Verse 16 The revelation of the Trinity.
Verse 17 The natural man cannot receive the Spirit (they rejected Christ), does not know him. Compare 1 Corinthians 2:10-14.
But ye know Him?
He abides not only with us but in us.
Verse 18 He came to them in His Spirit.
When we say “the Lord is here,” what we are really saying is “the Lord is present in the Spirit.”
At conversion we often say “the Lord came into my heart” what we really mean is that the Spirit of the Lord came in. “I will come to you.”
Verse 19 “The world seeth me no more.”
The last time they saw Him was on the Cross.
The next time they will see Him will be in glory and power. Revelations 19:11-16.
“But ye shall see me.”
For forty days He showed Himself to them.
“Because I live, ye shall live also.”
1 Corinthians 15:20
But now is Christ risen from the dead the first fruits of them that slept.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Verse 20 “In that day” = the day of resurrection, the day of the Spirit, “ye shall know that I am in the Father and ye in me, and I in you.”
What a glorious relationship—revealed by the Spirit.
Verse 21 Our love for the Lord is manifested by our obedience. See also Verse 23.
Verse 23 Our body as the abode of God.
“We will come unto Him, and make our abode with him.”
Expand this truth.
Verse 25 While I am with you I have told you these things.
Verse 26 When I am gone the Holy Spirit
1. Will teach you all things
2. Will bring all things to your remembrance. Draw attention to the work of the Holy Spirit in this dispensation.
Verse 27 “Peace I leave with you” = Peace with God. Romans 5:1
“My peace I give unto you” = Peace of God. Philippians 4:5
Verse 30 For the prince of this world cometh, and findeth nothing in Me = has no power over Me.
1. The temptation in the wilderness
2. Would have cast Him over the brow of the hill at Capernaum
3. The Lord rebuked Peter. “Get thee behind me Satan.”
In all these Satan had no power over Him.
These temptations were an attempt to hinder the work of redemption.
For this cause came I unto this hour, He accepted the “cup.” He loved the Father who commanded Him to do so.
Verse 31 “Arise let us go hence.”
He arises from the table in the upper room and makes His way to Gethsemane.