Matthew, Mark, and Luke, were not directed by the Holy Spirit to record the truths that John was directed to write concerning…
THE TWO PARACLETES
In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, there is not a hint of the truth recorded in John 13 , John 14 , John 15 , John 16 , or John 17 , in which chapters we learn something of the ministry or work of the TWO Paracletes, the LORD Jesus AND the Holy Spirit.
In John 13 , after we read that the LORD Jesus loved His own in the world UNTO THE END, which causes us to think of Philippians 1:6 , and Hebrews 7:25 , we understand something of the meaning of the words of the Savior, recorded in John 13:10 , “he that is washed (all over) needeth not save to wash His feet.” This causes us to think of 1 John 2:1-2 , Christ the Propitiation for our sins by His work on the cross, by which believers are washed all over, once for all, and Christ, the believer’s Advocate (Paraclete), or footwasher. Peter and the other apostles knew that their feet were being washed by the Lord Jesus; but He said to them: “what I do thou knowest not now: but thou shalt know hereafter.” (John 13:7 ). The LORD Jesus was here teaching His apostles that after His death, resurrection, and ascension they would know that the washing of their feet foreshadowed His work as their footwashing Advocate in the presence of God in heaven.
In John 17 as we consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, interceding with His Father in behalf of those GIVEN TO Him by His Father, we think of Hebrews 8:1-2 , “we have such an High Priest, Who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the sanctuary and the true tabernacle.” “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, the figures of the true, but into heaven itself now to appear in the presence of God for us.” (Hebrews 9:24 ). This intercessory work of the great High Priest in God’s presence in behalf of Christians guarantees them UTTERMOST salvation. (Hebrews 7:25 ). This means the answer to Christ’s petition in John 17:24 in behalf of His disciples, that they may be with Him and behold His glory. In Colossians 3:1-4 , Philippians 3:19-20 , 1 John 3:2 , and Romans 8:18 , we learn that Christians are going to SHARE with the LORD Jesus His eternal Divine glory in the ages to come. (Ephesians 2:7 ).
Therefore, in between chapters thirteen and seventeen in John’s Record we have set forth something of the ministry and work of the other Paraclete, the Holy Spirit.
“Believe on the LORD Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” Acts 16:31 , while there is still time!
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20 )
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