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Gospel of John - Chapter 16 - Lesson 6

Posted on July 9, 2016 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Jesus Will Return to the Throne Room


John 16:25 (ESV) “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father.


Jesus had been speaking to the disciples in metaphors rather than in plain speech. He had not come right out and stated exactly what was going to happen but had alluded to birth pangs and sorrow. The Holy Spirit would make things more clear to them after Jesus was gone than when Jesus walked among them. The Holy Spirit would not only reveal it to them, but He would remove the cobwebs from their minds and bring light where there had been fogginess.


John 16:26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.


The disciples would not have to ask Jesus to ask His Father on their behalf. They would be able to speak directly to the Father in the name of the Son. This is explained well below:


The MacArthur Bible Commentary:

Asking in Jesus’ name means simply asking on the basis of His merit, His righteousness, and for whatever would honor and glorify Him as to build His kingdom.


As we have explained before “in Jesus name” is not a magic phrase to tack onto the end of our prayers but is the attitude and the power by which we petition the Father. We can come to God in this way because we have believed and trusted the One that He sent, His only begotten Son, Jesus.


John 16:28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”


Jesus identified where He came from, the presence of God. He said He was now leaving earth and going back home to Heaven, into the presence of God the Father. He was returning to His rightful place of authority at the right hand of the Father’s throne.


Hebrews 12:2 (NASB) fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Jesus would no longer be upon the earth, but He would still be in the control room orchestrating HIStory.


Q – Do you ever feel like our world is completely out of control? Do not let fear overtake you! Take solace in the fact that even when the world seems completely out of control, the Lord is still completely IN CONTROL. Pray in Jesus’ name asking for wisdom and peace to live for Him on the earth. The Father will answer!