The Revealing Work of the Spirit
John 16:15
All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it to you.

The Holy Spirit is given for the purpose of restoring to spiritual truth its natural and reasonable efficiency. It is as though we had our eyes fixed on a book in the deep gloom of twilight. We believe that the page reveals truth, we know the language in which it is written; but the light is so imperfect, that, though here and there we can distinguish a capital letter, and now and then decipher a word, yet we are unable to make out distinctly a single sentence. But let light now fall upon the page, and every word and every letter is instantly revealed, the thought of the writer beams upon our understanding, and the channel of communication between His mind and ours is, for the time, fully established. Very similar to this is the case before us. We read and we hear about God, the Judge of all, and Christ, the Redeemer of men, about sin and repentance, heaven and hell, the wages of guilt and the reward of holiness, and we care so little about them that the words hardly awaken a thought, or leave a trace upon our recollection. But let now the Holy Spirit show these things of Christ unto us, and they are at once invested with the terrors or the joys of a most solemn reality.

(F. Wayland, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

WEB: All things whatever the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine, and will declare it to you.

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