(From: JOHN #33 - 14:15-31)
6. 14:15-21 QUALIFICATION FOR THE SPIRIT: OBEDIENCE OF LOVE
a. 14:15 If you love me, you will keep :my :commandments.
E-AN a-gaPA-TE me, tas en-toLAS  tas eMAS teREse-te .
b. 14:16-17 THE INWARD NATURE OF THE COMFORTER
ka’ ’GOe-roTEsoton paTEra, kai ALlon paRAkle-ton  DOsei huMIN,
And I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
HIna hemeth’ huMON eis ton aiOna, ta PNEUma  tes a-leTHEIas:
that he be with you for ever, 17 the Spirit of the truth:
HO ho KOSmos ou DUna-tai laBEIN; HOti ou the-oREI auTO, ouDE giNOSkei :
whom the world cannot receive; because it sees him not, neither knows:
huMEIS giNOSke-te auTO; HOti par’ huMIN MEnei , kai en huMIN ES-TIN.
YOU know him; for he abides with you, and is in you.
c. 14:18 I will not leave you orphans: I come unto you.
ouk aPHEso huMAS or-phaNOUS : ERcho-mai pros huMAS.
d. 14:19 OUR LIFE DEPENDENT ON THE LIFE OF CHRIST
Eti miCRON, kai ho KOSmos me ouKEti the-oREI;
Yet a little, and the world sees me no more;
HuMEIS de the-oREI-TE me: HOti eGOzo, kai huMEIS ZEse-te.
but YOU see me: because I live, YOU shall live also.
e. 14:20 THE INDWELLING SPIRIT: WILL REVEAL THIS MYSTERY
en eKEIneteheMEra huMEIS GNOses-the HOti eGO en topaTRI mou,
In that :day YOU shall know that I amin my :Father,
kai huMEIS en eMOI, ka’ ’GOen huMIN.
and YOU in me, and I in you.
f. 14:21 OBEDIENCE: THE TEST OF OUR LOVE TO CHRIST
ho Echon tas en-toLAS mou, kai teRON  auTAS, eKEI-NOS es-tin ho a-gaPON me:
Who has my :commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me:
Ho de a-gaPON me a-ga-peTHEse-tai huPO tou paTROS mou,
and who loves me shall be loved of my :Father,
ka’ ’GOa-gaPEsoauTON, kai em-phaNIso auTOe-mauTON.
and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
7. 14:22-24. COMING OF SPIRIT: BASED ON KEEPING WORD OF FATHER
a. 14:22 QUESTION OF THE OTHER JUDAS
LEgei auTOIOUdas (ouch ho Is-ka-riOtes), KUri-e, ti GEgo-nen
Judas (not :Iscariot), says to him, Lord, what is come to pass
HOti heMIN MELleis em-phaNIzein se-auTON, kai ouCHI toKOSmo?
that you shall manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?
b. 14:23 LOVE OF THE FATHER AND JESUS: BASED ON OUR OBEDIENCE
a-peKRIthe'IeSOUS kai EIpen auTO, E-AN tis a-gaPA me,
Jesus answered and said to him, If any love me,
ton LOgon  mou teREsei: kai ho paTER mou a-gaPEsei auTON,
he will keep my :word: and my :Father will love him,
kai pros auTON e-leuSOme-tha, kai moNEN  par’ auTOpoi-eSOme-tha.
and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
c. 14:24 RELATIONSHIP OF LOVING CHRIST AND KEEPING HIS WORDS
ho mea-gaPON me tous LOgous mou ou teREI: kai ho LOgos
Who loves me not keeps not my :words: and the word
hon aKOUe-te ouk EStin eMOS, alLA tou PEMpsanTOS me paTROS.
which you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.
8. 14:25-31. THE SPIRIT OF PEACE: TAKES THE PLACE OF CHRIST
a. 14:25 These thingshave I spoken to you, while abiding with you.
TAUta leLAle-ka huMIN, par’ huMIN MEnon.
b. 14:26 THE FOLLOW-UP WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
ho de paRAkle-tos, to PNEUma to HAgi-on, ho PEMpsei ho paTER
But the Comforter, the Holy :Spirit, whom the Father
en tooNOmaTI mou, eKEInos huMAS diDAxei PANta,
will send in my name, HE shall teach you all things,
kai ho-pomNEsei  huMAS PANta ha EIpon huMIN eGO.
and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
c. 14:27a JESUS’ PEACE IN THE COMFORTER
EiREnen  aPHIe-mi  huMIN; eiREnen ten eMEN DIdomi huMIN:
I leave you peace; my :peace I give to you:
ou kaTHOS ho KOSmos DIdosin, eGO DIdo-mi huMIN.
not as the world gives, give I to you.
d. 14:27b Let not your :heart be troubled, neither be it fearful.
meta-rasSEStho huMON hekarDIa, meDE dei-liAto.
e. 14:28a You heard how I said to you, I go, and I come unto you.
eKOUsa-te HOti eGO EIpon huMIN, HuPAgo, kai ERcho-mai pros huMAS.
f. 14:28b JESUS’ RETURN TO THE FATHER; GREATLY ENHANCES POSITION OF DISCIPLES!
ei e-gaPA-TE me, eCHArete  an, HOti poREUo-mai pros ton paTEra:
If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father:
HOti ho paTER MEIzon  mou esTIN.
because the Father is greater than I.
g. 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it come to pass, you may believe.
kai nun EIre-ka huMIN prin geNESthai, HIna, HOtan GEne-tai, pisTEUse-te.
14:30-31a. JESUS: OBEYS THE FATHER IN SPITE OF SATAN
ouKEti polLA laLEsometh’ huMON,
I will no more speak many wordswith you,
ERche-tai gar ho tou KOSmou ARchon: kai en eMOI ouk Echei ouDEN;
for the prince of the world comes: and he has nothing in me;
all’ HIna gnoho KOSmos HOti a-gaPOton paTEra,
31b but that the world may know that I love the Father,
kai kaTHOS en-toLEN EdoKEN moi ho paTER, HOUtos poiO.
and as the Father gave me commandment, thus I do.
i. 14:31b Arise, let us go hence. eGEIres-the, Ago-men enTEUthen.
NOTE: This portion of Jesus on the Holy Spirit brings us closer to the heart of His teaching on the uniqueness of the Third Person of our Triune God, especially as set forth in the next two chapters. Here He begins opening up the ministry of the One who will soon take His place on earth as God’s representative. But as already stated, His function will be more advantageous to us withinus, than was Jesus’ presence just withHis disciples.
There is a very interesting word given by Peter concerning the Spirit that is relevant at this point. Peter says – “For he [Jesus] received from God theFather honor and glory, when such a voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, This is my :beloved :Son, in whom I am well pleased: 18 and this :voice weheard borne out of heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19 And we have the word of prophecy more sure; whereto you do well to take heed, as to a lamp shining in a murky place, until day dawn, and theday-star arise in your :hearts: 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of its own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever borne by man’s will; but men spoke from God, being borne onby the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:17-21).
Here Peter clearly sets forth by the inspiration and guidance of the Spirit, that no Bible prophecy originated from man’s will – but men spoke from God, borne on by the Holy Spirit.
Just as Jesus did not originate from Himself what He said or did except by the Father – And just as the Holy Spirit did not speak that originating from Himself but from the Lord, whose Spirit He was – Just so weshould not originate words or deeds from ourselves – but by the Holy Spirit! This is the example set forth for us by such men as Rees Howells and Oswald Chambers.
See how simple the above is -, but how completean example of discipleship.
And let us never forget that the presence of the Holy Spirit withinus in this dispensation, is based on Christ’s Redemptive Act – on His Finished Work on the Cross. J.A.W.