I HAVE told you all these things, so that you should not be offended—taken unawares and falter, or be caused to stumble and fall away—I told you to keep you from being scandalized and repelled.
They will put you out of—expel you from the synagogues; but an hour is coming when whoever kills you will think and claim that he has offered service to God. And they will do this because they have not known the Father or Me.
But I have told you these things now, so that when they occur you will remember that I told you of them. I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.
But now I am going to Him Who sent Me, yet none of you asks Me, Where are You going? But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts taken complete possession of them.
However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable—good, expedient, advantageous for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter—Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby will not come to you into close fellowship with you; but if I go away, I will send Him to you to be in close fellowship with you.
O My Master! How Amazingly Accurate! Such Is My Present Experience …
And when He comes, He will convict and convince the world and bring demonstration to it about sin and about righteousness—uprightness of heart and right standing with the Mighty Creator of your beings and about judgment:
- About sin, because they do not believe in Me—trust in, rely on, and adhere to Me;
- About righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with your Creator, because I go to My Father, and you will see Me no longer;
- About judgment, because the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world [Satan] is judged and condemned and sentence already is passed upon him.
I have still many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them or to take them upon you or to grasp them now. But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth).
For He will not speak His own message on His own authority; but He will tell whatever He hears from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him, and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come that will happen in the future.