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.(Jn. 16:13-14)
This 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:
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. Such exalted Things of God are eternally far from what we brand as blessings today and the church must seek them more than how we sought the ephemeral blessings. The meal in the bible that gave birth to ephemeral blessings are far lower than the meals that would enable us understand how to receive the things of God and to obey them. This is the toughest profession given to man
Heb. 5:9And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation Unto All Them That OBEY HIM
Every steps of obedience to the things of God grants us access to a higher blessing from that realm. Those that would OBEY HIM like He obeyed the Father are those that would access the blessings of His High Priestly ministry that can save a soul to the uttermost..They are the ones that the Holy Spirit would reveal Things To Come/Truth unto. The Lord has been exercising a New Ministry (Heb. 8:6) He inherited when He obtained a More Excellent Name Heb. 1:4, but He cannot engage those who only BELIEVE HIM with the new Ministry (Ministry of Perfection), which is primarily meant for the dispensing of the things of God. Baby Christians can only relate with Biblical Meals that have to do with Believing (i.e. Faith Towards God) but it takes a sweet fellowship with the Father and the Son to be moved into Epistle Meals that have to do with Obedience (i.e. Faith of The Son)
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.
This passage reveals that the Lord’s current prayer to the Father is geared towards the salvation of believers to the uttermost (soul and body). 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 fulfilled the protocol of BELIEVING IN CHRIST wherein we are rooted in Faith in the Lord Jesus and Loving ALL Brethren irrespective of their denominational backgrounds(Eph. 1:15). Then would the Father of Glory have the legal ground to grant such access to the operations of the ‘The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation‘ (Eph.1:17/Isa.11:2) whom alone could grant such access to the KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST.
They must have tarried and bore FRUIT with the revelation of the things of Christ by the Holy Ghost Jn. 16:13-14! They must have understood the sweet fellowship of the Son 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.
Unfortunately, not a few believers and ministers have obeyed the commandment of faith in the Lord Jesus and love to all the saints. May we find grace and obtain mercy to press unto these realities in the Lord and much more, amen