yet the riches of God's grace is made to shine more clearly for He
convinces theworld of righteousness
.Thirdly, this Prophet teaches everything to be believed, even the resurrection of the body and everlasting life, the Father's love to him from eternity, what God isand what Christ is and to believe what He reveals and what will be hereafter. ForHe
convinces the world of judgment
.Lastly, He teaches the soul obedience to observe all the commands of Christ, theleast as well as the greatest, visible as well as invisible, things to be done in earthas well as to be enjoyed in heaven. He teaches how to behave ourselves whilestrangers here as well as what we shall enjoy when we reach the city which wenow seek; which obedience consists in two things: (1) Love to God so that we denyall things of this world and count them as loss and dung in comparison to Him and(2) love to our neighbor.
How does He prophesy?
Look again at John 16:
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guideyou into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear,that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it untoyou
(:13-15).The Father teaches by His Son,
for the fullness of the Father dwells in Him
, and theSon now teaches only by His Spirit; therefore, the Spirit takes of Christ to give tothem that are His children. So that it remains clear, there is but one true light,namely, the light of the Father and the Son made manifest by the Spirit.The way He teaches is through the Scriptures. They declare all that was, that is,and that shall be practiced or enjoyed by any. They are the will and law of God.
This is a standing law to walk by. They
are able to make the man of God perfectunto salvation through faith in Jesus
(II Tim. 3:15).The way God reveals His will through the Scriptures is through His ministers, anddirectly to the soul teaching it by words easy to be understood:
he will guide you into all truth
.Now the matter revealed is either the mysteries of the Father's love to a poor soulwhich is hidden from the wise men of the world and this the true light discoversonly to the children of the kingdom; or else the matter revealed is the truth of God