1) Lift us up above temptation! —. 2000. And if Christ stood beside you, if your eyes were fixed upon the trivialities of this poor present, you would see not Him. IV. The same sun puts on a different glory every hour of the longest day. These disciples in their bewilderment represent some very common faults which we all commit in our dealing with the Lord's words. There is nothing that the ordinary mind, and often the educated mind, detests so much as uncertainty and being baffled. And, last of all, the deep mystery of Christ's incarnation, how "the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us," - that in its turn was chiefly explored by the beloved disciple John. They were inspired to do this. They and the Apostle Paul, who was ere long to be added to their company, had the mighty work entrusted to them of explaining to all ages the true significance of the mission of Christ in the flesh. 21). A man may take away your property, health, life, but your joy never. A school-book mastered becomes obsolete. We can do much for one another, but the deepest riddles and mysteries can only be wisely dealt with in one way. This was the great and urgent theme of Pentecost and of the days which immediately followed (see the Book of Acts). What a revelation do they contain of the Person and work, the mind and heart, of the Holy One, never to be superseded by any newer Testament so long as the world lasts! See How They All Connect. Cumberland Crescent has 4 postings currently available, while the city of St. John's has 199 postings available. It is only a "little" while. Oh! Now is not that exactly like us, and does not the Christianity of this day want the hint to pay most attention to the greatest truths, and let the little difficulties fall into their subordinate place? In its essence and substance their message is still the same - "That which was from the beginning;" in its form and expression it varies with the aspects of providence and the problems of human life. When God was made Man, He put on human affections and human sympathies. But in what order did he bring them into prominence? He himself told them, more than once in fact , that when they arrived in Jerusalem, the Jews would deliver him to the Gentiles, who would mock, torture, crucify, and kill him. Under his illumination the soul cannot remain unchanged. 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. John 16 - NIV: “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. 16 Encore un peu de temps, et vous ne me verrez plus ; encore un peu de temps, et vous me reverrez. He knows all our perplexities. They are ceaselessly and diligently to "look for His appearing. Bible> Jean> Chapitre 16> Verset 21. There must be a "looking off unto Jesus." He never rebukes us either for our stupidity or for our carelessness, but has long patience with us. It was by no means exhausted when the eyewitnesses and first ministers of the Word had gone to their rest, leaving behind them the memory of their oral teaching and the Books of the New Testament. THIS PROMISE HAS BEEN FURTHER FULFILLED IN THE SUBSEQUENT HISTORY AND LIFE OF THE CHURCH. (3) It will be associated with the power of obtaining all spiritual blessings from the Father. They were but a small portion of avast scheme, most of which had to be carried out in the unseen world. 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." In this passage we have seen some tremendous concepts which he has brought out for their understanding, and for ours as well. Jesus said to his disciples, "A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me." Now this is a spiritual perception which only spiritual communion can bestow. 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’? + Text Size —. "The world will come to an end when Christianity shall have spoken its last word" (Vinet). He loved according to the love of kinsman and of friends. John. ", The Relation of Christ to the Intellectual Perplexities O, The relation of Christ to the intellectual perplexities o. Alleluia. Whence their depth and their permanence and their power? Plainly it was not the birth of Christ, but his exaltation to the right hand of God. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. He has an aspect for every period of life, and for all life's great vicissitudes, to those who believe. Difficulties are essential to educational work. Songs Wisdom Sirach: Isaiah Jeremiah Lament. If we would see, and have our hearts filled with, the calm sublimity of the solemn white wedge that lifts itself into the far off blue, we must not let our gaze stop on the busy life of the valleys or the green slopes of the lower Alps, but must lift it and keep it fixed aloft. II. He had not a word of rebuke for the slowness of their apprehension. We, too, are often in a hurry. Our hearts go forth to meet him. It would serve —. 2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. NIV, Storyline Bible, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part. To stimulate their thoughts. 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. Jean 16:21 . No other teacher had such a thorough acquaintance with the unspoken thoughts which coursed through the minds of His hearers. HE WILL FURNISH A SATISFACTORY SOLUTION OF THEM IF DESIRED. 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