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Daily Reading: 29th September 2015

John 16.14-15 cont.

14 He will bring glory to Me because what He receives from Me He will announce to you.

15 All things which the Father has are Mine, because of this I said that He (the Holy Spirit) receives from Me and makes it known to you.

James Joyce wrote these words: ‘what’s yours is mine and what’s mine is my own’.

We may find this amusing, and it is often said in an amusing way.

Married couples organize their marriage in different ways. Some share everything, except the things that are specific to their gender. On the other hand, others jealously guard the things they deem to be theirs and theirs alone.

There is no such distinction with Jesus, and the Father, and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said: All things which the Father has are Mine.

This is considerable different to the whimsical saying of James Joyce.

What Jesus said is implying that He and the Father are One, along with the Holy Spirit.

Since the whole universe belongs to the Father, it also belongs to Jesus.

There is nothing in the whole of creation, seen and unseen, that does not belong to Jesus, Father, and Holy Spirit.

It is out of this Divine relationship that the Holy Spirit makes things known to us.

The Aramaic version translates ‘make it known’ this as ‘He will show you’

In teaching someone to drive it may be necessary to go beyond verbal instructions, pictures, and diagrams. It may be necessary to show a pupil what to do.

It is one thing to describe how to turn the car around in the road using forward and reverse gears, but it is another thing to actually show a pupil how to do it.

The Holy Spirit is amongst us to show us the things of Jesus.

Paul knew this and he reminded the church at Corinth of this:

[3] I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. [4] And my message and my preaching were very plain. I did not use wise and persuasive speeches, but the Holy Spirit was powerful among you. [5] I did this so that you might trust the power of God rather than human wisdom – 1 Corinthians 2.3-5.

Let us continually pray that the Holy Spirit will demonstrate through us the things of Jesus.

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