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"When the Spirit of truth comes ...he will not speak on his own "
Day of Pentecost
The Coming Rejection
John 15:26 "When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.
The Work of the Holy Spirit
John 16:5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'
[John 15:26] The theological concept of "procession" or "generation" of the Spirit is based on this verse (cf. 14:16; 16:7; 20:22). The Holy Spirit comes from the Father and is commissioned by the Son. This does not subordinate the deity of the Spirit but rather is a statement of the operational relationships within the three Persons of the Godhead. Coming in the Father's name emphasizes the divine delegation of certain ministries the Spirit performs.
[John 16:6] The perfect tense ("sorrow has filled your heart") suggests that the disciples are in a state of lingering gloom. They have not as yet grasped the blessedness and necessity (v. 7) of His departure in order that the Holy Spirit (Parakletos, Gk.) can come. This is an unfortunate failure on the part of the disciples. Most of the material recorded in John 14-16 is designed to prepare the Lord's followers for their new experience with the Holy Spirit of promise.
[John 16:8] The Holy Spirit's convicting ministry is operative in three different aspects: (1) He convinces us of sin in its ultimate form, namely, the failure to place our faith in Christ (v. 9); (2) He convicts us of righteousness in that the Righteous One has gone from our midst back to heaven, having conquered sin and death in the resurrection (v. 10); and (3) He convinces us of coming judgment in that the prince of this age (i.e., the devil) is clearly judged in the cross and the resurrection (12:31; 14:30; Col. 2:14). The Holy Spirit convicts of sin committed, righteousness forfeited, and judgment coming.
[John 16:12] After Christ's resurrection, many of His words became clear to His disciples, but much more understanding would follow the coming of the Holy Spirit. The disciples, who were in a state of gloom (v. 6), underwent a metamorphosis and, with increased revelation and unique courage, turned the world. The word "bear" indicates that at present more revelation would have proved to be a burden rather than a blessing.
NSRV & Believer's Study Bible (BSB) Notes
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